Despite a war-torn land, elders from rival nations still convene to try and find peace. The tool for that diplomacy? The elegant, and time-honored game of Paiko. Outwitting another elder on the game board wins you the respect you need to make your case for peace in the land. Can you out-fox your opponent and win that coveted prize? Expanding our “abstract tactical” line, after The Duke, comes Paiko, a one-on-one strategy game optimized to cater to intuitive players. In Paiko, each tile you place expands your territory with its Threat, giving you more options for placement outside your homeground while blocking your opponent. Enough Threat can capture your opponent’s tiles, a pleasant secondary objective, but don’t let it distract you from the goal: place enough tiles on the board to win the game!