Connect the dots before your opponent!

A simple yet stylish game of tactics, strategy and a little luck for 2 players.

Following either the dice with white pips or black pips place the tile with the same colored dots alongside the dice.

Utilizing the three action cards offensively, defensively or to turn the tables, use up all the tiles in your hand before your opponent to win!

Using both the tiles in your hand and the pile, read the play, exploit the action cards, and with the luck of the draw, seize victory!

There are two types of rules: the Basic Rules, which are easy to play with, and the Advanced Rules, which are more thoughtful and fun to play with.

Players: 2
Time: 5-10 min
Ages: 6+

Bossa

Standard Edition
[Contents] Dot tiles: 27, Action markers: 6 (3 types x 2), Dice: 2, Instruction sheets (JP, EN)

Board Game
JAN 4582540850209
RRP in Japan: 1,980 yen (tax incl.)

Online
| Amazon | BASE | bodoge.hoobby.net | JELLYJELLYSTORE |

Physical
| Yellow Submarine |

|TOKYU HANDS| HAKUHINKAN TOY PARK Chitose |

Game play video

Play Bossa (coming soon)

Game components

Dot tiles


Action Markers

Dice

How to play

[Basic rules] Instruction video (in Japanese, 4 mins.)

There are two types of rules: Basic Rules, which can be played casually, and Advanced Rules, which are more challenging and require more thought.

[Basic rules]

Preparation

  • Shuffle the dot tiles well and place in a pile face down. Remove one tile and leave it face down.
  • Each player takes 4 tiles from the pile and places them face up in a row (open hand).
  • 3 action cards are also placed face up in front of the player.

Dot tiles and their usage
  • Either the black dots or white dots of the tiles are used in play. Multiple tiles may be used in one play.

3 action cards
  • Each action card may be used once per game.

 

 

Game play

Step 1: Determine starting point and starting player

  • Each player rolls one dice in the center to determine starting point. If both players roll the same number dice are rolled again.
  • The player who rolls the highest number starts.

Step 2: Playing your turn

2-1  The player taking turn draws one tile from the pile.

2-2  The player then places a tile next to an ascending or descending tile ( either the black or white line ) , or the player can use an action card.
  • Only the same number of tiles or one more tile than the number of connecting tile(s) may be placed.

  • Using an action card counts as one move (when using an exchange or redraw a tile may not be placed on the field).
  • Used action markers are turned face down.

Step 3

  • Players alternate turns.

 

Game conclusion

Game comes to a conclusion in any of the following ways.

• All tiles in the player’s hand are used  >>  that player wins.
• A player cannot make a move ( 2-2 )  >>  that player loses.
• The pile is used up  >>  draw.

 


[Advanced rules]

A two player game.
Decide each player’s dice color, then according to the dice pips’ color and number place corresponding tiles alongside their dice.
Utilizing 3 action tiles, avoid being backed into a corner and play your tiles. One more or one less tile only can be placed alongside previously place tiles.
The player to use first use all tiles in their hand or have 6 rows of tiles on the own color line takes the win.

  • Click here for the instructions > PDF

[Advanced rules] Instruction video (in Japanese, 5 mins.)

Creative team

Game design: Banana Moon Studio Sapporo
Team leader / Creative director: MAEDA Hiroshi
Planner / Production manager: MAEDA Kumiko
Planner / Graphic designer: YOSHIDA Kinuka, ISHIJIMA Haruna
Researcher: SUGIOKA Rino
Translator: Darcy LEWIS
Game development adviser: SAITO Tomoyuki (RareSightGames)
Production adviser: TADOKORO Masayuki (Shichisei Sangyo)
Special thanks: Pippd.com

News

Sold out again! Bossa booth at Tokyo Game Market 2022 Spring

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 and Sunday, April 24, 2022, 11:00-17:00
  • Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1, 2
  • Booth number: O-06

With many visitors, sold out in two days. Thank you very much.

 

Higher version of Bossa
Funded and 1,420% achieved on Kickstarter!

