The History of Japanese Board Gaming

Join a small panel of Japanese board game aficionados and historians as we look back over Japanese board game history…way back! Sure, Japan’s made tons of video game franchises we know and love today, but did you know Nintendo started as a playing card maker? Ever shouted "riichi" at a table of four? We’ll be covering some of the classics (the REAL classics) all the way to some of Japan’s modern board game wonders like Love Letter.


Sara Winters [Masters of Pacific International Affairs, Japan Specialization], Bi Xi [Artist], Patrick Burden [QA Analyst]