Immerse yourself in an ancient Japanese setting and discover Onitama, an exciting, fast-paced strategy game! Onitama is somewhat reminiscent of chess and rather addictive with its dynamic game mechanic in which warriors face off so their master may win the game. Concentration and luck are the only weapons you'll have at your disposal! You'll need to fully master mind and body to defeat your opponents.

Every opponent has four warriors and one elder at their disposal. The objective is simple: win the battle. To do so, you must either capture your opponent's elder or take their place in the temple arch. The game is easy to play, but you'll need time to become a true master. Although, not really... Onitama is the ideal strategy game for exercising your mind, as you'll have to think ahead about moves! The moves you're allowed to make are determined by five cards which are drawn at random, shown face-up, and shared between players. Each card corresponds to an animal and sets out a specific move that you have to follow. When you play a card, you must place it between you and your opponent and pick up the previously played card, and so on. This way, both players have the exact same chance of winning the game.

The key to success in this simple, elegant type of combat is to stay calm and concentrate. The Shrine of Onitama is a sacred ground where foresight is necessary. Animal spirits will guide you on the perilous path and allow you to gain true wisdom. In short, it's an elegant and simple game that captures the essence of martial arts. The game design and calligraphy will make your gaming experience a unique and unforgettable one.

Play against the computer on your own, or against your friends. Fight duels on the same device using pass and play mode. Bored of beating your friends? Connect your Asmodee account and face the best players in the world online! You can also customize your game with new boards, pieces, and music, or get a pack of 16 additional cards by purchasing extensions.

-Full game
-Solo (several difficulty levels vs artificial intelligence)
-Pass and play (unlock by connecting Asmodee account)
-Online mode
-Sensei's Path extension (20 new cards)
-Customize boards with new music (medieval and science fiction)

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What’s New

Version 1.1

Patch 1.1 :
Boot sequence improved on iPhone X

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings


Beautiful game finally given a worthy app

I never review games but I had to add my thoughts on the excellent game, I own the board game version and did think this would be as fun but it really is, the graphics are beautiful and there’s no intrusive ads. Truth be told the online is pretty broken and crashes, doesn’t register the other person has had a move/ started the game etc quite regularly but I’m hoping that will be sorted with a patch , you really cannot complain for free. The game really needs more players online, trust me it has all the hallmarks of a classic, very Simple to pick up and learn but difficult to master

gazman3001 ,

Awesome fun game

I’ve had the actual game for this for about 6months and love it. Some of the battles I have with my mate, games have lasted awhile. I like that this game is available online now and playing people all over the world.

SpookyElectric1 ,

Keeps crashing!

Game plays well and it’s been executed perfectly. However, three pass-and-play games in a row have frozen after a dozen or so turns. Iron out the little bugs and this will be a gem of a game. 3/5 for now. Will be 5/5 once we can complete a p&p game.


Asmodee Digital
208.2 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Onitama: The Board Game digital published by Asmodee Digital. Original Board game created by Arcane Wonders
In-App Purchases
  1. Expansion : Sensei's Path £1.99
  2. Bundle 1 £2.99
  3. Custom board : Space £1.99


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