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Wu Xing: The Five Elements

Master the elements in this strategy card game based on the five Chinese elements.

The game pits two players (yin and yang) against each other, each with a set of elements and special mastery abilities. The objective is to create and destroy elements to score points. Wu Xing is easy to learn and difficult to master: only the most cunning player will win. Have you got what it takes to master the elements?


Score the most points by creating and destroying elements.

How To Play



Players take in turns to play cards. When two of your cards of the same element are touching, and both are adjacent to a third card of the correct element and colour, you can create or destroy that element and score its points.


Element cards show what element they create and destroy, but the diagram below shows the full interaction of elements. The outer arrows show the creation cycle, and the inner arrows show the destruction cycle. So wood creates fire, and destroys earth; fire creates earth, and destroys metal; and so on.





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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date October 28, 2019
Edition First
Department Board Games
Genre Abstract
Theme Magic
Primary Mechanic Strategy
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Why buy this?

  • Simple rules, deep strategy.
  • Mastery abilities add variety & replayability.
  • Interesting decisions & tactical gameplay.


  • 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.


See It In Action

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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