Take Control of the Galaxy With Giant Mechs in ‘Starship Samurai’

11 min readSep 24, 2020

Humanity in the Lotus Galaxy has explored and colonized all of the planets rich in resources and those that can support life. While divided into a number of clans, one clan leader, Hoshi, developed Samurai Mechs that gave her armies so great an advantage that she became Galactic Emperor. However, Hoshi has gone the way of the universe and now four of the most powerful clans are fighting to claim the galactic throne. Samurai Mechs are no longer the sole possession of one clan. Will you be able to lead your clan to victory and become the next Galactic Emperor?

What Is Starship Samurai?

Starship Samurai is a game for 2–4 players, ages 14 and up, and takes about 60–90 minutes to play. Starship Samurai was designed by Isaac Vega and published by Plaid Hat Games, with illustrations by Gunship Revolution. It’s currently available and can be purchased from Amazon for about $39. You can also purchase it directly from Plaid Hat Games for a bit higher price, but it also includes the newly released Mech Bases for free. The Mech Bases can also be purchased individually from Plaid Hat Games for $4.95 for a set of eight.

Starship Samurai Components

Here is what is included in the game.

  • 1 alliance board
  • 4 location boards
  • 4 player boards
  • 48 action cards
  • 16 unit cards
  • 16 location cards
  • 8 Samurai Mech miniatures
  • 32 fighter ship miniatures
  • 4 carrier ship miniatures
  • 44 wealth tokens
  • 1 first player token
  • 4 player score markers
  • 16 order markers
  • 8 clan markers

The Samurai Mechs are the most powerful units in the game. Each player controls two of these mechs. The eight Samurai Mechs have different strengths and abilities. As a result, they require unique tactics to maximize their…


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