Kabuto Sumo + Insect All-Star Expansion (Kickstarter)

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Turn into a tough beetle with a bad attitude and force your opponents out of the ring in this disc-pushing board game.

Take on the role of a tough beetle with a bad attitude and something to prove.

Push your opponents out of the ring and become the greatest insect wrestling champion.

The time and place is spring in Japan after the Rhinoceros Beetles (AKA Kabutomushi,Japanese for ‘helmet bug’), have returned home from their travels. Now, out in the wild, you can find them butting heads to show off their wrestling skills and impress their insect friends  (We’re not joking, it’s a real thing).

This is the origin of the phenomenal World Insect Wrestling Championship. In Kabuto Sumo, you are one of the contending beetles, battling for supremacy in the ring and your place in the pantheon of legendary wrestlers.

Kabuto Sumo utilizes a slide/push mechanic not commonly seen in many board games.

Kabuto Sumo takes inspiration from those physical interaction games you know and love, but ups the ante with up to 16 playable wrestlers that add variable rules and uniquely shaped "signature move" pieces that are guaranteed to disrupt your expectations.

It’s an exciting combination of physicality, strategy, and luck. 

Playtested through hundreds of matches, every bit of Kabuto Sumo is guaranteed to provide exciting gameplay.

Kabuto Sumo isn't "just a kids game".

Yes, it is a game kids can play, but it is also 100% a game adults can play with each other. You can play with your kids, with your significant other, with friends, and your friend's kids. Each experience will be different and fun in its own way.

A ton of effort has been put into the design to create special moves and unique physical interactions that can dramatically affect how you play the game.

During setup, each player will pick their favorite color wrestler to represent them in the ring.

Your opponent's wrestler piece is the ultimate one you want to knock out.

When it's set up, get ready to rumble!

Consider each wrestler's special abilities and signature moves!

Depending on you've chosen to play as, you may perform their signature move before or after you slide a piece on the board. Each move may only be performed once per turn, at most.

Players will have an idea of how the pieces will shift around when they push a traditional round disc against another disc piece, but be ready for anything to happen!

The signature move pieces with their special varying shapes, sizes, and weights will cause unique interactions that challenge your understanding of physics and create unusual outcomes.

By offering two ways to win Kabuto Sumo, players can adapt to changing conditions and play to their wrestler's strengths.

You’re going to enjoy the components as much as the great gameplay.

Real wood game pieces for every base game and expansion pack provide a satisfying bounce after falling off and hitting the table.

Large tarot cards (nearly 2x standard size) for the wrestlers show off the incredible artwork.

Everything has been thoughtfully designed and crafted. 

The box is a small size that will easily fit on your shelves or in your game bag.

6.75 inches wide x 10.75 inches tall x 2.25 inches deep.

All of the expansion components will fit inside the base box too!

Inside the Box:

  • Kabuto Sumo – Base Game
  • Kabuto Sumo – Insect All-Star Expansion
  • Stretch Goals Unlocked


Age                        6+

No. Players           2 - 4

Time                      15 - 20 mins

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