SHOBU is made of beautiful, natural elements, wood boards, a cotton rope divider and tumbled river stones as playing pieces, giving it incredible
Instantly familiar, yet wholly unique unto its own, SHOBU feels like a game that has stood the test of time. The rules are amazingly simple and can be learned in moments, yet halfway through your first game, you realize the game has a depth and spatial challenge similar to 3-D chess. Simply brilliant.
On your turn:
- Move one of your stones up to two spaces in any direction, including diagonally.
- Match that move with another of your stones on the opposite color board – and push an opponent’s stone off the board's edge.
- Remove all four of your opponent's stones from any ONE board to win.
Mechanics include: Grid Movement, Slide/Push and Square Grid
Recommended Age: 8+
Playtime in minutes: 15-30