Kanban EV review

Kanban EV Board Game Review


Name: Kanban EV

BGG Weight: 4.32 / 5

Year Published: 2021

Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games

Designer: Vital Lacerda

Number of Players: 1-4

Playing Time: 120-180 minutes

Game Category/Theme: Economic, Industry, Transportation

Board Game Mechanics: Action Points, Hand Management, Variable Phase Order, Worker Placement



Strategy: 8.2

Complexity: 8.6

Player Interaction: 6.9

Replayability: 9.1

Game Rating: 8.7

Cost: 7.0



Weight Rating: (8.6 + 8.2) = 16.8

Playability Rating: [(9.1 + 6.9 + 8.7) – 8.6] = 16.1

Play Rating Score: (16.8 + 16.1) x 2 = 65.8

Value Rating: 65.8 / 7.0 = 9.4

Final Score Rating: 65.8 + 9.4 = 75.20



Kanban EV is an economic board game that simulates the management of a production line in an electric vehicle factory. Players take on the role of managers and compete to make their production lines more efficient and gain the most recognition from the board of directors. The game offers a challenging and deep strategic experience that requires players to carefully manage their resources, plan their actions, and optimize their workflows.

The game offers multiple paths to victory, including delivering cars, gaining expertise, and impressing the board of directors, which adds to its replayability. The game also offers several different levels of difficulty and player count modes, making it accessible to a variety of players.

One downside of the game is that it can be quite complex, with a lot of rules and mechanics to learn. Additionally, the game can feel a bit solitaire at times, with players working on their own production lines and only occasionally interacting with each other.

Overall, Kanban EV is a well-designed and engaging game that is recommended for fans of deep strategy games.  Kanban EV offers solo play and does not offer cooperative play.


Other games that may appeal to someone who liked Kanban EV are:

  1. Food Chain Magnate – a heavy strategy game about building a fast-food empire.
  2. Brass: Birmingham – a strategy game about building an industrial network in 19th century England.
  3. The Gallerist – a strategy game about running an art gallery and managing artists.
  4. Arkwright – a strategy game about running a textile factory in the Industrial Revolution.
  5. Great Western Trail – a strategy game about driving cattle from Texas to Kansas City.
  6. Lisboa – a strategy game about rebuilding the city after a devastating earthquake.
  7. Pipeline – a strategy game about building and optimizing an oil refinery.
  8. Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization – a civilization-building strategy game.
  9. A Feast for Odin – a strategy game about Viking exploration and settlement.
  10. Terra Mystica – a strategy game about expanding and developing a fantasy civilization.

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