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3 - 5




20 min

The shogun is dead, long live the shogun. Ripples of rebellion are spreading through the lands and the shogunate erupts into a bloody power struggle between the strongest clans. You must do everything in your power to herald your clan to victory. The opposition is fierce, and you must rely on the scheming and planning of others to help you exalt your leader. Shogunate is a game of strategy, deduction, and risk for 3-5 players. Your goal is to get your clan leader named Shogun while blocking and defeating opponents. Each player starts with the same five action cards that will alter the line of succession. On a turn, each player submits one action and the active player chooses in what order the actions are taken after seeing the outcome of each move. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make your leader a target for assassination.

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