Help the innocent aliens!
Spread the CONDI around!

Pipo is a card game played with adorable alien characters.

Cruising space, the good ship Pipo met an untimely accident and plummeted to Earth scattering the alien tourists. This event put the upstanding aliens on the wanted list!
The good citizens of Earth, hiding the aliens in their hands, take turns aiding their escape corresponding to the “CONDI” set by the previous player.
Release all the aliens in your hand to win!

But be careful, increase the aliens in your hand and come one step closer to being busted by the police and you could self destruct!
Use the human helpers tactically and go for victory!

* CONDI: code for characteristics

Players: 3-4
Time: 5-10 min.
Ages: 8+

Pipo

English Edition
[Contents] Alien cards x 31, Police card x 1, Human cards x 4, Instructions

Card Game
JAN 4582540850223
TBA
* The first Japanese edition was unveiled at Tokyo Game Market 2022 Spring (April 23 and 24 at Tokyo Big Sight) and sold out in 3 hours!

Game play video

Play Pipo! (in Japanese, 7 mins.)

Game components

Alien cards x 31

Police card x 1

Human cards x 4

How to play

Instruction Video (in Japanese, 5 mins.)

[Glossary]
CONDI: code for characteristics

Preparation

1. Preparing hands and the pile

  • Shuffle the cards well and deal each player 5 cards face down.
  • Remaining cards are placed in a pile face down.

2. Decide the starting player

  • A player who has met an alien recently makes the first play.

3. Decide the first CONDI

  • Draw the top card from the pile and place it face up.
  • The color of that card’s border determines the first CONDI.

 

Game play

Players take turns clockwise from the starting player.

On each player’s turn

On their turn a player chooses to play according to A, B, C, or D.





 

Game conclusion

Any of the following concludes the game.
  • A player uses all cards.
    The player to first use all cards wins.
    The player exclaims “Pipo” as the last card is played.

  • A player “Self Destructs”.
    That player is out of the game.
    The player with least number of cards in their hand wins.

  • The pile is used up.
    The game is a no result.

 

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
Character Designer: Richard ZIMBA
Translator: Darcy LEWIS

Reviews and articles

YouTube video: Marman Asobi Channel “Tokyo Game Market 2022 Spring: Must check 5 games!”, April 17, 2022 (in Japanese)

 

YouTube live stream: At One Channel “Live! Introducing New Games to be Released at Tokyo Game Market 2022 Spring”, April 16, 2022 (in Japanese)

 

YouTube live stream: Kitakoshi Channel “Introducing Games to be Exhibited at Tokyo Game Market 2022 Spring”, April 21, 2022 (in Japanese)

 

YouTube video: Z Blue Channel “PIPO!: HOW TO PLAY”, March 15, 2022 (in English)

Pipo

English Edition
[Contents] Alien cards x 31, Police card x 1, Human cards x 4, Instructions

Card Game
JAN 4582540850223
TBA
* The first Japanese edition was unveiled at Tokyo Game Market 2022 Spring (April 23 and 24 at Tokyo Big Sight) and sold out in 3 hours!
Pipo
English Edition
TBA