inlineImages0Bruno Cathala’s Niya is a new 2 player game that takes place in the Imperial Gardens of Japan. Players take turns putting their clan’s influence token in place of a garden tile, but only one that matches the element of a previously chosen tile. The first to create a block, blockade, or row of their clan tiles rules the gardens, and takes power at court.

It’s a beautiful looking abstract strategy, and it also looks very portable.

Niya is for 2 players, ages 7+. It plays in 10 minutes.