Reviewed by Andrea “Liga” Ligabue
DOJO KUN (Yemaia, 1 to 4 players, ages 13 and up, 60-90 minutes; about 50€)
There are still two main universes in the gaming scene: Euros and American. Luckily, there is a big overlap, an area where theme and mechanics can find agreement, where most of the better titles (like Eclipse, Kingsburg, Terra Mystica etc.) reside. It is the land where a theme is developed with simple but great mechanics and where rules are not too short and not too long. Dojo Kun, published by Yemaia, comes from there: an intense story told by a great Euro storyteller – designer Roberto Pestrin, in his gaming debut – and it is a great start! Yemaia has already produced some very good games (Al-Rashid, reviewed in the Spring 2013 Gamers Alliance Report, is great) and, this time, shows they are able to pay serious attention to graphics and arts too.