5-10 Minutes

Kiri-ai: The Duel


Two samurai face each other on the cliff's edge. Cloudy skies darken the night. The moon breaks as through as they strike.

Kiri-ai: The Duel is an enthralling battle between two players, each with a hand of cards that represent their movements and attacks on the battlefield. The fight happens in a narrow lane where combatants edge forward and back in a deadly dance. During each round, opponents will select one movement or attack and then reveal them simultaneously before resolving them.

Advance or retreat. Strike high or low. The first samurai to score two hits wins!

  • 16 cards
  • Rulebook
  • Samurai wallet
Authors: Kamibayashi
Illustrators: Kamibayashi

Perfect Pairings

Senjutsu: Battle For Japan