Our Kodama 3D review, what we have to say about the tree building and drafting game. This is a lighthearted update to the classic Kodama with a dexterity twist. You start with a base of a tree and need to artfully pick up different branches to grow it larger and larger. You want to pick up limbs with a variety of symbols and little Kodama creatures to create grouping and to appease various goal cards. This is a wonderful lightweight puzzle and collection game that is like nothing else.

We took a look across fun, replayability, player interaction, quality and art & style to come up with the overall score for our Kodama 3D review. See the breakdown by category below.

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Fun (7 out of 10)

For the Fun section of the Kodama 3D review, we award a very good 7 out of 10. This game brings together a few different aspects into a very well rounded game. On one hand is the branch selection process that puts you on a limited grid. You have to maneuver around everyone to get what you need. Then there is the dynamic of building the tree. You have a few different places to put options and must choose wisely, all while balancing so it doesn’t fall over. Putting these together makes for a great experience.

Replayability (8 out of 10)

For the Replayability section of the Kodama 3D review, we award a great 8 out of 10. There is so much going to make this a game you can play over and over again. The branch piles, what the set bonuses are, are always in very different stacks. In addition, the available goals, the things that get you get points like having certain sets, are always changing. It does a great job of keeping gameplay fresh and a big draw.

Player Interaction (7 out of 10)

For the Replayability section of the Kodama 3D review, we award a very good 7 out of 10. For every 65% of the pie you spend thinking about yourself, you need to spend about 35% thinking about what your opponent. Goals, the major driver of points, are limited and you want to keep tabs on what your opponent is doing because this also affects the limb piles. Not only are you fighting over limited things, but you are also in an opportunity to block your opponents on the tight limb grid. It is very interactive.

Quality (7 out of 10)

For the Quality section of the Kodama 3D review, we award a very good 7 out of 10. A well-balanced game is a quality game and this one has been clearly well thought out. The limb drafting mechanic is very unique and ingeniously implemented. In regards to components and presentation, nice points here. You have to build pretty complex trees and they hold up well. Tons of care and die-cutting when into these curved pieces and they can hold up to many games of ferocious play.

Art & Style (7 out of 10)

For the Art & Style section of the Kodama 3D review, we award a very good 7 out of 10. Just the fact that you are building dimensional trees that bob and weave successfully gets them big style points, but it gets even better than that. It has this whimsical creatures in the forest vibe that is consistent throughout and very fitting thematic for the audience. It is beautifully done and executed to and incredibly high caliber.


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Kodama 3d is a well done game that mixes tried and true drafting and set collection with a twist against the gise of building a three dimmentional tree without it falling over. There is nothing quite like this game and with great replayability and player action, it is a good investment for the game shelf. This has been our Kodama 3D review.

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