Author(s) of game: Reiner Knizia
Illustrator(s) of game: Vincent Dutrait
Number of players: 2-4
Time: 90 minutes
Yellow & Yangtze, the sister game to the highly acclaimed board game Tigris & Euphrates, invites you to replay an eventful period in China’s history and to lead your dynasty to victory.
In Yellow & Yangtze, players build civilizations through tile placement. Players are given five different leaders: Governor, Soldier, Farmer, Trader, and Artisan. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories. However, your score at the end of the game is the number of points in your weakest category.
Conflicts arise when civilizations connect on the board. To succeed, players’ civilizations must survive these conflicts, calm peasant revolts, and grow secure enough to build prestigious pagodas.
Yellow & Yangtze is a beautiful game that offers deep play and satisfying narrative as players’ civilizations ebb and flow.