The countries of Asia, particularly China, Korea, and Japan, have a rich tradition of board games. Their heritage is especially rich with abstract board games, where ancient games such as "Go", "Shogi", and "Xiangqi" are treasured for their beauty and strategic depth. "Mah Jongg" is another Asian favorite, played by all ages as a social family game.
Featured Asian Board Games
- Gang of Four
Gang of Four is an exciting game of cunning, strategy and power! Originating in the gambling backstreets of Hong Kong, Gang of Four is the most popular card game to emerge from Asia in decades. Filled with an endless variety of strategies and tactics, Gang of Four is fun, entertaining and full of surprises, yet is simple to learn and play. The game's premise is simple - be the first to rid yourself of all your cards and ascend to supreme power. But beware - a strategic misstep may find you in a struggle to survive. Gang of Four is terrific fun for adults and children and is a highly addictive card game for your family or friends.
- River Dragons
River Dragons is a fun game for the whole family. In the Mekong delta, the bravest young people face each other in a famous contest where they have to cross the river by building bridges with planks and stones. To arrive safely on the opposite bank, care will have to be taken by avoiding your opponents and those pesky dragons. You want to move your pawn over a system of bridge-like planks to the other side of the board. An easy task! Or at least it would be if everyone were working together, but alas you're not. Instead you're all working on your own right next to one another, each convinced that your way is best.
In Tsuro, build your own path without your opponents steering you in the wrong direction - or off the board! Tsuro is the quick-playing game in which directions can change as easily as the game plays. The rules are simple - you place your stones, select your tiles, and attempt to build a safe path for your journey. The Paths of other players cross and connect, so the choices you make affect all the journeys across the board. Stay on the right path - your journey begins here!
Set in medieval Japan, this strategy game players attempt to curry favor with the new Shogun and earn Prestige Points by completing missions. Will you find eternal glory, or painful disgrace? In the strategy game Yedo players assume the roles of Clan Elders in the city of Edo during the early years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The object of the game is to amass Prestige Points mainly by completing missions. To do so players must gather the necessary assets and -- most importantly -- outfox their opponents and prevent them from completing their missions. It's all up to you ... but be careful to make the right choices for in Yedo eternal glory and painful disgrace are two sides of the same coin!