Tao Long: The Way of the Dragon - Kickstarter Edition with 4 player Expansion
2-4 players 14+ 20 min.
There is an ancient game depicting the tale of how humanity changes from one era to the next.
Two dragons have since dawn of time influenced humanity’s direction. In between eras, they struggle against each other to determine anew which will hold sway over us for the next hundreds of years. One is Tianlong, the sky dragon, the other Dilong, the earth dragon. Both are beholden to the Tao, which itself is manifested through the Ba-Gua.
The Ba-Gua, or “the eight signs”, is the wheel of trigrams, each representing an element formed by a singular combination of two opposites – Yang and Yin, also known as the order and the chaos, spirit and matter, action and reaction, vertical and horizontal, clockwise and conterclockwise, the sky and the earth, the father and the mother of everything.
Tao Long is a circular abstract-like game in which each action taken leaves different options for your foe.
On it, each player controls a dragon striving to diminish the other whilst bound together by the Tao - you will manipulate tokens on a special board in order to activate your dragon, leaving that same board to be manipulated by your opponent on their turn.
Among customizable scenarios and increasingly profound modes, both dragons will move, attack, block each other's way and seek dominance. At the end, there can be only one... That is, at least until tides of change come once again.
The Iron Bean Games Kickstarter Edition includes
- Core game
- Rulebook + extended (unlocked stretch goal scenarios) and solo play rules (KS stretch goal)
- Kickstarter Excusive Pink Fluffy Buny and Fluffy’s Last Stand tile
- Kickstarter Exclusive Metal Flux coin
- 4 Player Expansion (2 More sets of Dragon Tiles and Expansion rules)