Hokkaido brings a change of scenery to the mechanics of Honshu!

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San Diego, CA (Oct 4, 2018) — Renegade Game Studios™ and Lautepelit.fi are excited to announce the newest title in the Nippon series - Hokkaidō! This title features the same creative forces behind Honshū, designer Kalle Malmioja and illustrators Ossi Hiekkala and Jere Kasanen. It brings new strategy and decisions to the mechanics found in Honshū by introducing a card drafting mechanic and challenging players to change how they lay out their cities.

You can find this title on game shelves beginning February 2019. Pre-order from your Friendly Local Game Store now or through the Renegade Store.


After establishing themselves in Honshū, the Lords and Ladies head north to Hokkaidō. Beholding Hokkaidō’s mountainous landscape, they see that expansion on this land will prove to be a greater challenge than before.

Hokkaidō is the second map-building card game in the Nippon series, bringing new ideas and drafting mechanisms to the first design, Honshū. A game of Hokkaidō consists of 12 rounds, each divided into two separate phases. Each player must expand their personal map to maximize their scoring possibilities.



MSRP: $25
SKU: RGS0857
North America Release Date: February 2019
Number of Players: 2-5
For Ages: 8+
Playing Time: 30 min
Game Type: Card Drafting, Map Building


  • 60 Map Cards

  • 6 Starting Province Cards

  • 5 Scoring Summary Cards

  • 9 Goal Cards (optional variant)

  • 15 Terraforming Tiles

  • 56 Wooden Pieces

  • 1 Scoring Pad

  • 1 Rulebook

As a member of The Renegade Society, we will make sure you don't miss future updates about Hokkaidō including notable reviews and teasers of the art as we get closer to the release!