Wu Wei

Journey of the Changing Path

Wu Wei is a strategy game that embraces the universal concept of the Tao (the way). This game is deeply rooted in Chinese philosophy and carries with it the concepts of yin and yang, the four seasons, chi (energy), and the eight directions.

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Wu Wei (woo-way) is
Chinese for “effortless action”.

It is an important concept of Taoism that involves knowing when to act and when not to act.

Lead your student on a journey to receive training from kung fu masters across the land, gaining animal cards that represent your student’s skills. Once your student has all five animal cards, bring your student and master back to the center tile to pass on your martial arts lineage to the next generation.

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Zen and the Art of Board Game Design

Changing Perspectives The title of this post is a bit tongue-in-cheek because of the appropriation fad of making everything Zen or Tao. That being said I actually want to talk about the present moment. I've had the great privilege of being in the presence of a man...

The Student Has Become The Master

Balancing Act I wanted to give players the opportunity to explore being a master and a student at the same time. Whenever I talk about Kung Fu or Tai Chi with friends, they tend to ask me if I am teaching. Sometimes I am teaching class but most of the time I see...

Organic, Thematic, and Never Static…Game Mechanics

Great Things Come From Failure I have made virtually every mistake you can think of when it comes to creating game mechanics for Wu Wei. I make it a personal challenge to take every rule or concept out to the extreme limit. Bear with me for a moment while I recount an...

Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Path

Launching on Kickstarter in January 2017