Yomi is a cardgame invented by a design consultant (boardgames and videogames) and tournament competitor, David Sirlin.
Sirlin published and is distributing the game pretty much by himself, and while it’s a hefty price tag for what is essentially a card game (albeit it an exceptionally designed one that provokes the imagination), it also means that he’s extremely dedicated.
Yomi is a card game (no collecting necessary) that works a lot like rock, paper, scissors–with a lot of reading your opponent and making the right call as to what they might play next. The theme of Yomi should be familiar to some of our gamer readers: Each player selects a pre-made deck which represents their character, and each card in their hand represents one or two combat moves their player can make.
Yomi is simple to learn, and free to play and learn online here. But the beauty is in holding a deck and sitting across from a friend. Yomi only recently came out, but has already made the #1 game in several top ten lists of high profile game critics (check out their awesome videos here and here.)
Check Yomi out today.