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Year Published
2011
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2
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Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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12 and up
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Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
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Sekigahara is a three-hour, low-complexity block wargame based on Tokugawa's campaign in 1600 that would unify Japan for over 250 years.

The game features some unusual mechanisms:

  • No dice are used; combat is decided with cards. Blocks = armies & cards = motivation. The combination of army and motivation produces impact on the battlefield. Armies without matching cards don't fight.
  • Legitimacy is represented by hand size, which fluctuates each week according to the number of castles a player holds.
  • The initial setup is variable, so the situation is always fresh. Concealed information (blocks and cards) lends additional uncertainty. In this way it 'feels' something like an actual campaign.
  • Each player must rally the several daimyo of his coalition, managing the morale and motivation of each clan. The forces are dispersed, and while there are reasons to unify them, the objectives are also dispersed (and the time frame compact) so skirmishing will occur all over the island.

See here for changes in the 2nd edition, including a change to the initial setup (which can be used in the 1st edition as well).

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Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
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English Second Printing
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Mahaffey
Year: 2013
Product Code: GMT1101-13
Size: 12.00 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches
4.20 pounds
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Release Date: Aug 29, 2013
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Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
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Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Mahaffey
Year: 2011
Product Code: GMT1101
Size: 9.30 x 12.40 x 2.30 inches
4.20 pounds
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5 Tuckboxes for Cards (sleeves FFG)
Tuckboxes for sleeved cards (FFG)
English
2015-08-17
2 Sekigahara: Spielhilfe deutsch / German Player Aid
Die deutschsprachige Spielhilfe fasst alle wichtigen Regeln auf 3 A4-Seiten zusammen. Optimal zum Nachschlagen während des Spiels oder für das Kurzstudium nach längerer Spielpause. 3 pages German player aid
German
2015-08-07
8 Updated Castle/Resource Location/VP Tracker
A reformatted version of the very nice castle and resource location ownership tracker created by Hugues Richard (@oninohugo) with the addition of a Twilight Struggle-style VP track.
English
2015-05-25
7 Sekigaahara English Rules
PDF rules of Sekigahara
English
2015-01-14
7 Sekigahara - Victory track
A track to put cubes on makes it easier to see at a glimpse who's having the upper hand in new cards and recruitment blocks. Spots are separated by type, affiliation and than by alphabetical order for quicker bookkeeping. Note: The reddish color used will not appear black but dark grey if you use a B&W printer. PDF for those who don't have Excel.
English
2014-12-10
11 Sekigahara Blocks and Cards By Clan
A chart showing each faction's block and card strength by clan. Starting blocks and bonus location control by faction are included, as well as a short general commentary.
English
2014-11-12
7 Deutsche Regeln - German Rules
Die deutschen Regeln für Sekigahara basierend auf der zweiten Ausgabe von 2013. The German rules for Sekigahara based upon the second printing from 2013.
German
2014-08-17
12 Sekigahara rules in Greek
Το διορθωμένο, ελπίζω να μην ξέχασα κάτι.
Greek
2014-07-28
4 sekigahara Tokugawa tuckbox
Tokugawa tuckbox printed on A4 paper size
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2014-05-29
2 sekigahara Ishida tuckbox
Ishida tuckbox printed on a4 size paper
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2014-05-29
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