Game Time Decision

A man with deep far-sightedness will survey both the beginning and the end of a situation and continually consider its every facet as important. ~ Takeda Shingen

This week for Game Time Decision we look to feudal Japan with a quick play dice game from Fantasy Flight Games called Age of War. Well, quick unless the dice rise in rebellion against you!


From the Website: Age of War is a fast-paced dice game for two to six players, designed by Reiner Knizia and set among the warring states of feudal Japan. In the game, you and your fellow players take on the roles of rival daimyos attempting to unite the Japanese clans by mustering your troops and conquering castles.

From RTHG Staff (Brandon): This is probably one of my favorite quick play, travel friendly games. In a nutshell the game has several sets of color coordinated cards that represent castles. Each has a points value (for victory) and a set of symbols on them that match the symbols on the sides of the 6-sided dice of the game. You roll decreasing die with a goal of applying matching symbols to “take” a castle. Taking a full colored set gives a few extra bonus victory points. After the last castle is taken tally points and declare victor. You’re done!

There are a few minor rules I left out of the above description but nothing so involved that takes away from said gist. I would highly recommend spending the $14 to add this to your anti-boredom when traveling pack!


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