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The Game Sugoroku: New Year’s Japanese Board Games

Sugoroku is a Japanese board game which has become a tradition for kids to play during the New Year’s Day. Usually children’s magazines would include additions to the game in their January issues. The history of Sugoroku can be traced back to the 12th century. In the 17th century, e-sugoroku (“e” meaning picture) which is…

All About the Japanese Chess, Shogi! And an Easier Version of the Game?

Do you know that the Western chess has a cousin in Japan? It is called “shogi(将棋)” and has since been attracting many foreign people into taking the challenge and playing the game. Other than being called the Japanese chess, it is also known as the Generals’ Game. It is popular for its “drop rule” which…

Take a Look at These Ancient Board Games Loved By Japan That You Ought to Know About!

Board games are nothing but ‘table-top’ games which are usually played according to a set of rules. They have been in many cultures and societies for centuries. There are different kinds of board games originating in different countries – the Chinese have ‘go’ and ‘liubo’; the Aztecs have ‘patolli’ and so on. There are two…

4 Board Games That Take You Straight To Japan!

Sadly, not everyone can make the journey all the way to Japan, but never fear! There are a number of tabletop games you can buy that will instantly make you feel like you are there. From cute sushi card games to Edo Period artistic games – there really is something for everyone! Tokaido Tokaido is…

Game Bar Gluck: A New Place In Tokyo to Relax and Play Board Games After Work!

Looking for a place to spend a little time after work with friends to loosen up and de-stress? Sometimes, the usual izakaya is not what people want to look for. For some, there are different ways to have fun and to spend time instead. And recently, this place has been getting jam-packed with visitors. photo-ac.com…