Karesansui (2013)

Average Rating: 6.61/10
Board Game Rank: 3444
Abstract Game Rank: 214
Family Game Rank: 859
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2013
# of Players
3 − 6
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(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Karesansui
Alternate Names
Karesansui: The Rock Garden
枯山水
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As Grade Two monastery initiates in Karesansui – the cutthroat game of Zen gardening – it will be your great honor to tend the Masters' rock gardens. Each morning the Grade Ones arrive with rocks they've gathered, then haul away the rocks that you don't need anymore – but there aren't enough Grade One initiates to go around, so there will be competition for the best selection of rocks. The Grade Ones will give their new rocks to whoever gives them the fewest old rocks to haul away.

Keep in mind while creating your garden, however, that certain combinations of rocks must be avoided! Every afternoon, the Feng Shui Masters come by to check your work. You'll receive demerits for any forbidden combinations – but you'll also receive demerits for your laziness if you don't add new stones each day, so you must find a balance.

The Masters' final evaluation will come with no advance warning. The Initiate who has the fewest demerits will advance to Grade Three, while the one with the most demerits will be kicked down to Grade One, joining the others in the daily search for new rocks...

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Awards

  • 2012 Ion Award winner (under the name Rocks)

Components

  • 76 Wooden Rocks
  • 40 Demerit Cards
  • 6 Rock Garden Boards
  • 6 Rakes
  • 1 Bidding Board
  • 1 Cloth Bag
  • Rulebook
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Karesansui
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English first edition
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Artist: Eric J. Carter
Year: 2013
Product Code: 101410N
Size: 12.00 x 9.00 x 2.50 inches
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Release Date: Aug 2013
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6 Japanese rule (basic and expansion)
Based on the official rules, I've created a Japanese rule.
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2013-09-12
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Краткие правила, pdf-файл для печати на листе формата А4, 1.0 / Short rules in russian, pdf-file for A4 printing, v. 1.0
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Board Game Rank: 3444
Abstract Game Rank: 214
Family Game Rank: 859
Num Ratings: 157
Average Rating: 6.61
Standard Deviation: 1.42
Num Views: 20571
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.2
Fans: 10
Personal Comments: 70
Users Owning: 289
Users Wanting: 35
Users Trading: 19 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 463
Plays This Month: 1
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