  • Bossa CLASSIC Edition
  • THE ART Edition (tentative name)

Handmade by highly skilled paper craft artisans in Japan

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bananamoon-jp/bossa

 

Bossa booth at Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn

  • Saturday, November 20, 2021 and Sunday, November 21, 2021, 11:00-17:00
  • Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1, 2
  • Booth number: su-02

With many visitors, the first edition was almost sold out in two days. Thank you very much.

Reviews and articles

 

YouTube video: Liege of Games Channel “Ranking and Reviewing ALL 14 Games Played | March 2022”, April 20, 2022 (in English)

 

YouTube video: Liege of Games Channel “Why Indie Board Games Are Awesome | Three Games Worth Knowing”, March 30, 2022 (in English)

 

YouTube video: Z Blue Channel “I Played Bossa: Advanced rules | A Game for Two players by BananaMoon Sapporo”, January 31, 2022 (in English)

 

 

YouTube video: Liege of Games Channel “Ares Expedition, Tidal Blades, & Casting Shadows! Should You Back?”, March 25, 2022 (in English)

 

YouTube video: Liege of Games Channel “One of the Best Crowdfunding Weeks…Ever?”, March 19, 2022 (in English)


BoardGameGeek Blog post: Steph Hodge “The Gathering of Friends! 10 Amazing Days of Gaming!”, April 25, 2022 (in English)
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/131141/gathering-friends-10-amazing-days-gaming


BoardGameGeek News article: “Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn: Report from Table Games in the World”, December 29, 2021 (in English)
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/125013/tokyo-game-market-2021-autumn-report-table-games-w


YouTube video: Ma-man Asobi Channel “Play Bossa – Connect the dots before your opponent!”, October 29, 2021 (in Japanese)

https://youtu.be/51F2XkqxFKM


YouTube video: Saikoroya Channel “Play Bossa – a stylish board game!”, October 31, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/kkjiZE1LtuU


YouTube live stream: At One Channel “Preview of the hottest new games to be released at Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn”, November 10, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/puS32_x3q1I?t=3483


YouTube video: Fufu Battle Channel “A husband and wife battle it out in the Bossa Game!”, November 12, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/cljovm0SOkg


YouTube video: Gingagin Gundan Channel “Here are the board games that will be exhibited and sold at Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn!”, November 15, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/PO1QYnY3NLk?t=337


YouTube video: Uruoi Bodoge Channel “Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn: New Games Recommended!”, November 16, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/iZhW6mhRcxY


YouTube video: Kitakoshi Channel “Just before Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn! New Game Introduction Live Stream”, November 18, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/dVRI_DgnHUo?t=2877


YouTube video: Tanikura Channel “Pick up the new games you are interested in at Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn!”, November 19, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/Tp3d7hgk3yM?t=742


YouTube video: BOARDERLESS Channel “Bossa: Use your tactics (and luck of the draw) to get in line before your opponent does! ”, January 11, 2022 (in Japanese)
https://youtu.be/gzsDCld8ZAA


Board game website article: Fami-tsu.com “The best five 2-player games at Tokyo Game Market 2022 Spring”, April 25, 2022 (in Japanese)
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/131141/gathering-friends-10-amazing-days-gaming


Board game website article: Table Games in the World “Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn: New Games”, November 26, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://tgiw.info/2021/11/gm2021a-games.html


Board game web magazine article: BROAD “Interesting new titles at Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn”, November 16, 2021 (in Japanese)

https://broad.tokyo/news/12900


Board game website article: Board Game to Life “More than 20 games that you definitely need to check before the days of Tokyo Game Market 2021 Autumn, all in one place!”, October 28, 2021 (in Japanese)
https://www.bodoge-intl.com/bodogeselect/gamemarket100/

 

Bossa

Standard Edition
[Contents] Dot tiles: 27, Action markers: 6 (3 types x 2), Dice: 2, Instruction sheets (JP, EN)

Board Game
JAN 4582540850209
RRP in Japan: 1,980 yen (tax incl.)

Online
| Amazon | BASE | bodoge.hoobby.net | JELLYJELLYSTORE |

Physical
| Yellow Submarine |

|TOKYU HANDS| HAKUHINKAN TOY PARK Chitose |
Bossa
Standard Edition
RRP in Japan: 1,980 yen (tax incl.)