Episode 367: The One Hundred Torii

Release Date: March 8, 2021

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Running Time:  32 min.

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The One Hundred Torii is a game that values journey over destination.

Players create a beautiful Japanese garden together by laying tiles, making their way through Torii gates, beautiful red arches - each one an invitation to enter a sacred space. 

Step into a peaceful realm of flowers, fountains, and shrines. You may even encounter a poet, a vendor, perhaps even a wandering samurai.

Each path you make is a chance to collect memories - the sights and sounds, the landmarks and people you encounter along the way.

Observe, create, accomplish. The One Hundred Torii offers us a chance to see that our movements have meaning beyond the everyday - an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Tune in explore the game and discover why it earns our Spiel of Approval.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

The One Hundred Torii   Pencil First Games |  BGG

Designer: Scott Caputo, Eduardo Baraf

Publisher: Pencil First Games

Artist: Vincent Dutrait

1-4 players  45-60 min.  ages 8+   MSRP $39.99

Time to teach/learn:  5-10 minutes



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