Ryozen by Tabula Games

Category: Age: 14+ 20 - 60 Min 2 - 4 Players 2022

Ryozen is coming to Kickstarter by Tabula Games and this is what we know so far!

Ryozen is a 2-4 player worker placement game featuring a layered rotating board and multiple resources engines, set in a fantasy world of mystical forces and animals with extraordinary abilities.

It’s a busy time in the realm of Ryozen! Like all the others, your Clan has assembled the most skilled Kin who can perform various tasks and bring you the honors you deserve. These are the final nights, when you can prove that your clan is the most capable of doing good for the kingdom. The Sleeping Phoenix is about to awaken in her mountaintop palace, which you can rotate to gain  special benefits from the nearby lands. Seize the moment and do your best to obtain her favor!

In Ryozen the contention is always at a high pace with both direct and indirect interaction between players. The board, flippable for a two player setup, is divided into sectors that provide different sets of possible actions, but only for a limited number of available placements. Secure the best places for your Kin to gather or manage resources, recruit more allies with asymmetrical abilities, influence the tie-breaker and collect cards to improve your strategy. The turn flow runs smoothly from the very beginning, with immediate placement effects during the day phase and global effects resolved sector by sector during the night. Never lose sight of your rivals and strive for the highest prestige!


Key Features

Layered rotating board
The layered rotating board can be manipulated by players to influence the outcome of their placement. The bottom layer is flippable, one side for 3-4 players and the other for a 2 player setup.

Three-dimensional palace
The palace at the center of Ryozen, from which originates the rotation, is represented by a three-dimensional building that is easy to assemble, stack and store.

Sectors and day-night effects
Placement on each sector provides different day and night effects, multiple scoring opportunities for lots of strategic possibilities.

Double sided workers with asymmetric abilities
Workers can be placed face up or face down and are provided with different asymmetric abilities, players can control their interactions and use a variety of placement tactics.

Dream-like art by Andrea Butera
Continuing our collaboration with the artist of Sanctuary: The Keepers Era, Sons of Faeriell and Volfyirion Guilds, Andrea Butera will put his magic touch in the mystical world of Ryozen!