Onitama is an elegant and simple game which captures the essence of martial arts. Each game is quick, usually 15 minutes in length.
2 master pawns
8 student pawns
16 move cards
Rollup Game Mat
Arrange the playmat on the table between you and your opponent.
Each player chooses 5 pawns of one color (1 master + 4 students). Each player places their Master pawn on the temple arch nearest them, and their 4 Student pawns on the 2 squares on either side of the master.
Shuffle the 16 Move cards. Give two- random cards to each player, face up - this is the player's "hand". Each player places both of their starting cards in front of them, face up.Turn over one more Move card, and examine the stamp in the lower right hand corner of the card. …