Be transported to the ancient Tokugawa dynasty, and travel along one of the most famed and beautiful paths in all of Japan.
After a recent trip to Japan, I had a sudden urge to buy a game with a Japanese theme – and one of the most beautiful of that subset games is one called Tokaido. It’s a pretty straightforward point-collecting game, but it does look gorgeous, especially the deluxe edition (which includes characterful miniatures and metal coins). And two expansions, Crossroads (which comes with the deluxe set) and Matsuri, add more complexity to the experience.
Experienced gamers may find the game a bit basic, but like Ticket to Ride, it’s a great choice for bringing new gamers to the table, and worth getting out occasionally when you want to turn the brain off a bit and just enjoy the relaxed experience. Or, should I say… the journey.