Travel The World With Your Tribe In Iwari

January 23, 2019 by cassn

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Evermore have they walked the world of Iwari. Evermore have they embodied its spirit and shaped its lands. They are stewards of the earth. Five Titans that make the cosmos breath. On Iwari, there are no teeming masses, no continent-wide civilizations. Humanity is in its infancy, living in scattered tribes in forest, tundra, and desert. Now we have left our ancestral homelands to explore the vast uncharted regions, encountering other fellow tribes and exchanging knowledge, culture and wisdom.

Iwari is a redesign of designer Michael Schacht's classic game Web of Power. This will be the fourth release of this game under a different name, having previously also appeared as China and Han.


In Web of Power, you are attempting to control the power of various regions while using as little resources as possible. Each region is a different colour and, on their turn, a player uses cards of the same colour to place up to two units into a region. While it sounds simple, the complexities of the scoring system provide a strategic element to the game.


When a player has a majority, they are scored based on the total amount of all units in that area, while the player with the second-highest amount of units in the region gets a number of points equal to the winner's units. This means that a second-place player could theoretically place only one unit and still end up with only one less point than the winning player.


This new iteration, Iwari, adds some new mechanics to the gameplay and provides a new setting for the theme.  In Iwari, players are different tribes searching for their identity through far-off lands and expansion. In each region, players place tents and totems which are scored for region majority, however, there are also points for various sequencing mechanics which provide new layers of strategy to a classic game.

Iwari will be coming to Kickstarter soon, and Thundergryph Games are running a competition each week in the lead up to the release to win copies of the game, so head on over to the website and sign up to their mailing list!

Have you played Web of Power before?

"Explore the vast uncharted regions, encountering other fellow tribes and exchanging knowledge, culture and wisdom."

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