Hello everyone !
Today we are going to talk about Tajuto!
Let's go to Japan with Tajuto, a game for 2 to 4 players lasting about 45 to 60 minutes.
In 532, Buddhism arrived in Japan, and took its place alongside Shintoism, which was the official religion.
Prince Shotoku, seduced by this new religion, commissioned Buddhist monks to build a village with a huge garden, in which 8 pagodas (tajuto) would be erected.
He announced that once the fourth tajuto is completed, it will make this city an important pilgrimage destination for all Buddhists around the world.
The Buddhist monk who has attained the highest level of Spirituality, through deep meditation and other mental qualities, at that exact moment will be rewarded, and the Prince will appoint him "Grand Guardian of the Sacred Garden of the Eight Pagodas", and this monk will become the overseer of the pilgrimage.
In Tajuto, players take on the role of Buddhist monks, trying to achieve the highest spirituality.
On their turn, they can activate their action tiles to draw (and build) pagoda tiles from the bag, make offerings to gain meditation points, and acquire tiles that will help them progress faster or gain spirituality points.
Activating more than one action tile or acquiring tiles costs meditation points.
The game ends once the fourth pagoda is completed. The player with the most spirituality points wins.
The main feature of the game is to draw the pagoda tiles from the bag.
The pagoda tiles have a decreasing size per level.
Players are encouraged to search blindly to try to recognize the floor by its size, but they probably won't be able to detect color that way, so drawing the size of the floor they want depends on their tactile recognition, but they must weigh their chances of drawing the flush they want.
Good day and good game ;)