Bison Thunder on the Prairie!

Topic Bison is a boardgame set in what is now Idaho in the Northwestern part of theUnited States of America, in times before arrival of the white man. The only inhabitants are the Nez Perce, a native American nation of fierce warriors. They lead a peaceful, partly nomadic existence. During the hunting, fishing and gathering season, they set out from their winter quarters and wander in bands from one hunting ground to another to catch deer, bison and fowl. In Bison, each player leads a band of hunters and sets out to find hunting grounds and rivers for fishing. The players try to amass as many provisions as possible. For when the first snow falls, all hunting bands must return to their common winter quarters. The player who supplies their nation with the most provisions for the harsh winter to come, will be the most respected warrior and win the game.


In Bison, you lead your proud hunting band on a quest to find the most fertile pastures and richest rivers before the first snowfall. By amassing the greatest larder of provisions for your people before you must return to your winter quarters, you will be known as a great warrior and powerful spirit... winning much renown (and the game)!


Bison contains 21 land tiles, including 3 starting tiles, 32 hunters (wooden cubes in blue, red, yellow and green), 12 wooden scoring cubes, 24 teepees, 24 canoes, 4 player boards, 16 white action markers, 1 totem pole, and 1 rules booklet.

Players: 2 - 5 Playtime: 90 minutes From age: 10

Author: Wolfgang Kramer, Michael Kiesling Illustrator: Franz Vohwinkel