Manga Board Game Rules and Review “Bison(Buffalo Chess)” Alex Randolph’s Two-player Abstract

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Manga Board Game Rules and Review Manga Board Game Rules and Review

By Alex Randolph. For 2 people only. About 10 to 15 minutes per game.

I played on the day it arrived and didn’t find it interesting. It was on the shelf for a year.

After a long time playing,
“It’s fun to play like this”
We discovered how to enjoy it.

  

Overview

  

Asymmetric two-player game.

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The victory conditions are different between the Bison side and the Native American side. The number and movement of wooden pieces are completely different.

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Bison moves like a pawn in chess. It just takes a step forward.

If any one of them crosses the river on the Native American side, you win.

  

  

  

On the Native American side, operating

One chief who moves as a king and

4 dogs that move as a queen

you win if you can stop the bison.

  

The dogs just block the bison’s path.

Native Americans can remove bison.

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Final thoughts

  

At our level, the Native American side is overwhelmingly advantageous.

If you play halfway with Bison, an unexpectedly fast chief will come and ruthlessly reap Bison.

  

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Last time, I thought, “It’s a lot unbalanced,” so I put it on the shelf without thinking deeply.

  

This time We played several games in a row.

  

Then, somehow, we could find the winning line on the Bison side.

  

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Gradually, the person who came up with some strategy, how to win on the Bison side, came to challenge.

  

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It was more like trying out the most difficult action games on the NES alternately, rather than fighting.

   

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Of course, the Native American side will do its best.

  

When the bison wins, we get a little excited. “Wow, this is how the bison side wins.”

  

And somehow the countermeasures are taken and the difficulty level rises a little, and we repeat trying to find a strategy …

  

For us, this is a mysterious taste game, like one playing as the main character and the other playing as the role of an enemy.

  

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I think the package is somewhat like NES software.

Just me?

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