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Edo (2012)

Average Rating: 7.18/10
Board Game Rank: 770
Strategy Game Rank: 396
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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(17 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Edo
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In Edo, players represent daimyo in mid-second millennium Japan who are trying to serve their shogun by using their samurai to construct castles, markets and houses in Tokyo and surrounding areas.

At the start of Edo – which won "best evening-length game" in the 2010 Hippodice Game Design competition under the name Altiplano – each player has five samurai tokens, seven houses, one market and three square action cards, each of which has four possible actions on it. One card, for example, allows a player to:

  • Collect rice (up to four bundles depending on the number of samurai applied to the action),
  • Collect $5 (per samurai),
  • Collect wood (up to four, with one samurai on the action and one in the forest for each wood you want), or
  • Build (up to two buildings, with two samurai on the card and one in the desired city, along with the required resources)

Each turn, the players simultaneously choose which actions they want to take with their three cards and in which order, programming those actions on their player cards, similar to the planning phase in Dirk Henn's Wallenstein and Shogun. Players then take actions in turn order, moving samurai on the board as needed (paying $1 per space moved) in order to complete actions (to the forest for wood, the rice fields for rice, cities to build, and so on). Before a player can move samurai, however, he must use an action to place them on the game board; some actions allow free movement, and others allow a player to recruit additional samurai beyond the initial five.

One other action allows you to recruit additional action cards from an array on the side of the game board, thereby giving you four (or more) cards from which to choose for the rest of the game.

Building in cities costs resources and gives you points as well as money; as more players build in a city, the funds are split among all present, with those first in the city receiving a larger share. Players can also receive points or buy stone by dealing with a traveling merchant.

Once at least one player has twelve points, the game finishes at the end of the round, with players scoring endgame bonuses for money in hand and other things. The player with the most points wins.

Edo includes separate game boards for 2-3 players and for 4 players.

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Components

  • 1 double-sided game board
  • 54 coins
  • 40 rice resources
  • 40 stone resources
  • 40 wood resources
  • 8 fortresses
  • 12 officials
  • 1 merchant figure
  • 24 authorization cards
  • 10 merchant cards
  • 24 profit tiles
  • 28 houses
  • 4 trading posts
  • 20 samurai figures
  • 4 scoring markers
  • 1 start player marker
  • 4 planning boards
  • 4 game summaries
  • Rules

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Edo
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Marko Fiedler, Claus Stephan
Year: 2012
Product Code: 60941
Size: 11.60 x 11.60 x 3.20 inches
3.88 pounds
Dutch, English, French, Spanishmore»
Release Date: Jun 1, 2012
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German first edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Marko Fiedler, Claus Stephan
Year: 2012
Product Code: 6094
Size: 11.60 x 11.60 x 3.20 inches
4.40 pounds
German
Release Date: May 2012
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3 Edo Player Aids and stuff
An XL spreadsheet that has spoilers of 2,3,4 player profit tiles with expansion pack 2 a sheet to cut out with a summary of player pieces (to put in each ziplock bag) a sheet to cut out with starting resource packages. i lamninated them with a standard ID card size laminator. merchant tile spoiler. authorization card spoiler with exp. 1 and 3. a summary of actions that can be printed front and back on standard sheet of paper. having more then one summary sheet is better when teaching newbies.
English
2014-07-06
5 Edo Set-Up Sheet in Russian
Подготовка к игре на русском.
Russian
2012-05-16
5 Edo rulebook in Russian
Правила игры на русском.
Russian
2012-05-16
10 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Edo.
Japanese
2012-03-25
19 Edo - Official English Set-Up Sheet
English Set-Up sheet for Edo.
English
2012-03-13
57 Edo - Official English Rules
Official PDF of Edo English rules.
English
2012-03-13
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Board Game Rank: 770
Strategy Game Rank: 396
Num Ratings: 948
Average Rating: 7.18
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