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A Summary of The Game Go

A Summary of the Game Go

It is a traditional strategy game that has since been rooted into the culture of not just China and Japan, but also Korea to Tibet over centuries. In recent years, Go has started to make its way across the entire world including Europe and even America as far as competitive sport goes.

UFO Catchers in Japan

Crane games are very popular in Japan. They are called UFO catchers and are usually located in arcades and amusement parks with different kinds of prizes. And no, they are not actual UFO, as in space ships, but they are much fun.

Let's Play Shiritori (or Word Chains)

Let's play a word game. I'll start with the name of a place, like a city, state, province, or country, and you tell me the name of a different place that starts with the last letter of the city I mentioned. For example, if I say Rome, you might say Ethiopia. Which would mean I need to say someplace that starts with A. So, I'll use Aichi, which is a prefecture here in Japan. Then you start with I and so on and so forth.

Acchi, Muite, Hoi: The New Japanese Children's Game

Rock-paper-scissors is, hands down, the most popular game among Japanese school children. But even the most interesting game in the world can grow stale after a thousand hands or more. When this happens, the only thing to do is to iterate the game. Which brings us to acchi muite hoi!

Playing Karuta in Japan

Do you love playing cards with your friends or family members? In Japan, they love to play Karuta with their friends. “Karuta” is from Portuguese “Carta”, which means “Card”. Let’s know more about what kind of game is it, and how to play it then!

Kobe's Game Market 2016

This year’s spring Game Market was held in Kobe at the Port Liner’s Convention Center. On February 21st, board game and card game enthusiasts lined up early to get their hands on the newest and most popular games.

Japanese New Year's decorations and crowds before a temple

New Year's Cards: Karuta and Hanafuda

For many families, the bonding and togtherness aspects of New Year’s culminate in gathering around the kotatsu, a low, heated table, watching t.v., eating, drinking, and playing games. The two most common, and perhaps most traditional games are Karuta and Hanafuda.

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