Type: Tabletop

Publisher: DPH Games

Design: Dan Hundycz

Development: Stephan Bonzo, Carl Schopfer, Emily Hafler, Alex White, Patrick Perl, & Michael Steffens

Art: Samantha Hollasch

Graphic Design:


Players: 2

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 “with Source”, the Yokai card is placed to the left of the Character card and is worth 2 Victory Points.