Originally published back in 1998 and being categorized by players as part of the famous Reiner Knizia’s “Tile-laying Trilogy” (Tigris & Euphrates, Samurai, and Through the Desert), Samurai is an influence-gaining competition set in feudal Japan. To win the favor of the leaders in religion, commerce and military factions, players place normal hexagonal tiles as well as 3 wild tiles (namely Samurai, Ronin and Ship) onto the four main islands of the nation to surround the respective settlements.

This new version of Samurai features fresh design of the game board, tiles and leader tokens, and is expected to be released in Q4 2015.