Inis (Second Edition)


Inis is a medium level, card drafting, area control game for 2-4 players, deeply rooted in Celtic history.

At the head of your ship, you eagerly search for any sign of land. As you peer through the dissipating mist, it finally gives way to the silhouette of cliffs—you have arrived at your new home. Now your clans can partake in a new era of prosperity.

Rival chieftains also set sail for this same land, and soon the time will come to hold the Great Council and elect the High King of Inis.

Will you be the one who ascends to the throne?

In Inis, you play the role of a Celtic chieftain who has just arrived in a new land. You must construct sanctuaries for spiritual enlightenment, erect citadels to protect peaceful clans, and indulge your wanderlust by exploring the surrounding territories. As clans migrate throughout the land and come to coexist, their differences can lead to clashes, which are often resolved peacefully—but not always.
Demonstrate your leadership by rallying clans loyal to your cause, and then the Great Council will have no choice but bestow the crown on you..

Players can try to achieve one of three different victory conditions:

  • Leadership: Be the leader — i.e., have more clan figures than any other player — of territories containing at least six opponents’ clans.
  • Land: Have your clans present in at least six different territories.
  • Religion: Have your clans present in territories that collectively contain at least six sanctuaries.

Over the course of the game, players also earn deeds, typically chanted by bards or engraved by master crafters, that reduce by one the magic total of six for any condition. While one victory condition is enough to claim the title of King, a game of experienced players usually has a tight balance of power, emphasizing the leadership of the capital of the island.

Designer: Christian Martinez
Publisher: Matagot
Player numbers: 2-4
Recommended Age: 14+
Game Time: 60-90 min

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Awards & Honours:

2017 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Nominee
2017 RPC Fantasy Award Board Game Nominee
2016 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2016 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
2016 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee
2016 Cardboard Republic Striker Laurel Nominee

Product Contents:

  • 16 Territory Tiles
  • 63 cards
    • 17 Action
    • 30 Epic Tales
    • 16 Resources
  • 66 pawns
    • 48 Clans
    • 9 Sanctuaries
    • 8 Citadels
    • 1 Capital
  • 16 tokens
    • 1 Crows’ flight
    • 1 Festival
    • 4 Pretendant
    • 10 Deeds



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