Bugyo is a game that takes inspiration from the first ever card game introduced to Japan in the late 1500s named Karuta (かるた). With card styling reminscent of Karuta, Battle Board Games created our very own unique game!
You play the role of a Bugyō (奉行), or "magistrate", living in medieval Japan collecting taxes in the form of Koku (rice) from local villagers, which you will convert to the Japanese coin currency which was called MON (文) during that time period. But be wary, because there is another magistrate competing against you in collecting taxes as well! The Bugyō who collects the most taxes by the end of the game wins! This is an all ages game that involves quick mental calculation while taking an adventure through a small town in Japan.
2 - 6 Players
Ages 6+ (1st grade and up)
30 - 45 mins
Game Components Include:
52 Playing cards
40 coins (20 copper, 10 silver, 10 gold)
8 Villager Cards
8 Scenario Cards
Bugyo Learn-to-Play Video
Here is a quick step-by-step video on how to play a single round of the game.
Ragecon 2022 - Game Demo Results
We are proud to present the results of our 2 demo days. Congratulations to all who participated! We had over 40 people try out game out during the event, and 12 people who tried the full demo. Of the people who tried out at the booth, the top 3 players were: (SPEED) Nick (9 seconds), Rolo (10 seconds), and Matt (11 seconds), and for (ACCURACY) were: Matt (1 accuracy), Kyle (1 accuracy), Rolo (1 accuracy), Shane (1 accuracy), Nathan (1 accuracy), and Brent (1 accuracy). Our youngest player was 8 years old, and our oldest player was 52 years old!