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Shiritori
Odori!

A JAPANESE
Word-MATCHING + DANCING PARTY GAME

Square Stage

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"kuma(bear) matches with"maboroshi" (phantom)

How to play

Match the end of the word with the start of another

A
MATCH!

A race to the finish

the first player to get rid of all the cards in their hand through matching wins!

If you can't match the word, draw 2 cards

or create a short dance inspired by the word.

What does a bear dance look like?

What about a bicycle dance?

This game is about letting loose. It will get...silly.

100 cards

200 words!

accessible to beginners

Fast-paced party game

Learn words in a fun & memorable way

2-8 Players

Play time

5-25 minutes

Ages 8 & Up

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Card anatomy

While studying Japanese this past winter, I remembered some of the games I played while living in Japan. Those memories inspired me to create a game that made learning the language fun and accessible for everyone. Thus, in Shiritori Odori, each card has 5 parts:

  1. kanji (漢字) - the adopted Chinese characters used for writing

  2. cool colors :D

  3. furigana - the reading of the kanji in hiragana (a syllabary for Japanese - it's a lettering system)

  4. the English translation

  5. the pronunciation of the word in roman characters

No matter your level, whether you're just starting out with Japanese or a native speaker, you can play the game! 

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other upcoming games

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Like all people studying advanced Japanese, fulfill your dreams of bank robbery with

しりとり罰ゲーム:銀行強盗の

セミフォーマルガイド

In development

Shiritori Batsu Game:

A Semi-formal Guide to Bank Robbery

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Bad Ad

You Laugh You Lose

Through drawing cards and improv players create bad ads! If a player laughs, they buy the product! 

This is an upcoming party game coming out this year, stay tuned!