Be prepared for a complex battle of wits as you take on opponents in some of the toughest card and board games in the world. "The Oriental Mind Games Pack" contains all you need to get to grips with five centuries-old versions of chess and poker and their many variants. Played by ancient emperors and mighty warriors in the Far East and Asia, these are not games involving luck or chance - instead, they call on clever strategic planning in order to outmanoeuvre the opposition. Learn how to play Chinese Chess, a game often quoted as being the most popular board game in the world, Hanafuda, a challenging Japanese card game, the chess-type game of Shogi from Japan, or Chaturanga, one of the oldest known versions of chess. The pack comes with full instructions on how to play these and more and is ideal for families, providing people of many ages with endless hours of exciting entertainment. "The Oriental Mind Games Pack" contains all the boards, playing pieces and accessories needed to play the games featured - Chinese Chess, Hanafuda, Shogi, and Chaturanga, plus many variants. The accompanying 128-page book includes full instructions on how to play the games, with strategy hints and tips on how to improve your game. It also includes information on the games' history and origins.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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