Shadows in Kyoto

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In 1867, the last feudal Japanese military government, Edo bakufu, returned the governing power back to Emperor Meiji; however, Oniwaban, a group of undercover spies, was still being employed by the military government, secretly protecting the Shogun and collecting valuable intelligence. They disguised their appearances, and formed their headquarters near the famous street in Kyoto, Hanamikoji. In 1878, with the help of several skilled female agents, Oniwaban assassinated the secretary of state at the time,posing a serious threat to the Meiji government.

Frustrated by the existence of Oniwaban, Meiji government fought back by creating an intelligence agency of their own. Combining government funding with the advanced technology of the Western Industrial Revolution such as electrical stun weapons, missile defense systems and covert wireless listening devices turned the tide of the game heavily crippling the Oniwaban.

The fight lasted for several decades until the economic depression Japan suffered after World War I in 1927. Instability grew and Oniwaban was more active than ever. After months of secret investigation, the key file responsible for all the advanced technology was finally uncovered. At the same time, the location of Oniwabans headquarters was also discovered by the government.

Each side having learned of the intelligence possessed by the other has brought the conflict to a conclusion, but who will win? Only you can decide

1 Area Board
50 Location Cards
16 Tactic Cards
7 Charisma Cards
6 Equipment Cards
12 Agent Tokens
12 Agent Stickers
2 Reference Sheets
12 Geisha Meeples