Onitama

A perfect information symmetrical battle: move your pieces using shared movement pattern cards.

See details below.

Reservation INFO

  • Only one reservation per party per night.
  • Maximum reservation time is 2.5 hours, except for private rooms and specific nights.

THE DETAILS

Onitama is a two-player, perfect information abstract game with a random starting set-up. On a 5×5 board, both players start with five pawns on their side, with the main pawn in the middle.

Each player has two open cards that each display a possible move for any of her pieces. There is a fifth card that cannot be used by either player. On a player’s turn, she chooses one of her cards, moves one of her pieces according to the chosen card, then replaces the card she used with the fifth card. The other player then chooses one of his cards, moves accordingly, and exchanges that card with this fifth card — which is, of course, the card the first player just used.

Moving onto one of the opponent’s pawns removes that pawn from the game. Taking the opponent’s main pawn, or moving your main pawn into your opponent’s main pawn’s starting space, wins you the game.

Players

2 Players

Game Length

Complexity

Lightweight

Mechanics

Map Awareness, Unit Movement

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Reservation FAQs

Is Vigilante Kid Friendly?

Vigilante is a cocktail bar environment: we are not designed with kids in mind. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. We are 21+ after 10pm.

Can we make a reservation for more than 2.5 hours?

To ensure everyone gets to game, we limit table stays to 2.5 hours. If no party needs the table after your reservation we are happy to extend your stay at no cost. This happens frequently on weekdays. To book an extra long reservation, click here.

Do you allow outside food and beverage?

We do not allow any outside food and beverages, except for cakes/desserts for celebrating major life events. If you do bring such an item, please note we do not provide cutlery or plates. In accordance with health code, we may not store these items either.

How do I make a reservation for more than 8 people?

We have space for large parties. Please email hello(at)vigilantebar.com for assistance!