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  • Rating:
  • Rating Score: 9.00 out of 10 [12 ratings]
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Created Date: 24th Nov 2009
  • Release Date: 20th May 2010
  • Games Played: 235

Design Information
Territories 181
Continents 82
Advanced Features View Only Borders
One-way Borders
Border Modifiers
Fortify Only Borders
Board Settings
Gameplay Turn Based
Available Players
2 3 4 5
Card Sets Worth 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Territory Selection Automatic
Unit Placement Automatic
Starting Setup Scenario based
Capital Cities Off
Teamplay Enabled
Fog Setting Medium
Fog Override Disabled
Open Games 0
Seat Color Team Starting Cards Starting Bonus Win Condition
1 Queens of Korhal Default
2 Umojan Protectorate Default
3 Fenris Brood Default
4 Garm Brood Default
5 Furinax Tribe Default
6 Tiamat Brood Default
7 Kel-Morian Combine Default
8 Mertick the Mauler Default

Board Description

Koprulu: Yamato is a non-standard board that seeks to reproduce some of the aspects of Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games (Starcraft, Command & Conquer, etc.).

Note: If you have played this board before on another site, please scroll to the bottom for a list of adjustments.


Each player starts in a single Crystal on their own Base Mesa, which can be one of six surrounding the center. The goal is to expand, capturing and defending additional Crystals and Mesas before other players do. Towers and Crystals are not required to get the bonus for a Mesa. Return to Attack from Transfer is enabled.


Mesa = 6, Crystal = 5, Tower = 1


Fog is used to simulate the "fog-of-war" that is a common feature of RTS gameplay. At first the fog will appear excessive, but as soon as the towers are in play the board will "lighten up" a bit.


All territories on the board are neutral except for the starting Crystals. Some of these exist for your protection and may need to be preserved for defense instead of attacked.


Towers have three benefits. They...

  • Can attack two countries beyond the Plains (non-Mesa) territories bordering them. This makes them useful for visibility and attacks.
  • Defend 5v7 when attacked from the Plains bordering them. Towers defend with normal dice when attacked from the Mesa.
  • Deliver a bonus of one unit.
  • Crystals:

    Crystals defend with a 4-sided dice, making them difficult to defend without also holding the surrounding territories.

    Warp Crystals:

    Warp Crystals allow a player to move from one side of the board to the other quickly. However, doing so incurs a minor dice penalty (6v7)


    A Starport gives access to 3 special territories: Battleship, Observer and Overlord. You can hold all three special units for a single Starport if you like, but holding the second and third special units incurs a bonus penalty of -10 each. Startports defend with 5-sided dice. Each Starport has a "Color Zone" which identifies the range of the Starports special units.

    Starport Color Zones:

  • Red includes Orange and Purple.
  • Yellow includes Green and Orange.
  • Blue includes Purple and Green.
  • Starport Units:

  • Battleship: Attack all towers in zone 6v7. There is a maximum unit count of 30
  • Observer: View all territories in the zone, but don't attack. Observers can attack each other.
  • Overlord: Double the bonus for every Crystal that you hold in a zone. The Overlord can fortify to and from all Crystals in a zone.
  • Changes from TOS version:

  • Observers can attack each other.
  • Overlords have a two-way fortify-only border with all the crystals in their zone.
  • Minor neutral count adjustments for the Overlord and the bridges to the starports.
  • Gameplay Settings

    Gameplay TypeTurn Based
    Return to unit placement from attackOff
    Return to attack after fortifyOn
    Number of attacks allowedUnlimited
    Number of fortifies allowed3
    Multiple attacksOn
    Allow fortificationBordered
    Allow abandonment of territoriesOff
    Abandoned territories revert to neutralImmediately
    Fog typeMedium
    Allow override of fog settingNo
    Game historyShow

    Team Settings

    Teamplay EnabledYes
    Team VisionOn
    Team Unit PlacementOff
    Team Unit TransferOn
    Team Factory ProductionOff


    Card CaptureOn
    Maximum number of cards allowed5
    Card values4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
    Must capture non-empty territory to earn cardOff
    Card deckA:18 B:18 C:18 W:2

    Bonuses, Limits and Dice

    Grant 0 units per x territories owned3
    Minimum bonus units per turn3
    Elimination bonus0
    Capturing of reserves on eliminationOn
    Maximum reserve unitsUnlimited
    Maximum units per territoryUnlimited
    Auto Assign FactoriesOff
    Number of sides on Attacker's Dice6
    Number of sides on Defender's Dice6

    Initial Setup

    Initial setupSetup based
    Lock seat colorsOff
    Lock seat orderOff
    Lock starting bonus to:Color
    Allow seat selectionNone
    Number of units per Player10
    Decrease unit count per player0
    Initial unit count minimum20
    Territory selectionAutomatic
    Unit placementAutomatic
    Neutral countLow
    Neutral Factories
    Use team names defined in ColorsOff
    Allow players to choose seats / teamsNone