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Onitama is one of the best two-player board games around but if you’re like me you may find yourself feeling a bit hesitant to purchase a two-player game if you have never played it.
So instead of checking out every review possible trying to work out if this game if for you why not try something different.
Onitama is available in a digital format with the game available to download on your mobile device and play with your friends, so why not download it and then give it shot and if you love it I would highly recommend checking out the board game version.
Onitama is a two-player, perfect information abstract game with a random starting set-up. On a 5×5 board, both players start with five pawns on their side, with the main pawn in the middle.
Each player has two open cards that each display a possible move for any of his pieces.
There is a fifth card that cannot be used by either player. On a player’s turn, he chooses one of his cards, moves one of his pieces according to the chosen card, then replaces the card he used with the fifth card.
The other player then chooses one of his cards, moves accordingly, and exchanges that card with this fifth card — which is, of course, the card the first player just used.
Moving onto one of the opponent’s pawns removes that pawn from the game. Taking the opponent’s main pawn, or moving your main pawn into your opponent’s main pawn’s starting space, wins you the game.
How to Play
Watch it played has produced a great video showing how to play onitama check it out below.
How to Get your Free Digital Copy
Onitama is available on the app stores of both IOS and Android devices
Players will be able to play against the computer on your own, or against your friends and fight duels on the same device using the pass and play mode.
If you need more of a challenge you can Connect your Asmodee account and face the best players in the world online! You can also customize your game with new boards, pieces, and music, or get a pack of 16 additional cards by purchasing extensions for the game.