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LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS: THE CARD GAME

Battle for honour in this exhilarating complex card game of warring clans

Fantasy Flight | £36.99 | LCG | 2 players | 45-90 minutes | Age: 14+ | fantasyflightgames.com

There’s a lot happening in L5R: TCG, but it’s relatively easy to keep on top of.

When Fantasy Flight announced in 2015 that it was developing a successor to long-running ‘90s collectible card game Legend of the Five Rings – and therefore bringing to a close the two-decade run of AEG’s original – it was met with a mixture of excitement from those optimistic about a modern reimagining that could recapture the complex samurai-fighting title’s early magic, which had begun to wane over the lengthy years, and wariness on the part of fans concerned about the publisher’s treatment of a sprawling world that inspired fervent devotion and had sparked many players’ love affairs with tabletop gaming, not unlike fellow CCG Magic: The Gathering.

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