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Japanese Board Games?

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Japanese Board Games?
Are there any games in Japan that are similar to APBA or Strat-o-Matic?
Re: Japanese Board Games?
[ Author: Deanna | Posted: Oct 30, 2010 4:28 PM | NIP Fan ]

You know, there definitely are, but I don't know that much about them, sadly. I've seen people play them from time to time in various baseball-related settings.

A few years ago I was at Hichori Morimoto's parents' yakiniku restaurant and a whole bunch of guys were playing this Strat-o-matic-like game with dice and cards and all kinds of stuff, and they even had a big game board they set up with players on it. I have a photo of it at the bottom of this blog entry. I'm not sure if the board was something homegrown or something from a real game, though.
Re: Japanese Board Games?
[ Author: Rocksfan | Posted: Nov 1, 2010 10:25 PM | CHU Fan ]

The Takara corporation used to produce sets of baseball cards that could be used in a board game that used dice to determine the outcome. I wrote a blog entry about it here.

I don't know for sure, but I don't think the collectible card games that Konami and others put out currently are modeled on real baseball.

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