The JAPANESE GAME
that’s all about
KANJI puzzle

  

 
 
 
 
 
 

Made in JAPAN 

 

Card Game JAPONICA Series No.1

 
 
 

The JAPANESE GAME that’s all
about KANJI puzzle

 

Card Game JAPONICA 

Series No.1

 

This is the game where you combine “Kanji” cards like puzzle game and complete a “Japanese prefecture name” – 47 in total.

 

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Through playing this game, you get to learn the complex kanji structures. In Japan, this game is enjoyed by both parents and their children.You will also get to learn the location of 47 prefectures in Japan.You will find a large map of Japan on the inner page of this instruction sheet.

 

 
* Since 47 prefectures are divided into Part 1 and Part 2, we recommend you play these parts separately until you get familiar with kanji letters.
 

 

  Complete "京都 (Kyoto)" by using these 3 cards!
 
Complete "大阪 (Osaka)" by using these 3 cards! 

 

Japanese map of Kyoto and Osaka

 

 
Japanese map
 
Complete "秋田 (Akita)" by using these 3 cards!  

 

  

What are the meanings of KANJI letters
used in prefecture names?

 
card of ”山” and ”口”
 

The most used kanji letter/part in 47 Japanese prefecture names is ”山”.

 
Kanji of ”山”(mauntain)
 

”山” means mountainin English.

 
”川” means riverin English.

 
Kanji of ”川”(river)
 
card of ”石” and ”川”

 
”木” means treein English. This letter is not used in prefecture names, but if you arrange 2 of ”木” letters next to each other, another kanji letter ”林” will be formed, which means “woods” in English.
If you arrange 3 of ”木” letters, then another kanji letter ”森” will be formed, which means “forest”.

Kanji of ”山”(mauntain)
 

Every single kanji letter has its own meaning.
What does every single kanji letter that is used in prefecture names mean?
Please refer to this page for the detail.

 

How to play (rules)

This Japanese kanji game is the game where you aim to complete Japanese prefecture names by combining different kanji letters and kanji parts like a puzzle.
There are however 2 different ways to decide the winner of the game: 《1》 “Quickie Rule” that allows a quick gameplay, or 《2》 “Strategic Rule” that requires some strategic thinking.
 

 
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The JAPANESE GAME that's all about KANJI puzzle

 Product information

Japanese Kanji game

 
Game rules 《1and 2are both simple to understand, so that you can enjoy the game with your friends and family right away.But then, for those non-Japanese players, kanji letters may look difficult because they may not be familiar with them.
 
That is why 120 cards in total are divided and packed into 2 different cases, with Part 1 cards and Part 2 cards.
We recommend playing the games by dividing all cards into Part 1 and Part 2 until you get familiar with the kanji letters and parts.
 

 

Purchase information

Japanese Kanji game

 
Card game “The 47 Japanese prefectures” is sold online, so that people who live outside Japan can also purchase it!
 
We will begin our sales on "Amazon.com", and then we will gradually expand the sales area. 
 

  
  Age group: ages 10 and over
 
No. of players: 2 to 4 players
 
Made in JAPAN

 "Card Game JAPONICA" Series

 The 47 Japanese prefectures version

Series 1

The 47 Japanese prefectures version
 Age group: ages 10 and over
 
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 Sengoku busho
version

Series 2 

sengoku-busho
 Age group: ages 12 and over
 
*“Sengoku-busho” means the Japanese generals from Sengoku period (= the Age of Warring State).

 

 Card Game
"Babies?"

Series 3  

Card Game BABIES?
 Age group: ages 8 and over
 
 
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