Ukiyo is live

Ukiyo is a 1-4 player puzzle card game in which you are trying to create patterns with Japanese-inspired symbols. It launched on Kickstarter yesterday, November 3, and the campaign will run for 22 more days. There is a single pledge tier that gets you a copy of the game.

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The solo mode consists of 40 puzzle challenges that come in four difficulty levels. Each card shows a combination of 4 symbols (paper crane, butterfly, acorn, cherry blossom) and a placement goal. To solve a puzzle, you must complete three different specified goals (e.g. for puzzle no5, you need to complete goals 3,4 and 10). These goals ask you, for example, to form a vertical or horizontal line of one symbol, or a diagonal line of any symbol, or to have a certain number of a symbol in the final grid.

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The deck contains 18 cards, and you will try to fulfill the puzzle requirements by placing the cards horizontally, vertically or partly overlapping. Your playing area cannot exceed 6x6 symbols. Since the cards are shuffled before you play, you will be tackling a different puzzle every time even if you choose the same one. You may try a taste of the challenges by printing out the PnP files.


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