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The heron flies over the sky of Himeji while the Daimio, from the top of the castle, watches his servants move. Gardeners tend the pond where the koi live, warriors stand guard on the walls and courtiers crowd the doors, yearning for an audience that brings them closer to the most intimate circles of the court. At nightfall, the lanterns are lit and the workers return to their clan.

In The White Castle, players control one of these clans and want to score more points than the others. To do this, they must increase their influence within the court, manage resources boldly and place their employees in the right place at the right time. All the action takes place in the most imposing fortress in modern Japan: Himeji Castle, where the banner of the Sakai clan flies under the command of Daimio Sakai Tadakiyo.

White Castle is a Eurogame in which players use resource management, worker placement, and dice placement to perform actions. During the game, for three turns, players send members of their clan to maintain the gardens, defend the castle or climb the social ranks of the nobility. At the end of the match, these activities earn players points in different ways.

The central panel shows Himeji Castle in all its glory, divided into several areas. The largest is inside the castle, with the Hall of a Thousand Carpets, where courtiers must rise socially until they reach the circle closest to the Daimio to benefit from his favors. There is also the pond and gardens, patiently tended by the gardeners where everyone can relax and contemplate its beauty without restriction. Another important area is the wall and exterior of the castle, where warriors patrol and stand guard. Finally, we find the area of ​​the three bridges, where the three types of dice that can be used to perform actions accumulate, and the personal domain of each player, where they will keep track of their resources and where they will have a reserve of workers.

Number of players: 1-4
Playing time: 80 minutes
Recommended ages: 12+

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