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Players: 2-5
Time: 5 - 30 min
Interaction: Competitive
Audience: Serious

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Mottainai takes its name from the Japanese expression of regret for something wasted. Players take on the role of an acolyte of a temple tasked with collecting resources to fashion into goods to sell. The game is a spiritual successor to Carl Chudyk's legendary and elusive Glory to Rome. This follow up includes similarly detailed cards with multiple uses and packs a large and complex puzzle of a game into a very small box, just like the title implores.

Designers: Carl Chudyk

Tags: Asia, Action Following, Set Collection, Variable Phase Order, Card Game, Hand Management, Tableau Building