Chronicle of the Beasts

Deploy the mythical creatures in "Shan-hai Ching" to defeat the legendary beast "Dijiang"!
2Plus Games 2 players | 5-10 min | Age 8+

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Game Overview



The "Classic of Mountains and Seas", formerly romanized as the "Shan-hai Ching", is a Chinese classic text and a compilation of mythic geography and myth. In Chronicle of the Beasts, players try to deploy the mythical creatures in Shan-hai Ching to defeat the legendary beast Dijiang (帝江).



Chronicle of the Beasts is a microgame with only 12 cards for 2 players. At the beginning of the game, lay down all the cards on the table, and each player chooses one of the Dijiang cards (value 13 or 14) as their controlled beast. Players alternate turns to perform one of the three actions:

  1. Take one Beast card on the table into their hand as a "Tool."
  2. Play one Tool from their hand to attack one Beast on the table.
  3. Deploy one Beast on the table to attack one of the two Dijiang cards.

You win the game if:

  1. you kill any one of the Beasts by playing/deploying a card to bring the total attack value equal to the value of the Beast.
  2. When all cards are played/deployed, your controlled Dijiang receives a higher value of attack than your opponent's.



Game Basics


Designer: Kidd Hsu

Artist: Tu Peishu

Publisher: 2Plus Games


Players: 2

Time: 5-10 Min

Age: 8+


BoardGameGeek (Link)



10 Beast cards

2 Dijiang cards

1 Rules sheet





English (Link)

Japanese (Link)

Chinese (Link)





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