Chief EGG Head(lorna)United States
So this is the third installment to look at some games from lesser known publishers.
I am grouping together some game publishers from Japan here and a a special shout out to the BGGer's in Japan currently-I hope the situations improves and that they are all ok!
The first Japanese game I picked up was Mermaid Rain.
The next year I picked up Fairy Tale released together with other small games from Japon Brand at Essen. As a former MtG player I was intrigued by the card art
Traders of Osaka
Tekeli-liMountain Madness. Japon Brand has released
several other small games since then but these have been the most popular in my game group.
This past year they had the unique String Railway
RRR is a nifty little 2 player filler where each player plays tiles with different abilities in trying to get majority of the tiles on the board
Takamagahara has released some great games. Kaigan, or Inotaizu, is my favorite game from this publisher and designer, Kenichi Tanabe. I was really impressed by the card play in this game. People have compared it a bit to Coloretto in that you play a card and may choose a set of cards.Ascora Games.
In addition I have enjoyed The major four of Heizei
Make You GunfightersBouken is a silly light hearted game. It's the game that replaced BANG! quite readily.
I have picked up a few games from Korea as well. They have had a pretty big presence at Essen the last few years. Lectio
Just recently I tried Cat & Fish