A Most Dangerous Time

Posted: June 4, 2009 in Board Games
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I picked up a copy of A Most Dangerous Time, a boardgame designed by Tetsuya Nakamura and republished in English by MMP. It deals with feudal Japan from 1570-1584 and the rise of Oda Nobunaga, pitting Oda’s forces against all others for control of everything. It uses area movement, innovative game mechanics, and card-driven special events to bring an incredible simulation of Japanese warfare leading up to the establishment of the Shogunate.

Back of the game box.

Back of the game box.

I have perused the game contents and rule book. At first blush, the game looks to be stellar. It utilizes cards, action chits, player negotiations, regular combat, siege combat and a host of other elements to offer an in-depth experience. It also includes optional rules for expanding the game to three or four players.

I can’t wait to play this one!

The game map.

The game map.

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