One of the first games to catch my eye on my initial walkthrough of the Boston FIG floor was Shiki by Lido Labs.
Shiki is a card drafting game where players are trying to create Haikus, each round creating a line of their poem. Bonus points are awarded at the end of the game for players who can stick to the 5-7-5 syllable structure of a Haiku.
An additional way to earn points is by playing “seasonal” cards. A majority of the cards in a Shiki deck are themed by Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall artwork. Players who have the most card of a single Season earn bonus points at the end of the game.
I had a chance to sit down and play Shiki and had a wonderful time. The game should be hitting Kickstarter soon, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.
Media personality Rob Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of A Pawn’s Perspective, Rob focuses on board game reviews, events, and news. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.
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