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List of Japanese board games
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List of Japanese board games

This is a list of Japanese board games.

Name of the game Short description Western equivalent
Go Territory-surrounding game with stones None
Go-moku Object is to get 5 stones in a row
Played on same board as go but is an entirely different game
Pente;
distant relative of tic-tac-toe
Renju Really just an advanced form of go-moku Pente;
distant relative of tic-tac-toe
Shogi Played on a 9x9 board;
can use captured pieces against opponent
Chess
Sugoroku (one type) Race game Backgammon
Sugoroku (another type) Race game Snakes and Ladders