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English language edition

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Product Awards:  
Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1999

Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30-40 minutes 2

Designer(s): Guenter Cornett

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Kosmos

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Product Description

Two priests, both followers of Kahuna magic, compete to determine who is the stronger. For the competition, they have chosen an uninhabited archipelago with twelve small islands. They have agreed to use their magical powers to build bridges linking the islands. Each link forged brings a priest closer to control of the islands bridged by the magic. When control of an island is secured, opposing bridges are destroyed, perhaps causing their opponent to lose control of one or more islands. Thus, drawing on fate and their skills, each composes a strategy designed to give them the edge they need in this fast-paced game of shifting control.

Product Awards

Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1999

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Guenter Cornett

  • Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Kosmos

  • Artist(s): Claus Stephan

  • Year: 1998

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 30 - 40 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 368 grams

  • All-Time Sales Rank: #167

  • Language Requirements: This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item. Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.2 in 23 reviews

IQ challenge
August 16, 2005

This game is fun in that it can require some serious thinking if the players are experienced, but will also prove fun for first-timers. There are a lot of subtleties, e.g. which cards to discard, gauging which cards are in the opponents' hand, deciding whether to pick a card from the pile (hidden choice) or from the set of three cards on display (choice is then visible to the other player), etc.... The games are relatively short, and the materials are exotic. Highly recommended.

by Scala
Why I love this game!
August 03, 2004

1) Its easy to learn.

2) Its highly challenging - from choosing your replacement cards to deciding which islands to build your bridge.

3) Keeps you thinking constantly - every move your opponent makes greatly affects your next move.

4) Anticipation of the killer move - yup, either way, the thrill of waiting to execute a killer move (which in this game means placing a bridge that literally knocks off couple of your opponents bridges resulting in loss of control of several islands) and the devastation of being a victim of such a move is the highpoint!

Perhaps the best measure of Kahuna as a great game is that the loser accepts that he/she didnt lose through a heavy dose of bad luck, and cant wait to play again?!

Easy to play, easy to learn, hard to stop
March 28, 2004

When we open the box, my husband and I always say we're just going to play one game, but somehow three games later we're asking for best 3 out of 5.

This and Lost Cities are our favourite Kosmos 2 player games. We alternate between the two regularly. If you like these, I'd also recommend 'Caesar and Cleopatra' and 'Babel.'

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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