Mottainai

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Buy Mottainai

  • Mottainai Deluxe$25
  • Mottainai Mini$15
  • Mottainai Plastic Deck$25

Designed by Carl Chudyk. 2-5 Players. 15-30 Minutes.

Mottainai is a card game, a new spiritual successor in the Glory to Rome line. It packs deep gameplay with all the things you would expect from a Carl Chudyk game into a small package. Our goal was to create a very satisfying and short game. Something you can play dozens of times, with different results and experiences on every occasion!

Mottainai (もったいない) -- Don't waste, use everything: every little thing has a soul.

Each player is a worker in a Buddhist temple, creating works to display and sell to the visitors and tourists who come by. These works are made of materials of varying value -- determining both the difficulty to complete the work and its worth to you. Completed works can be displayed in your Gallery to train your helpers, or in your Gift Shop to allow you to make sales. In the end, the winner will be the player with the most valuable completed works, sales, and backorders.

Mottainai is available in two flavors. Mottainai Deluxe comes with everything you need to play with 2-5 players(or two side-by side 2-3 player games), while Mottainai Mini is a compact version with just one deck. It supports a 2 or 3 player game.