Roll a die and command your Units!
Slide the plates!! Aim the enemy castle to fall!!!
Producer: C-NO TOY
Designer: Takaaki Shiino
Illustrator: Takashi Ono
Players: 2 - 4
Playing Time: 60+ minutes
Contents: 1 game board, 24 plates, 62 cards, 12 markers, 2 dice and 1 rule sheet
NI-SHI-KI (two-four-chess) is the chess-like board game, using cards as chessmen, and featuring wars of warring states in Medieval Japan. Cards representing Units (like spearmen or bowmen) and Warlords (like Oda Nobunaga or Uesugi Kenshin) are put on the sliding plates. Plates with cards are ready to slide over surface of the game board to attack the enemy cards or enemy castle. Each battle is resolved by comparing sum of strength of each cards and a die roll. Mixture of Dynamism (of sliding plate movement) and Luck (with rolling dice which may overturn situation) made good strategy and playability in this game.
1. Receive several cards and place them appropriate spaces. 2. Alternately, appoint new Warlords, slide plates, and aim at enemy castle. 3. When two opposed cards touched each other, battle can be happen. Sum of card's strength and a die roll decide the result! 4. To win the game, you must eliminate all enemy cards or fall enemy castle.