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Masters secretly train Students to become lineage holders while an ambitious new Emperor tries to unify his people under one banner. LINEAGE is a strategy game that embraces the universal concept of the Tao (the way). This game is deeply rooted in Chinese philosophy and carries with it the concepts of yin and yang, the four seasons, chi (energy), and the eight directions.

Players are always competing to win but they may need to cooperate on occasion to prevent another player from running away with the game. This kind of player interaction coupled with the ever-changing circumstances of the board make for a compelling game that requires players to develop a sixth sense for taking the right action at the right time.

# of Players: 2-6 players
Age Range: 12 and up
Setup Time: < 10 minutes
Game Length: 1-3 hours
Random Chance: Some
Skills Required: Strategic thought, tactics, cooperation



  • Game Designer: Justin Waggle
  • Artwork: Yan Li


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