Onitama Pocket

Onitama is a great little abstract strategy game. Your goal is to capture your opponent's leader pawn or occupy its home space with your own leader pawn. The movement of a pawn is determined by a random set of 5 movement cards selected during setup, only 2 of which are available to you at a given time. The beautiful twist is that as movement cards are used they are cycled to your opponent. 

I wanted to bring the game with me on the go so I designed a set that easily fits in my pocket. In order to achieve peak pocket-ability, everything (including the board) is printed on standard playing cards. My goal was an aesthetic that was both clean and hand drawn in appearance. 

This set is printed on plastic cards for increased durability (http://www.printerstudio.com/sell/mtrossdesign). The board is sized for mini-meeples and standard cubes (I picked them up from https://www.printplaygames.com/).

Given that these cards would negate picking up the published version of the game, I've decided not to make the movement cards available to download, however you can download the board design and card back design for free below if you'd like to make your version a bit more portable.

Click the image below to download a zip with both designs.
Hope you like it!


  1. I don't have acces to the original game where I live without paying exorbiting importing fees and it would get really expensive. I've been looking for a print file for the cards but I can't find any. Would you send me the files privetly?

    1. Hi Lucas, I'm glad you like the design. I go back and forth about releasing these, but for the time being I don't plan to. It sucks that the game costs so much where your at. I checked Board Game Geek to see if anyone had posted print and play files, but I didn't see anything. The good news is that there is a digital version coming out soon if you want to check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asmodeedigital.onitama

  2. Will you share the card template so if we own the game we can just fill it in?

  3. Hello your work is very good and beautiful idea. I would like do it but i need talent and expertise, i leave that to the artists.
    However i will follow very closely the evolution of this project and i'll be willing to pay for this evident work of course.

    Jack keja26@hotmail.fr