Do you need a holiday well Tokaido is the game for you as it takes you on a Japanese holiday you will visit hot springs, paint luscious landscapes, eat fantastic food, meet new friends and collect some great souvenirs all in the attempt to gain the most amount of points and have the best holiday.


Players: 2 – 5

Playtime: 45 –60 Min

Ages: 8 +

Tokaido is a worker placement, set collection game designed by Antoine Bauza which was released in 2012.

In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.

The potential action spaces in Tokaido are laid out on a linear track, with players advancing down this track to take actions. The player who is currently last on the track takes a turn by advancing forward on the track to their desired action and taking that action, so players must choose whether to advance slowly in order to get more turns, or to travel more rapidly to beat other players to their desired action spaces.

The action spaces allow a variety of actions that will score in different, but roughly equal, ways. Some action spaces allow players to collect money, while others offer players a way to spend that money to acquire points. Other action spaces allow players to engage in various set collections that score points for assembling those sets. Some action spaces simply award players points for stopping on them, or give the player a randomly determined action from all of the other types.

All of the actions in Tokaido are very simple, and combined with a unique graphic design, Tokaido offers players a peaceful zen mood in its play.

Tokaido is a game that will have you feeling like you just took a holiday rather than playing a board game Do yourself a favour and grab a copy of this game now it will be a lot cheaper then a holiday.

Rating: 7.5/10


  • Makes you feel like you are on a holiday
  • Great party game for social gatherings


  • Limited player blocking if playing with non competitive players sometimes can feel like you have just played the game by yourself

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