Expansion for the latest Spiel des Jahres nominee: Iki

Expansion for the latest Spiel des Jahres nominee: Iki

On Monday, the nominees for the 2023 Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) awards were announced. We are so excited to share that Iki was nominated this year!
It seems like the perfect time to announce its first expansion releasing this August. The Akebono expansion adds 10 Building cards with new ways to score, a River board that extends the marketplace, and a revised way to hire Characters. It's the perfect addition for players who have played the base game again and again!

IKI: Akebono introduces a new location to discover in Edo: the bridge of Nihonbashi, which expands the main street and offers players new opportunities. Players can stop at the bridge to meet famous personalities from the Edo era (like Hokusai Katsushika, Sanyo Rai or Tokunai Mogami) and to trade with the ships (built by the players) in the river.

The Akebono expansion also adds new character cards, building cards, and new pipe, tobacco, and fish tokens for more strategic depth and decision making.

Game info:

  • 2-4 players / 60+ minutes / ages 14+
  • Mechanics: Rondel movement, Open drafting, Set collection
  • MSRP: $37.99
  • Release date: August 9, 2023
  • Studio: Sorry We Are French

"I love this game. There's so many interesting options each season. Definitely one of the best games I've played this year." - The Dice Tower

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