In Traders of Osaka, you are in charge of valuable cargo and you must deliver it from Osaka to Edo. Set sail for Japan in this exciting game for traders full of opportunities... and opportunists!
Traders of Osaka transports players onto the rough seas of Japan. Tasked with transporting goods from Osaka to Edo, players much deliver their valuable cargo while being on the lookout for fierce competition and the Black Tide may, which may sink your hopes for fortune! The game is a set collection game at its core and players are attempting to collect sets of goods that will allow them to collect cards that will be worth points at the end of the game.
The game has a small board that shows the route the ships will follow, marking safe ports and dangerous waters. The board also has two spaces for the draw pile and discard pile and shows where the Market and Farm cards are laid out. During the game, the cards can be used to represent goods when laid out in front of players, to represent gold to purchase goods when played from their hands, or urns which players will use to protect goods from pirates. Deciding when and how to use the cards is the basis of playing the game.
Traders of Osaka includes a deck of cards that have multiple uses, 48 achievement tokens for when goods are sold, four ship pieces to mark how far the ships have sailed, four trader pieces to indicate a player's scoring pile, four reservation pieces for players to mark cards they wish to purchase or take on a later round, and one rulebook.
Traders of Osaka is recommended for 2-4 players, ages 12 and up.