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    • Easy to teach.
    • Simple to play.
    • The pieces are just easy on the eye and touch.

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    • Only bad if you want a bit of action, this can be too relaxing to be honest.
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    Tsuro (The game of the path) Review

    Tsuro Board Game Review

    Ever just fancied playing a game that is relaxing? Tsuro is just one of those games, where no stress will ever hit you. So why not create your own journey with Tsuro The Game of the Path. Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care. So where do we start, how do I go about explaining how a simple game plays?

    Tsuro, known as the game of the path, is a fun, simple, relaxing tile-laying game, where up to eight players try to guide a Chinese dragon around the board without falling off the board or crashing into a fellow dragon. This is a game of last dragon standing wins.

    How does it play?

    From opening the box to the completion of the game, takes up to 20 mins if that, the only downside to this game is the simplicity, there is no reason why anyone should have to go back to the rules to check a ruling at all. What makes Tsuro really good is that it doesn’t matter if you have just two of you, or eight of you, the gameplay is equally just as good as you look to try in desperation to avoid the pesky opposition dragon stones.

    So how does it play? Each player starts with three tiles, each tile will have eight points of contact with four lines, with each tile being able to join up with another tile. Each player takes a Dragon stone, and decides where they want to start by placing their stone along the side of the board at one of the many starting points.

    Then going clockwise, each player will lay a tile and guide their dragon along the line they have chosen to follow. As more tiles are laid, more lines are created and as the dragons start to soar along the board, the potential of falling off the board or crash into another dragon increases.

    That is the twist to the game, as tiles are laid and new lines are connected, any dragon on that line will be forced to follow the line irrespective of whether it is there turn or not.  Note at this point, the rules do not allow a player to place a tile away from their own dragon, each player must always connect their tile lines together for their dragon to move along.

    The winner of the game is basically last dragon standing, so when you play this game, you will need the luck of the draw when laying your tiles, and hope that when someone else lays a tile it doesn’t affect your dragon badly.

    Tsuro Components

    There are 35 tiles to lay, and the eight dragon pieces are easy to the touch, they are lovingly created, with each piece having a Chinese dragon engraved into them.

    Closing Thoughts on Tsuro

    Tsuro is just a game that can be played anywhere, and it will draw people forward to take a look because it just looks so simple to learn. Non-gamers will enjoy playing this game without any headaches. Sequels are out there to this game with Of the Seas and the expansion to this particular game, Veterans of the Sea.

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    • Easy to teach.
    • Simple to play.
    • The pieces are just easy on the eye and touch.

    Might not like

    • Only bad if you want a bit of action, this can be too relaxing to be honest.

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    Always guaranteed sales whatever time of year.... love this shop. One of the very best around!! A++++++

    I have used Zatu Games for some time now, and have always received first class service from them. There delivery service is excellent and their range of games immense. On the few occasions I have had a query, this has been dealt with quickly and effectively. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Zatu to anyone who is interested in games. They really are high-class!

    I have used Zatu Games for some time now, and have always received first class service from them. There delivery service is excellent and their range of games immense. On the few occasions I have had a query, this has been dealt with quickly and effectively. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Zatu to anyone who is interested in games. They really are high-class!

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    This isn't your normal review, as the item that was sent out to me, a small over the shoulder bag, had a different print on it it to what I ordered (mistakes happen) but .......... I cannot fault the customer service. They were very apologetic, emailed me a free returns label and I had a very quick refund. Very easy to deal with. I would not hesitate to order from them again.

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    Brilliant speedy service every time. Prefer to give my money to a genuine board game company over generic online resellers any day of the week. Also guaranteed a genuine copy of the game. Thanks Zatu, great job!

    I recently placed my third order with Zatu. They have a great range at reasonable prices and are so efficient. I especially appreciate the order updates and the gift wrap option, especially since the recipient of my recent gift order commented on the neatness of the wrapping!

    I recently placed my third order with Zatu. They have a great range at reasonable prices and are so efficient. I especially appreciate the order updates and the gift wrap option, especially since the recipient of my recent gift order commented on the neatness of the wrapping!

    Ordered on Saturday night and was dispatched on Sunday morning. Actually impressed with that. All in all very happy with the service and I would order again.

    Ordered on Saturday night and was dispatched on Sunday morning. Actually impressed with that. All in all very happy with the service and I would order again.

    A great selection of games, great value for money and very quick delivery

    A great selection of games, great value for money and very quick delivery

    Great service - games received very swiftly and well packaged.

    Great service - games received very swiftly and well packaged.

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