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Tokaido is getting a makeover for its fifth anniversary

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Tokaido, Antoine Bauza’s delightful title about travelling along Japan’s East Sea road, is one of the most beautiful board games of recent years – but, somehow, it’s about to become even more good-looking.

Funforge has announced that it will remaster the 2012 charmer for a fifth anniversary edition, which will replace the original version from the end of this year onwards.

Chief among the changes will be a redesigned board, which will remain the same size as before but will be printed with brighter colours and a slightly different layout.

The game’s meeples will also be updated to match the new style, as will the item cards, player boards and panorama cards, which are combined to form a single landscape during each match.

While the changes will be noticeable, they won’t stop past expansions from being compatible with the new edition – eventually, the expansions will be revamped themselves to fit with the refreshed look.

Happily, the new Tokaido will cost the same as the original – around £40 – when it’s released this October.

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