Designed by Bruno Cathala and Charles Chevallier (who collaborated earlier on Abyss), Kanagawa is set in the Tokyo painting school of Master Hokusai. The players must impress the master with their artistic skills while trying to remain in harmony with the changing seasons. The game is built on card drafting and set collection mechanics, and features Japanese-style watercolor artwork.
Kanagawa includes a game board, 17 wooden pieces, 23 tiles, and 72 cards. It is designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 40 minutes. MSRP is $29.99.
Kanagawa and Around the World in 80 Days join two other previously announced Iello October releases: Bunny Kingdom (formerly Bunny Clan—see “Richard Garfield’s ‘Bunny Clan’”) and an expansion for King of New York (see “‘King of New York: Power Up!’”).