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Zong Shi
Zong Shi

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Strategy Game of the Year 2013

Year: 2012
Players: 3 - 5
Time: 60 - 90 minutes
Ages: 13

“It never fails to entertain and there are multiple paths to victory. Scores among skilled players are generally very close, so it tends to be a nail-biter to the end.”
~~Michael Watson on BoardGameGeek.com

The Dice Tower Video Review (Youtube) -- Tom Vasel

Zong Shi has the same high level production quality as Pastiche and The Road to Canterbury: beveled edge & ultra-sturdy box, canvas textured exterior, durable plastic insert and transparent plastic cover keeping the components secure within the box. Zong Shi also features a Chinese silk bag, a jade colored Buddha as the first player marker, and 40 urea tiles in four colors.

In a large town in old China, several talented artisans, Masters in their own right, aspire to become recognized as Zong Shi — the Grand Master craftsman. You are one of these Master artisans, and together with your Apprentice, you are competing with the other Masters to attain this elevated status in the town. To succeed, you’ll have to impress the townspeople with your skills. How will you do it? Will you acquire a specialist’s mastery over a certain material, or perhaps enlarge your workshop? Will you create a large number of smaller projects or will you build fewer, but greater, masterworks? That is for you to decide.

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Game Board
  • 1 Game board
  • 1 Jade-green Buddha (start marker)
  • 5 each of Master & Apprentice pawns
  • 5 Player Workshop boards & Reference cards
  • 20 Respectful Visit tokens (four in each player color numbered 1, 2, 2, 3)
  • 5 Townsfolk Award tiles
  • 32 Project cards
  • 12 Masterwork Project cards
  • 36 Scrolls of Fortune cards
  • 24 Pawn Shop Exchange tiles
  • 1 Cloth Chinese bag
  • 40 material tiles(10 each: bronze, silver, jade, & gold)

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