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The last Mahjong game released on the N64 console, and this one has quite a nice presentation, with 3D graphics and your opponents standing around a table. It features a cast of characters to play against and a campaign mode to work through…

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A Shogi game for the Aleck 64 arcade system. In this, you challenge the computer in a shogi match. When it is your turn, a timer counts down – run out and you need to pay another credit. If you lose a match,…

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There’s no good way to translate “Goemon Mononoke Sugoruku”. Mononoke are a kind of vengeful spirit, but can also be a term for a shapeshifting creature while Sugoruku refers to one of two board games, in this case a very simple roll and…

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Monopoly is an atrocious board game. I’ve played many, many board games and none are as horrible as Monopoly is. Most of the game is just autopilot – roll dice, move, do the obvious action (buy property/pay rent). The only actual choices are…

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The translation of the title is a tricky one. Tsuwamono (ツワモノ) strictly translates to “soldier” but from what I can tell, it’s also slang that in this context means something like a “strong or stubborn player”. Anyway, this is another Mahjong game on…

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Nintendo have a long history with Hanafua – they produced cards long, long before video games existed. While it doesn’t directly link to this game, it’s still worth noting. I have my own deck of Nintendo Hanafuda cards and they look lovely, even…

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Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (or Rugrats: Treasure Hunt) is a simplified clone of another N64 board game – but it’s not Mario Party. Bizarrely, this is heavily based on the Japan-only Detective Club 64 [Kira to Kaiketsu! 64 Tanteidan]. It features three modes, two…

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A mahjong game for the Aleck 64 arcade system. This is part of a series that started in 1987 and is still getting the occasional release – including a recent compilation on Switch of most of the numbered titles (so not including this…

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The “classic” board game The Game of Life is very popular in Japan. The board game is incredibly basic as you roll, move and do what the square you land on says, with the biggest choice you get to make is choosing what…

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I’m not sure what it is about developers of Pachinko games, but none of them seem to quite know what humans look like. Even though this is a completely different development team and publisher, the receptionist’s head is way too small and placed…

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