Kanban EV

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The Deluxe Edition of Vital Lacerda's acclaimed efficiency eurogame with all new art from Ian O'Toole. EV-factory workers optimize and innovate to stand out at the big board meeting!
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Designer Vital Lacerda
Year 2020
Number of Players 1-4
Time 60-180 mins
Ages 14+
Mechanics Resource and Time Management
Theme Electric Vehicle Assembly Line
Game Video

Kanban (看板) is the name for a scheduling system that supports an efficient assembly line, just-in-time production, and a smooth workflow process.

Kanban EV is a game that focuses on resource and time management; and puts you in the driver’s seat of an entire production facility, racing for factory goals and the highest level of promotion. You will earn Production Points (PP) for performing various actions in the game, and the player with the most PP at the end of the game is declared the winner.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have become more common since 2014. EV’s are the future of the automobile industry. They are superior vehicles due to being more efficient, easier to maintain, cleaner, and are cheaper to run. They are computerized machines that use AI to improve safety and in the near future will provide autonomous driving. They receive software upgrades during their lifetime and are constantly improving, unlike their traditional combustion engine counter parts, which start to become obsolete as soon as you start using them.

Over the course of the game, players take on the role of novice supervisors, trying to secure their careers. You will need to manage suppliers and supplies, improve and innovate automobile parts, and get your hands greasy on the assembly line in order to boost production and impress the factory manager.

You must make shrewd use of the recycling facilities and the limited factory supplies in order to appropriate parts when the suppliers come up short. Because the factory must run at optimum efficiency, production doesn't wait for you, or for mistakes.

The retail edition of Kanban EV Deluxe contains the following:

1 Game board

1 Rulebook

1 Solo Rules & Reference book 4 Player boards
24 wooden discs 4 wooden Worker meeples 4 wooden Certification markers 4 wooden Banked Shift markers
4 Double-Upgrade tiles 20 wooden Locks 4 Player aids 20 wooden Speech tokens
23 wooden Generic Speech tokens 20 Basic Garage Bonus tiles 20 Expert Garage Bonus tiles 1 wooden Sandra meeple
1 wooden Week marker 1 wooden Production Cycle marker 1 Pace car (we can not confirm this is the metal version at this time) 1 wooden Meeting marker
60 wooden Car Parts 6 wooden Car Part Value markers 40 wooden Cars 1 two-sided Test Track overlay
16 wooden Book tokens 11 wooden Parts Voucher tokens 12 Kanban Order cards 32 Performance Goal cards
35 Design tiles 12 Factory Goal tiles 5 Demand tiles 20 Award tiles
11 Final Goal tiles 4 Banked Shift Reminder tokens 1 Sandra Reference tile




11 Plan cards 18 Selection cards 9 Difficulty cards 2 wooden Colleagues meeples
10 wooden Colleagues discs 2 wooden Colleagues Certification markers 1 Solo Player aid  


Please note that the stretch goal expansions from the Kickstarter are available as part of an upgrade pack which can be found in the related items below.