$198.75

It is HERE!  Tsukuyumi Full Moon Down! 🎉🎉🎉

I’m offering two different bundles here.

The first is the no-kidding ALL-IN miniatures pledge from the Kickstarter campaign, PLUS the Jade Sentinels add-on.

If you’re not intimately familiar with the recent’ish Kickstarter (smile)… here’s the skinny on what is included in this Upstart bundle:  the base game, the After the Moonfall expansion, the Rise of the Moon Princess expansion, Fireborn, Lords of the Lost Sea, and the playmat PLUS the Jade Sentinel add-on… and the Kickstarter Exclusive miniatures (see link in grid at the end of this listing) and Stretch Goals!!  Boom! 💥

Option #2 is the same bundle but WITHOUT the playmat. So it’s basically the “ALMOST” All-IN miniatures pledge from the Kickstarter campaign in that it’s everything from the all-in EXCEPT the playmat. Of course, the Jade Sentinel is still thrown in. 😁 This saves you a few bucks and might be just what you were looking for!

Please note the difference in the drop-down menu at the end of this write up and ensure that you purchase the correct one 😅

On a recent campaign, I didn’t express the “no playmat” factor clearly enough in a write up and although I had the playmats listed as a different item on the product drop-down, a customer and two friends all bought the game thinking the playmat WAS included. Ouch! I refunded all their money including shipping and what have you and then sent them return labels to send me the games back (which was their preference and which they were kind enough to do), but I definitely want to avoid that sort of misstep again!

In any event, although that all went just fine in the end… I want to be sure people are being cautious in selecting the correct option. 😬

Quick aside – the graphic for this listing is an actual photo of everything piled up for weighing and measuring on my packing table! The only thing NOT showing is the playmat… hehe… which is only included if you select the option WITH the playmat below… OK. Horse. Dead. Beaten. Moving on. 🐴💨

Retired living… who knew it could be so busy?

Sadly, even as a retired human… my life remains busy and hectic. I mean… this is my fault.. haha. But, the short story is that I won’t be doing a full write-up for a handful of games that I am listing right now (SEP 2021). My apologies for the lack of witty banter and video links that we’ve all become accustomed to – and that I really enjoy researching and writing!

Of course, for those of you who are just here to buy a game you already know plenty about… and who roll their eyes (albeit with kindness in their hearts) as you read my musings… this is YOUR time! REJOICE! 😆

Check the Upstart site.

Breeze through the listing of what’s included in each bundle.

Scroll to the bottom of the listing.

Select the correct bundle (wink wink). 😉

Purchase.

And… you’re outta’ here!!

Just one link.

Haha. Well.. I couldn’t provide you with absolutely zero info about this ridiculously cool game, now could I.

I mean… it is ME after all.

Here’s a really solid written overview of the game provided by Board Game Gumbo on Punchboard Media. I searched high and low for great videos… but I have to tell you… there really weren’t any amazing ones. So rather than waste your time, I stumbled across this SOLID written summary of the game and what have you. The link is HERE.

And you can find a link to the original Kickstarter HERE.

More when I have a bit more free time, my friends! Thank you, as always, for your endless understanding! ❤️

 

Ages: 12+
Players: 2 – 4
Play Time: 90 – 180 minutes
Designer:
Artists:
Publisher: Grey Fox Games
SKU: Grey Fox Games 002
MSRP:
Coming in at around $300 with the playmat
Our Price:
$235.25 WITH the playmat
$198.75 WITHOUT the playmat
Link to BGG:

 

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Tsukuyumi Kickstarter ALL-IN (with playmat) and ALMOST ALL-IN (without playmat) – Sooooo darn sweet! And such a brain burn! 🥰

The future:

Slowly but steadily, the Moon has been approaching the Earth. It has touched the surface and ripped a deep rift across continents, mountain ranges and oceans. It has come to a halt in the now dried-out Pacific Ocean. Chaos and devastation wrecked the Earth and its inhabitants. That chaos grew greater when the Moon revealed itself to be a “kami” (a Japanese God of old) – the white dragon TSUKUYUMI. Exiled into the night sky eons ago, TSUKUYUMI has been roused by Japanese warriors, who tried to rid themselves of their godly creators. TSUKUYUMI’S time for revenge has finally come…

In the post-apocalyptic world, humankind is on the verge of extinction, whereas animal species mutated under the influence of TSUKUYUMI and grew bigger and stronger than ever. All those different factions are now fighting fiercely for survival, as well as for world domination.

TSUKUYUMI is a no-luck boardgame, that demands specific strategic skills of its players. Its particular appeal lies in the clash of multifarious, asymmetrical factions. At the beginning, each player picks one of the five factions. The factions bring their own respective abilities, units and strategies. Therefore the game changes depending on what factions meet on the battlefield.

Values and abilities of the factions still don’t guarantee victory. Numerous test matches have shown: it’s the players who find new combinations and the right moments to use specific faction features, who notice their fellow players’ weaknesses and use them to their own advantages. This way, they shape their faction and bring the creatures and their stories to life.

FACTIONS

THE NOMADS are the former soldiers who were stationed on the USS Nomad, an aircraft carrier that stranded in the wastelands. Armed, agile and patriotic as they are, the NOMADS try to claim the remains of the moon in the name of their (former) nation.

THE BOARLORDS are a nation of strong and intelligent boars, who enter the pacific region from the former Korean peninsula. They aim to replace the human race as dominant species – claiming more and more land by terraforming it into their rampart-like homes.

THE CYBERSAMURAI use satellites, supercomputers and artificial intelligence once developed in old Japan to control an army of drones, fighting bots and even an orbital laser system, threatening anyone who tries to plant their flag on the moon.

THE DARK SEED’S nest grew in the wastelands as roaches and other insects became bigger and more intelligent under TSUKUYUMI’S influence. Their swarm grows rapidly – and thus they fight relentlessly to overwhelm adversarial units and territories by their sheer number.

THE KAMPFGRUPPE 03 are the heirs to the Order of Marduk – and same as their spiritual ancestors in medieval times, dragonslayers Siegfried and Georg, they strive for a world unburdened by TSUKUYUMI’S existence.

GAMEPLAY
Each faction has its own units, its own strengths and special abilities – therefore requiring a very adjusted strategy to win.

After the gameboard is set up, every player chooses a faction respectively. The faction boards explain in detail all special abilities and how to use them. It also specifies the factions’ start set-up.

According to the descending initiative order marked on the board, the players install their “Homezones”, pick three start-areas and place their units.
Prior to the first round, they also choose a white action card – a combination of actions they can use before the beginning of each round.

Then, the players gather their resources according to what their areas offer. They may use these resources to bid on the blue, green and red action cards. Every phase is represented by six of those action cards marked from A to F. Every card displays a different combination of the actions that can be taken during its respective phase. The highest bid is awarded with the A-card, the next one with the B-card, and so on.

Each round consists of the following phases:
White Phase: Players use the white action card they chose to emphasize their strategy.
Blue Phase: Players can rise in the initiative order and/or draw an Impact Card.
Green Phase: New units are generated and resources collected.
Red Phase: Units are moved, adversarial areas and units may be attacked. Onis are placed, moved, and used for attacks.

GOAL
The player who gains the most Victory Points wins the game. Victory Points are earned by conquering and occupying areas, and by fulfilling goals and/or the faction’s respective mission.

END
The game ends after the number of rounds determined by the players beforehand – usually 3-4 rounds.

—description from the publisher

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