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Introducing Starship Samurai!

Battle for Control of the Lotus Galaxy!

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"The heavens erupt in the skies above the streets of Byakko City. Points of light flash briefly as the warp drives of carrier ships blink into existence. The Nova Clan’s forces are caught off-guard as a swarm of Void fighters launch to overtake the bustling capital city. The airspace siege cannons of the Void carrier hammer away at Nova Clan’s defenses, and a shadow falls over the city. Masumune has arrived. The gargantuan samurai mech cuts through the enemy forces with ease, obliterating the few remaining Nova Clan ships as they attempt to warp away to a neighboring system. Byakko City belongs to the Void Clan… for now."

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Fight For Honor

Lead your clan to victory in Starship Samurai, an epic, fast-paced game of area control, fought among the stars of the Lotus Galaxy! Take command of the galaxy’s mightiest clans to secure your claim to the emperor’s throne. Explore a world of political intrigue and earth-shattering combat from acclaimed designer Isaac Vega (Dead of Winter, Ashes).

Game Setup

As the leader of your clan, you will command massive fleets used to seize key locations and battle your enemies. Play battle cards to sway the outcome of each conflict in your favor and destroy your enemy’s fleet. But war is not the only path to victory. You will need to spend your resources and political influence to manipulate the lesser clans to aid you in your quest to claim the throne. Each lesser clan you sway to your Alliance Track will further strengthen your clan’s supremacy.

Machines of War

Starship Samurai comes with 8 beautifully crafted and highly detailed samurai mech figures that form the core of your fleet. Each of these behemoths offer unique abilities that will transform your strategy. Leveraging these abilities will be crucial for victory. Wield these fearsome combatants to obliterate your enemy’s defenses and shift the tides of battle in your favor. In addition to thesse massive Samurai Mechs, each player will also control 8 detailed fighter miniatures and 1 carrier miniature in their Clan's color. 

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Conquer the Stars

Starship Samurai will be available soon from retailers. You can preorder now via our web store - each pre-order from Plaid Hat Games and from local retailers will also include fully-colored acrylic tokens for each clan and player! These tokens are used to track positions on the alliance board as well as each player’s honor total. Order now to secure your copy! (Note: Pre-order promo tokens are limited and the offer is valid while supplies last.)


Starting in May, we will be releasing additional articles that detail the different mechanics in Starship Samurai, written by Isaac Vega himself, so be sure to check back soon for more details! The rules are available for download on the game page.

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