Niche Spotlight – Reiner Knizia Yellow & Yangtze

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Today’s Spotlight is Yellow & Yangtze, a digital adaptation of Reiner Knizia’s hit board game by Dire Wolf Digital.

This critically acclaimed board game has been faithfully recreated for Windows PC and mobile, also featuring online multiplayer. Players are tasked with establishing a dynasty during the Warring States era.

You strategically place tiles that represent soldiers, governors, merchants, artisans, and farmers on a hex-based map. This expands your influence, to become the dominate power in Ancient China. You can check out a trailer above.

Reiner Knizia Yellow & Yangtze is available on Windows PC, Mac (both via Steam), Android, and iOS for $14.99.

You can find the rundown of the game from its Steam page below:

Found an Empire
Lead your dynasty to victory in the Warring States period of ancient China in the new digital adaptation of the acclaimed board game from Tigris & Euphrates designer Reiner Knizia.

Build & Conquer
Conflict is inevitable as your influence expands. Wage war upon neighboring states to slow their growth, and build spectacular pagodas to increase your own prestige. How will your reign be remembered?

Balance in All Things
Expand your civilization by placing tiles that represent the five facets of a thriving kingdom:

  • Governors – Keep the peace and quell revolts with a strong civic leadership!
  • Soldiers – Defend your growing empire — or wage war upon your neighbors!
  • Farmers – Cultivate the banks of the Yellow and Yangtze rivers!
  • Traders – Acquire the resources your people need to prosper!
  • Artisans – Shape the culture of your dynasty and inspire your citizens!

Your legacy will be judged by your weakest category, so a wise leader must maintain harmony to achieve victory!

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.