Tatsu is a two-player game in which players control three different types of dragon pieces. By rolling two six-sided dice to decide movement and either combining or splitting the values, the pieces travel round the inside circle of the board, only swapping to the outer circle when landing on the same space as another piece, which will affect the piece in the following ways: ★ Vine dragons (green) entangle a player’s dragon. ★ Water dragons (blue) expel a player’s dragon off the board, back to their holding tray. ★ Fire dragons (red) destroy a player’s dragon, removing it entirely from play.
Victory is gained when a player manages to destroy all of one type of the opposition's dragons or knocks all the opposition’s dragons off the board so that none remain in play.