Japanese and other Asian Games


Japanese chess for two contestants on a nine-by-nine board using 40 five-cornered wooden chequers identified by Chinese characters.
Further Chess Variants: Japanese Shogi Variants, Thai Chess (Makruk), Chinese Chess (Xiang-Qi; "elephant game") and Korean Chess (Jang-Ki).


Japanese "floral card game" for three to four hands with 48 cards that are relatively thick and small (1 * 33 * 54 mm) and feature images in the style of woodblock prints of plants, flowers and animals.


Chinese "sparrow game" to be used for four players as a parlour game or as solitaire, with 144 ivory-like tiles bearing various designs of winds, seasons, flowers and symbols.

Bernhard Haug

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