Author : Koota Yamada
Drawing : Dommiy, David Sitbon & Koota Yamada
Editor: Sorry we are French
Numbers of players : 2-4
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Recommended age : 14+
Year of publication: 2015
IKI is set in Edo during the period of the same name (1603-1868). Edo was the name of Tokyo at the time.
Along the main street of Nihonbashi, many traders with a variety of activities set up their stalls and attract a crowd of customers. Not far from the main street, there is a fish market, where boats bring their cargoes and where the calls of buyers and sellers resound.
In houses around the main street called Nagaya, live craftsmen and merchants, with various skills and necessary for the daily life of the inhabitants of Edo. According to estimates, between 700 and 800 different trades exist in Edo: makers of fans or lanterns, tatami weavers, print printers, pedlars, stalls selling tempura or sushi, geishas, kabuki actors and many Others are represented in IKI as maps.
Live a whole year in Edo and try to become the best Edokko, "the child of Edo" by ensuring the well-being and prosperity of the city and its inhabitants. Recruit characters from different trades, make them work in the high street of Nihonbashi and make them accumulate experience until they retire.
The winner is the Edokko having accumulated the most IKI, a philosophical concept of the Edo period considered as an ideal of life.