Japanese games with English translations available
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Pretty much what the title says. I have a lot of Japanese boardgames, so here's yet another list of mine related to them.
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1. Board Game: Mobile Suit Gundam: New Type [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Newtype. Hex-based 2 player wargame based off the anime.
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2. Board Game: Monster Maker [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:11188]
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Monster Maker. This translation submitted by myself, and is where I got my avatar pic from ^_^
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3. Board Game: Monster Maker 2: Dragonbuster [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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2nd in the long running series of Monster Maker card games.
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4. Board Game: Magic Master [Average Rating:6.42 Unranked]
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..and one of the spinoffs of Monster Maker was translated too. So that makes 3 Monster Maker games translated, umm.. 15+ left to go...
 
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5. Board Game: Mermaid Rain [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:4409]
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I've played this one a lot compared to most games; it still remains fun.
 
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6. Board Game: S.F.3.D II Operation Faserei [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
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Unfortunately on this one, the translations are mostly incomplete and the most complete ones seem to have a few chapters done by 'translation software' and leave a bit to be desired. Also, due to a screw up on Hobby Japan's part, where an example from the original game was used in the instructions even though the game mechanics changed, there was an error that was carried through all of the translation and translated charts. The game does *not* multiply the two dice anymore to get results, they are added (It was a major change since the first).

Other that that error, its a good translation; far better than the 20th century imports/quarterdeck translation that isn't even the same game.
 
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7. Board Game: Saga [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:5512]
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An UNO-like card game with pretty illustrations. Though it contains lots of lucky component, the different functions of the cards make it an acceptable fast-pace filler game. The original game is Japanese, but English and German rules with card summaries were available on its official site. Traditional Chinese ones are also availble on BGG.
 
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8. Board Game: Hexcite [Average Rating:5.54 Unranked]
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Abtract game with really cool bits.
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9. Board Game: Masquerade [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:5680]
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Masquerade is from the same producers who did "Saga"!
A very nice Cardgame that offers a complex gameplay! I like it very much. Just read my review!
 
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10. Board Game: Silk Road [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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A commodity trading in eastern asia game from 1985.
 
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11. Board Game: Iraq War 2003 [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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A bigger project than expected, but my translation of Iraq War 2003 is now available for download.
 
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12. Board Game: Gateball? [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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Nice light, quick fun.
 
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13. Board Game: Red Sun Black Cross [Average Rating:5.82 Unranked]
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Nice translation of the Ad Technos alternate reality wargame.
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14. Board Game: Tekeli-li [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:10100]
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A newest Anti-Trick-taking game from Japan.
themed Cthulhu.

Excinting and screaming!
 
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15. Board Game: Trouble School [Average Rating:5.05 Unranked]
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Follow the leading suit of trouble cards.
If you cannot to do, you must take all cards.

Easy fast-playing cardgame.
Graphic is very cute.
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16. Board Game: Witch of Elsmea [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
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Elements(clear colored beads) collecting and fusing boardgame.

To do so, travel all through Elsmea and advance your witch's skills.

High quality illustrations.
 
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17. Board Game: Stack Market [Average Rating:5.50 Overall Rank:12397]
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Managing and investing risky companies.
Fall rival's company.
Build up your company!
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18. Board Game: Regista [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:9970]
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19. Board Game: Kenshin vs Shingen: Battle of Kawanakajima [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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One of three games from Arclight made in 2005. This one covers the clash between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin. Nice, quiock game, takes about an hour to play.
 
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20. Board Game: Hundred Days Campaign [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Another quick/light wargame (1-2 hours), this one covers Napoleon at Waterloo.
 
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21. Board Game: Mergers & Acquistions: The Hostile Takeover Game [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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A 3-5 player game where players secretly buy shares, hoping to end up controlling the most (and highest value) companies. Players start with the same amount of money, so the trick is trying to have enough invested to get control of more than one company (but its tough when you don't know exactly how much everyone else invested in it).
 
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22. Board Game: Conquerors of Eastern Japan [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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A 2-6 player game set in feudal Eastern Japan(2-12 players if combined with 'Heroes of Western Japan').

Meant to appeal to fans of the many feudal multiplayer games that came out in the 80s in Japan and of 'eurogame' fans wanting something quicker.

It ends up playing like a fast-paced 'History of the World'. Not in the 'multiple epoch' sense (the game does not cover multiple eras), but in the sense that attacks are done by 'expanding out' and attacking adjacent territories with newly hired units, and a placed unit is never actually moved (Sorry, got lazy and partially posted part of my description from the game entry..)
 
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23. Board Game: Meikyu Kingdom Card Game: Make You Conquest [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:11129]
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Simple 'take that!' type multiplayer card game where each player tries to build 10 points worth of 'facilities' (as in areas).

The game includes an English translation, which, while it isn't the best English, isn't too hard to muddle through.
 
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24. Board Game: War For the Motherland [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:9435]
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2nd edition of a game which, while designed by a Japanese person, was originally released in USA...Then got this 2nd edition in Japan only.. and is now being remade again into a 3rd edition for the USA (as 'Red Star Rising').
 
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25. Board Game: Paulus 6th Army [Average Rating:6.69 Unranked]
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Detailed wargame based off of WW2 Stalingrad.
 
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