Grail Games to publish Reiner Knizia’s Yellow & Yangtze!

We are excited to announce that Grail Games will be releasing the sequel to the modern classic Tigris & Euphrates in 2018!


The period of the Warring States (475-221 BC) describes a time of endless wars between seven rival states Qin, Chu, Qi, Yan, Han, Wei, and Zhao. These states were finally unified in 221 BC under the Qin dynasty to lay the origin of today’s China, with its two main rivers: the Yellow and the Yangtze.

Yellow & Yangtze, the sister game to the highly acclaimed board game Tigris & Euphrates, invites you to replay this eventful period and to lead your dynasty to victory.


In Yellow & Yangtze, players build civilizations through tile placement. Players are given five different leaders: a Governor, Soldier, Farmer, Trader, and Artisan. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories. However, your score at the end of the game is the number of points in your weakest category. Conflicts arise when civilizations connect on the board. To succeed, players’ civilizations must survive these conflicts, calm peasant revolts, and grow secure enough to build prestigious pagodas.

Twenty years after the release of his modern classic, Tigris & Euphrates, Reiner Knizia has improved and tweaked the game play, creating this new take on the system which will feel familiar to T&E players, but is certainly its own “beast.” With stunning artwork by Vincent Dutrait, we hope you will enjoy playing the game from Q3, 2018!

Visit Yellow & Yangtze on our website and stay tuned for more info on the game! Y&Y is due to be released at Gen Con in August 2018.

– David Harding