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Can someone identify the game in this picture? It comes from the manga Houkago Saikoro Kurabu, which has a history of showcasing real board games (particularly eurogames) so it is very likely not just made up for the manga:

picture

Here's a higher-resolution image of the board itself, which shows better details on the pieces and the map:

board zoom-in

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    @jwodder Yes, I do. I've seen images from same manga featuring Marrakesh, Catan, Spot It, Carcassonne and some other real existing board games. gekkansunday.net/wp-content/uploads/… gekkansunday.net/wp-content/uploads/… – Deo Dec 3 '16 at 19:55
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    The wikipedia page for the series (japanese) has a list of featured games for each chapter of the manga up to volume 8 (not having read the manga, no clue how complete it is) but this doesn't appear to be any of them. Do you know if this image comes from any particular chapter/volume, or is it just a standalone promotional image? – goldPseudo Dec 3 '16 at 21:52
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    Found this thread on BGG. boardgamegeek.com/thread/1067202/… – Deo Dec 5 '16 at 6:45
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    Looks a lot like a simplified version of pandemic:P Only 2 plague colours...perhaps because the other 2 are eradicated? Maybe I am being swayed by games I own=} – joedragons Dec 5 '16 at 22:24
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    @joedragons I would agree that it looks close enough, but authors are pretty consistent in accuratly describing other games down to smallest details. They also displayed rather well known games so far, so I hoped one woudn't be so hard to identify... – Deo Dec 6 '16 at 9:30
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The author has confirmed on Twitter that it is an imaginary game: https://twitter.com/shimaneko555/status/1101447596474679296?s=21

  • Thats a disappointing answer! I've been showing this picture to friends and googling descriptions of the pawns convinced I recognised it. Thanks for finding there is no answer though. – StartPlayer Mar 1 at 19:18

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