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Board Game
Name
浄土双六
Version Nickname
English/German/Japanese edition 2016
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Year Published
2016
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Dimensions
24.80 x 21.65 x 0.00 inches
Weight
0.44 pounds
Languages
English
German
Japanese
Release Date
Oct 2016
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Release Status
Released
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This is a traditional Japanese game originally produced during the Edo Period (between 1603 and 1868). As with other E-sugoroku games, the original designers' and illustrators' names are lost to history.

This version is themed on the Buddhist tradition of re-incarnation. The players are human souls, wandering through the many Hells, gradually gaining enlightenment through training and meditation, to finally ascend to the place of a Buddha. Game-play is similar to Snakes And Ladders, as the players roll dice (in this edition labelled in Chinese for the numbers 1 to 6).

This edition has been produced by 望月哲史 (Satoshi Mochizuki) for Plenluno (プレンルーノ) and uses the classic artwork and language of the "Sugoroku Ruiju" game held in the collection of the National Museum of Japan in Tokyo, but also updated into modern language. The game is produced as a large sheet poster, with additional playing pieces, and is available at Spiel 2016.

The game is played by 1 to 8 players, aged from 5+ years and takes around 20 minutes to finish. It's a roll-and-move racing game using dice, with mythological and educational themes.

Publisher's summary
江戸時代に遊ばれていた「飛び双六」の現代語訳版です。
日本の東京国立博物館に収蔵されている「双六類聚」を現代語に翻訳しました。
人間界から出発し、地獄を巡り、修業をして悟りを開き、仏になることを目指す双六です。
江戸時代、お寺などで遊ばれていた双六です。
400年以上前のものの復刻版です。
盤面は仏教の死後の世界を表しています。
地獄をさまよったり、修行や瞑想をしたりして、悟りを開いて仏を目指します。
輪廻転生を繰り返し、仏を目指しましょう。

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