This is the Kickstarter Collector's Bundle Edition and includes the following
- Hanamikoji (latest edition)
- Hanamikoji: Geisha's Road
- KS Goodies 1
- KS Goodies 2
- KS Goodies 3
- Collector's Bookcase
- All unlocked stretch goals
You may also want to check out the other editions/bundles from this Kickstarter campaign
*The Collector's Bookcase (the white mock-up case in the image) is a Kickstarter-Exclusive (KSE) gift for backers who pledged Hanamikoji Bundle or above during this campaign. It's a one-piece foldable cardboard case that can hold both games in place. You can fold it for portability or open it to showcase the beautiful artwork by the artist Maisherly on your game shelf.
*The design of the bookcase is still in progress and we will reveal the image as soon as the files are ready!
*The bookcase won't be available outside the KS campaign except for a small surplus amount after the campaign's fulfillment that may be available at conventions and events
Welcome to the most famed Geisha street in the old capital, Hanamikoji. Geishas are elegant and graceful women who are skilled in art, music, dance, and a variety of performances and ceremonies. Greatly respected and adored, Geishas are masters of entertainment.
In Hanamikoji, two players compete to earn the favor of seven illustrious Geishas by collecting each Geisha’s preferred performance item. With careful speculation and a few bold moves, can you outsmart your opponent to win the favor of the most Geishas?
Jixia Academy features the same gameplay as Hanamikoji, but with different artwork.
AWARDS & HONORS
- 2018 Fairplay A la carte Runner-up
- 2016 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee
HANAMIKOJI: GEISHA'S ROAD
“Yoko… What lies ahead for us?” asked her friend Tomoyo.
Yoko stared out into the sea, calm and serene. “Today we are just maiko. But one day, we will complete our training and become known as geisha.”
“Yes, artists of the highest order. But then what?”
“Okaasan said that one day, perhaps some of us may be lucky to inherit the teahouse... if fortune favors us and our hard work.”
Welcome back to Hanamikoji!
In Hanamikoji: Geisha's Road, a 30-minute two-player, competitive strategy game full of implicit intentions, veiled messages, and hidden actions, players represent rival but friendly patrons supporting Yoko, Tomoyo, and others along their journey from apprentice (maiko) to full geisha (artist) and perhaps even the owner (okaasan) of their own establishment.
To do so, players help their favored geisha advance and build prestige through performing their art at different teahouses. Geisha start as apprentices (maiko) but become full geisha and score prestige points after accruing the necessary patronage to return to their original teahouse (ochaya) for the graduation ceremony (erikae). Some geisha may continue their path further and eventually inherit the teahouse (upon a second return) to become the new okaasan, recognized with more prestige points.
At the end of the game, the player who provides the most support to each geisha is recognized. The player who has supported the most prestigious group of geisha wins the game.