Sequel to Tokaido announced

French publisher Funforge has announced a sequel to his popular board game Tokaido called Namiji.

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Namiji’s gameplay features a similar flow to Tokaido’s last-goes-first player turns, which let players jump as far along the route as they wanted – with the downside of potentially handing consecutive turns and actions to their opponents as they caught up.

While the mechanics will be familiar to Tokaido players, the new game plays out on the sea, offering up a new choice of actions – the first images of the game’s prototype demonstrated at this month’s Festival International des Jeux in France show three decks of cards with whales on, suggesting we might get the chance to whale-watch.

(Source: Tabletop Gaming Magazine News)

The release of the game is planned for later this year, which could mean a release at the Essen show (late October).