In Japan's Imperial Garden, courtly manners and natural beauty veil a dark political conspiracy among two influential clans. On each turn, players replace a garden tile with one of their clan tokens. The next player can only exchange a token for a garden tile that has an element in common with the previously chosen tile. The first to position their clan in a row, square, or blockade will win control of the garden - and power at court! A simple yet sophisticated strategy game, Niya captivates players young and old.