Cang Jie is one of the legendary figures in ancient China. As legends
foretold, he was inspired by the footprints of animals on the ground,
and began to create all kinds of different symbols according to the
forms of all things in nature, hoping to replace the conventional, yet
unreliable, knot tying way of remembering things. For conveniences, Jie
decides to name these symbols "Zi", which means "character". This is the
origin of "Hanzi", the "character from Han dynasty".
In Hànzì, players travel back 3600 years and serve as one of
the pupils of Master Cang Jie. As you learn from the Master, you will
create new characters that serve as the foundation of modern Chinese
In game terms, you lay out double-sided cards on the table that show
the old letters on one side and the newer traditional letters on the
other. On a turn, you choose a task card that shows a theme and score
points by identifying two of the many kanji that match your theme from
among the old letters. Whoever first earns ten points wins.Ages: 7+ | Players: 2 - 5 | Playtime: 15 minutes
"Xian", or the "godly spirit," is the final form that a human can become through the act of training and enlightenment. A Xian is practically immortal, and possesses godly powers.
During the early Qin Dynasty, many Taoists are obsessed with the idea of Xian, and study the act of Xian intensely, looking for all possible ways to increase their chance of enlightenment. Many fascinating legends are the results of such obsessions. During the game, players will travel back to the ancient kingdom, and attempt to attain enlightenment by controlling spiritual stones and "Qi," the life energy.
By studying under Taoism, players will race to see who can rise among their peers, and be the first one to become a Xian and achieve immortality.
Ages: 8+ | Players: 2 - 4 | Playtime: 30 - 60 minutes