Ninja Squad

Buki Cards, Buki Tokens & Effects

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How to get and use Buki Cards

If a Ninja passes through or lands on a square containing a Buki Cube, the player

- lifts the cube and

- immediately takes the top Buki Card from the Buki deck.

This Buki Card can then be used immediately or kept until another Movement turn.

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Buki Card Effects

All Buki weapons can be used to remove 1 Guard or Patrolling Guard without penalty.

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Throwing Star (Weapon)

Range 2-3

Knock an opponent’s Ninja one tile in any direction.

See Knock-back.

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Nunchaku (Weapon)

Range 1

Knock an opponent’s Ninja one tile in any direction.

See Knock-back.

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Spear (Weapon)

Range 2-3

Knock an opponent’s Ninja one tile in any direction.

See Knock-back.

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Tonfa (Weapon)

Range 1

Swap your places with an opponent’s Ninja when on an adjacent tile.

Important: Both Ninja must be on the same level, i.e. both on a rooftop, or both at ground level to use a Tonfa.

A Ninja on the road cannot use a Tonfa to swap places with a Ninja on a rooftop or vice versa.

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Arrow / Fire Arrow (Weapon)

Range 3-4

Arrow - Knock an opponent’s Ninja one tile in any direction. See Knock-back.

Fire Arrow - Set fire to a tile for 1 Movement round. (Place a Fire Token on the targeted Tile)

Ninja cannot move onto or through a Fire Tile.(Unless they have a Water Flask - see Water Flask)

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Water Flask

Range 1

Extinguish 1 Fire Tile. Remove Fire Token.

Ninja may move onto or through the extinguished tile as normal.

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Grappling Chain

Range 3

Swap your places with opponent’s Ninja.

Important: A Grappling Chain can be used to swap positions with Ninja on the same or on different levels.

A Ninja on the road can use a Grappling Chain to swap places with a Ninja on a rooftop or on a tree.

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Bird Whistle

Range NA

Move one Guard or Patrolling Guard currently on the same or an adjacent playing board, two tiles in any direction.

Note: Guards cannot be moved into water.

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Hollow Reed

Range NA

Move through Water Tiles without the usual movement penalty.

Note: A Ninja using a Hollow Reed to cross water is considered to be in cover and cannot be targeted by other Ninja.

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Zip Wire

Ninja moves 2 tiles without touching the tile in between.

A Zip Wire can be used to slide from Roof-top to Roof-top, from Roof-top to Ground (including Bushes), from Tree-top to Roof-top and from Tree-top to Ground (including Bushes).

A Zip Wire cannot be used to slide into a Tree. That would hurt!