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Shima: Batsu Edition

The Game of Harvests and Honor
Co-designed by Reluctant Pirate Games. Check out his version of the game: Shima: Sumo Edition []

Welcome to Shima, a small, isolated island of Japan. You play the role of a simple farmer who desires nothing more than to bring honor to his family. Shima is a fertile land, and will support growing rice, catching fish, and raising cows. With the help of various hands for hire, you produce goods and ship them off at harbors, where strange and mysterious boats await to bring your product to the outside world. Who will you ally yourself with--the honorable and the just? Or the ruthless and the shameful?

Shima cycles through four seasons, each with three months that allow for different actions. In Worker Month, you purchase workers to tend the earth, and tomodachi who provide specialized services; from improving your luck at fishing to assassinating competing workers. In Harvest Month, you collect raw goods and, if desired, refine them into premium goods. In Trade Month, you load goods onto boats, receiving money for raw goods and honor for premium goods.

This special Batsu Edition includes a unique minigame which may be played in between years. If two or more of the Samurai, Bandit, Yakuza, or Ninja are played during the year, they may do battle. Attackers flick the spinner. Defenders roll the die. Tip the scales of the game by defeating other players, but keep careful watch over your warrior, and your honor.


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Why buy this?

  • Bring honor to your family!
  • Bonus minigame!
  • Two editions available!




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Publish Date December 01, 2011
Edition Batsu
Department Board Games
Genre Historic
Theme Farming
Setting Past
Audience Hardcore Gamer
Primary Mechanic Resource Control
More Info Shima: Batsu Edition web site


  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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