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Released on Jun 14, 2011


Kamakura is a card game of feudal Japanese warfare in which you attempt to defeat an opponent by taking their territories before they take yours. This is done by carefully choosing combinations of weapons, soldiers, and arrow barrages to attack with while defending your own territories with a myriad of defensive techniques. Strategy, deception, and bravery will be your most valuable assets in the complex and varied game of Kamakura.


  • Easy to learn
  • Quick matches
  • Fit for all ages
  • Both fun and challenging
  • Beautiful artwork


Version 1: English
Version 2: English

Explore the Deck! Version 2

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Is it easy to learn?

Going over the rules takes roughly 15 minutes. With a couple practice rounds, you’ll be battling your friends in no time!

Who's it for?

It’s easy enough for all ages!

How Long does it take to play?

In general, each match ranges from 5 to 15 minutes.

How Competitive is it?

Kamakura can be played casually or competitively. It’s a game that’s as intense as you want it to be.

What's the difference between version 1 and 2?

Kamakura was successfully funded by Kickstarter. Version 1 is the result of that campaign. However, with the first run of printing, there were complications such as color inconsistency and poor coating that causes the cards to wear easily. Version 2 has since been released with consistent color, strong coating, added “Clan Power” cards and an updated rule set that makes the game even more fun and balanced!

Is Version 1 still playable?

Absolutely! it’s just a slightly different game.


A huge thanks to all our backers who made this game happen!

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