Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan is a new board game for 2-4 players that puts players at odds in a stealth-based game of cat and mouse as one side attempts ninja crimes and another side vigilantly hunts through shadows in an attempt to protect their master's interests.
From the back:
"The night is quiet, but somewhere in the darkness shadows are moving. A ninja and a double-crossing samurai sneak into the Lion Clan castle, intent on completing their dastardly tasks. Though alert, the Lion guards are as yet unaware that anything is amiss...
This tense standalone game pits Lion Clan samurai guards against a Scorpion Clan ninja and his traitor ally. As the ninja or the traitor, you will use hidden movement to sneak into the castle, eliminate guards, find your mission objective, and escape. As the guards, you will use your wits and superior numbers to thwart the sinister Scorpion.
In this exciting new game set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings, you must use your limited resources, powers of deduction, and a touch of guile to outthink and outmaneuver your opponent. Daring, planning, and a little luck will determine whether you triumph or meet your end on 3 feet of steel."
While this game will obviously bring a lot of interest from fans of the Legends of the Five Rings products, that knowledge is not necessary to enjoy the game. We've all seen movies in which ninjas sneak into fortresses and castles attempting to evade well-trained guards. With this game, you now get to control that action. What more do you need to know?