If you had told me that I would enjoy peaceful, Zen-like games like Tokaido or Lotus 10 years ago I would have said you were crazy. My natural inclination is towards games that feature conflict and deception, but I have come to appreciate the more relaxing games as well. Enter Kanagawa, an upcoming board game about painting by one of my favorite publishers, IELLO Games. Here’s the description and trailer from the IELLO website:
“1840: In Kanagawa, the great bay of Tokyo, the Master Hokusai decided to open a painting school to share his art with his disciples. You are one of these disciples, and more than anything, you want to prove yourself worthy of the “crazy, old artist”. Follow his teachings to expand your studio and paint your preferred subjects (Trees, Animals, Characters, Buildings), all while paying attention to the changing of the seasons in order to make the most harmonious print… the one that will become the work of your lifetime!”
Click here to visit the Kanagawa page on IELLO for more information and links.