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Honga (2018) is a strategy game where your tribe gathers supplies to pay homage to the nature gods, attract mammoths and trade with other clans. You trigger resources by placing action wheels on the board, but also need to keep the troublesome tiger busy if he's not going to steal your goods.

You take turns placing an action card on the board. This circular card overlaps the different play areas to indicate how many actions you can take in each one. Deciding the orientation of the card is how you choose here you can take your actions that turn to gather resources, complete trade agreements, lure mammoths or pay homage to the gods.

You have to balance where you want these actions along with paying attention to Honga's central den. If you don't orient an action icon with this, Honga hounds you and steals resources, until another fails to keep him at bay.

The result is a game where you are balancing this risk-reward. There are multiple paths to victory but most of them aren't at the expense of other players.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Honga 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Strategy game with Collecting and Push-Your-Luck elements. You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room. Best with 4 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Learn to Play: This takes half an hour to learn. Understanding how the action points are assigned by the cards and how best to spend them takes a little time.

Play Time: This game will take between 45 minutes and 50 minutes to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 2-5

Genres: Sequencing, Strategy (Collecting and Push-Your-Luck)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Board, Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: HABA USA (@HABA_USA)

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