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Yamato: The Game of Fleet Battle in the Pacific Ocean
Yamato: The Game of Fleet Battle in the Pacific Ocean
by Tsukuda Hobby / Original (1982)
Player Count
1 to 2

Player Ages

Playing Time
6 hours
  • Nautical
  • Wargame
  • World War II
  • Designers
  • Hiroshi Kawase
  • Mechanisms
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Artists
  • Masaaki Suzuki
  • Family
  • History: World War II (Pacific)
  • Rating: 6.5/10 from 10 users


    This game is a tactical-level simulation of the naval combat that occurred between the Allied fleets and the Japanese Navy in World War II. Yamato can simulate battles of many scales, ranging from a full-size fleet-to-fleet engagement to a small ship-to-ship duel.

    (from the English translation introduction)

    4 Introductory Scenarios
    10 Historical Scenarios
    3 Fictional Scenarios

    6 identical mounted sea maps

    2 Countersheets (304 counters on each)

    16 Japanese ships cards
    14 American ships cards
    6 British ships cards
    2 Dutch ships cards
    1 Australian ships cards

    Title "Yamato Battleship" (in Japanese), subtitle "The Game of Fleet Battle in the Pacific Ocean" (in English).

    English language translation by Quarterdeck Games:
    • Translator: E.Lipset
    • Production of English version: Jack Greene and Beth Queman

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