Rising Sun (Board Game)

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Rising Sun is a spiritual successor in the same mythic big box series as Blood Rage: same designer, same artist, same studio and same sculptors.

Rising Sun is a game about honor, negotiation, and warfare in a feudal Japan where the ancient gods (kami) have returned to rebuild the empire.

Whereas the distant ancestor of Blood Rage was Risk, Rising Sun claims Diplomacy as its distant ancestor. Tackle negotiations, alliances, and war. Capture hostages and commit seppuku. The game features an honor track, which rises and falls based on your actions.

Product Details

Boards & Dice
29 Mar 2018
Strategy Games
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
3 - 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players, Recommended with 3 - 5 players
Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
90 - 120 minutes
Game Designer
Eric M. Lang
Game Artist
  • Edgar Skomorowski
  • Adrian Smith
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2018 RPC Fantasy Award Tabletop & Miniatures Game Winner
  • 2018 UK Games Expo Best Board Game (American Style) Judges Award Winner
Expansion Sets
  • Raging Sun (fan expansion to Rising Sun)
  • Rising Sun: Daimyo Box
  • Rising Sun: Dynasty Invasion
  • Rising Sun: Kami Unbound
  • Rising Sun: Monster Pack
  • Rising Sun: Stronghold Pack
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Excellent Game

Reviewed by on (Verified Buyer)

What a great game by the same designer as Blood Rage. Somewhat similar to Blood Rage but enough differences to validate adding it to my collection.

The sun will set on your friendships.

Reviewed by on

I am going to say it: I prefer Rising Sun over Blood Rage.

Production quality is amazing (as always with CMON), and the rules are elegant and simple. The major advantage Rising Sun provides over Blood Rage for myself is the emphasis on team work (and betrayal) and negotiation. That said, you can expect some fair tabletop banter from your group when laying this out on the table.