A new day is coming.
Rising Sun is a board game for 3 to 5 players set in legendary feudal Japan. As the Kami descend from the heavens to reshape the land in their image, it is up to each player to lead their clan to victory. Use politics to further your cause, negotiate to seek the most profitable alliances, worship the Kami to gain their favor, recruit monsters out of legend to bolster your forces, and use your resources wisely to be victorious in battle. Created by acclaimed designer Eric M. Lang, Rising Sun reunites the same creative forces responsible for the smash hit Blood Rage, with stunning artwork by Adrian Smith and intricate miniatures sculpted under the direction of Mike McVey.
Rising Sun is a spiritual successor in the same mythic big box series as Blood Rage: same designer, same artist, same studio and same sculptors.
Rising Sun is a game about honor, negotiation, and warfare in a feudal Japan where the ancient gods (kami) have returned to rebuild the empire.
Whereas the distant ancestor of Blood Rage was Risk, Rising Sun claims Diplomacy as its distant ancestor. Tackle negotiations, alliances, and war. Capture hostages and commit seppuku. The game features an honor track, which rises and falls based on your actions.
- 2019 Origins Awards Best Board Game Nominee
- 2018 UK Games Expo Best Board Game (American Style) People's Choice Winner
- 2018 UK Games Expo Best Board Game (American Style) Judges Award Winner
- 2018 RPC Fantasy Award Tabletop & Miniatures Game Winner
- 2018 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
- 2018 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
- 2018 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
- 2018 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee
- 1 Main Board (Map of Japan)
- 7 God Tiles
- 30 Coins
- 5 Clan Screens
- 10 Colored Clan Tokens
- 5 Clan Alliance Tokens
- 30 Bushi (Samurai) Figures (6 Per Clan)
- 15 Shinto (Monk) Figures (3 Per Clan)
- 5 Daimyo (Warlord) Figures (1 Per Clan)
- 8 Monster Figures
- 20 Strongholds Tokens (4 Per Clan)
- 9 Political Mandate Cards
- 24 War Tokens
- 8 Numbered War Tokens
- 5 Two-Sided Reference Tiles
- 1 Rulebook
Age 14+ years
No. Players 3 - 5
Time 90 - 120mins