Publisher: DPH Games
Design: Dan Hundycz
Development: Stephan Bonzo, Carl Schopfer, Emily Hafler, Alex White, Patrick Perl, & Michael Steffens
Art: Samantha Hollasch
Age: 8 and up
Playing Time: 20 – 30 Minutes
Release Date: 2019
In Yokai Hunters, you use the five Chinese elements (wood, water, earth, metal, and fire) to capture Yokai. Players take turns swapping tokens on a 5×5 grid in an attempt to match patterns of three available Yokai. Yokai have various point values based on the number of matching elements required to complete the pattern. Take care not to set up a capture for your opponent. However, you can also use the capture of a smaller Yokai to set up the capture of a more valuable one.
When a Yokai is captured, a magical event occurs, with you perhaps turning the game board or flipping tokens to reveal voids or wilds. This is a puzzle-style game with a different twist.
Three levels of Yokai cards are placed next to the game board, and when one of the decks has been depleted, the game ends. Whoever ends up with the most points wins.
25 Element Tokens
1 Game Board
1 Rules Sheet
STEP 1: Swap any 2 tokens on the board.
STEP 2: Collect the Yokai card with the matching pattern.
STEP 3: Trigger the action written on the bottom of the Yokai card.
STEP 4: Since the Yokai was captured “Out of suit”, the Yokai card is placed to the right of the Character card.