Spirits of the Rice Paddy


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Spirits of the Rice Paddy strategy game

SKU: 128955. Category: .

Ages: 13+

Players: Between 2-4

Average Game Time: 90 Minutes

These farmers have long used a sophisticated irrigation system to organise rice cultivation, integrating religious devotion and social responsibility with traditional farming methods. Even modern farmers seek to placate the spirit world in their quest to produce an abundant harvest. In Spirits of the Rice Paddy, players compete with their fellow rice farmers to construct and tend rice paddies. Livestock can be used to build walls and remove large rocks as well as eat harmful pests and fertilise the fledging crops. Labourers must keep the weeds at bay. And, most importantly, water must be conserved and released with the greatest of care. With a little luck, all that back breaking labour will pay off in the end. The good news is that the spirits are eager to assist, granting many special abilities, blessings, and magic. The farmer who produces the most rice over seven rounds wins the game.

Balinese legends describe a host of powerful spirits who help poor rice farmers achieve success.


  • main board
  • 4 player boards
  • 9 setup cards
  • 12 rain cards
  • 40 spirit cards
  • 24 achievement tiles
  • 30 water discs
  • 7 magic water discs
  • 1 round pawn
  • 16 wood rock
  • 80 wood walls
  • 24 wood gates
  • 80 wood labourers
  • 24 livestock tokens
  • 24 wood weeds
  • 24 wood pests
  • 12 wood fertiliser cubes
  • plant and rice tokens

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 x 30 x 10 cm