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For Two-Player Gaming – SHOBU


SHOBU is a beautifully crafted abstract strategy game for two players. It is made of beautiful, natural elements, wood boards, a cotton rope divider and tumbled river stones as playing pieces, giving it incredible table appeal. 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.

If you enjoy games like chess or Onitama, this is a beautiful game to add to your collection! The rules are quick to learn and summarised on a single page, while still offering depth of strategy. All the components are made from natural materials, which provides an incredibly tactile experience.

If you want to see it in person, ask in store for a look inside the box!

How To Play

  1. ​Move one of your stones up to two spaces in any direction, including diagonally.
  2. ​Match that move with another of your stones on the opposite color board – and push an opponent’s stone off the board’s edge.
  3. ​Remove all four of your opponent’s stones from any ONE board to win.