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Alex Singh
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I'll be visiting Seoul in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone know of any board games that I should look out for that are hard to get in the US. I have King's Pouch and PatcHistory already and I'd like to add some more. Thanks for the help!

Bonus question: Is a Visa credit card accepted in most places in Korea?
 
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Curt Carpenter
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singhalex wrote:
I'll be visiting Seoul in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone know of any board games that I should look out for that are hard to get in the US.

Lectio (previous known as Lexio)

singhalex wrote:
Is a Visa credit card accepted in most places in Korea?

Yes.
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Winner's Circle

Not a Korean game...but a Korean reprint.

Supposed to see wider distribution, but if it is important for you to get one...


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Daniel Black
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I can't think of anything contemporary, but if you're interested in a traditional game, you could pick up a copy of Yut Nori (윷놀이). In the same vein, you could probably also get a nice version of Go (바둑) when you're here.

If you find yourself in the Mapo area (roughly around Hongik University Station) you could browse some of the board game shops and cafes. Dive Dice and Boardpia both have good selections and occasionally good prices too - some Korean reprints are actually cheaper than the original versions.
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Thanks for the the replies! I will be on the lookout for them. Thanks again.
 
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Dan Black wrote:
you could pick up a copy of Yut Nori (윷놀이).

Just so the OP knows what this is, it's a team-based Parcheesi style game. And rather than simply using dice, you throw up big sticks, which have 2 sides each. There are actually rules for valid and invalid throws, so it's part dexterity game. In my experience it's basically a drinking game that people play on holidays. If anyone cares, you can also get it (a cheap one at least) on Amazon.com for $14. Admittedly nicer ones will have a roll-up canvas board. Another traditional game (which you can also get on Amazon for $9) is Hwatu.

I personally wouldn't recommend either of these unless you have a particular interest in Korean culture games.
 
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curtc wrote:
Dan Black wrote:
you could pick up a copy of Yut Nori (윷놀이).

Just so the OP knows what this is, it's a team-based Parcheesi style game. And rather than simply using dice, you throw up big sticks, which have 2 sides each. There are actually rules for valid and invalid throws, so it's part dexterity game. In my experience it's basically a drinking game that people play on holidays. If anyone cares, you can also get it (a cheap one at least) on Amazon.com for $14. Admittedly nicer ones will have a roll-up canvas board. Another traditional game (which you can also get on Amazon for $9) is Hwatu.

I personally wouldn't recommend either of these unless you have a particular interest in Korean culture games.


Sounds like a game I saw played in India. They were using stones. Thanks for the info.
 
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