San Guo Sha (Simplified Chinese:三国杀) is a Chinese board game set in the Three Kingdoms period of China. The rules of San Guo Sha follow the rules of Bang! which is a world-famous card game.
The Three Kingdoms period was a period in Chinese history, part of an era of disunity called the "Six Dynasties" following immediately the loss of de facto power of the Han Dynasty rulers...
The Three Kingdoms were Wei (魏), Shu (蜀), and Wu (吳). The term "Three Kingdoms" itself is something of a mistranslation, since each state was eventually headed not by kings, but by an emperor who claimed legitimate succession from the Han Dynasty. Although the translation "Three Empires" is more contextually accurate, the term "Three Kingdoms" has become standard among sinologists.