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Shobu Box 3d art



Game Design: Manolis Vranas,
Jamie Sajdak

Photography: Carolyn Taylor


Players: 2

Ages 8 and Up

Time 20 - 30 min


SKU: S&D 1005

Bookland ISBN: 978-0-9746461-5-2 

Retail Price: $29.99


Size: 9.5” x 7” x 2” two-piece box


(4) 5 1/2” etched wood game boards

(16) Black polished river stones

(16) White polished river stones

(1) cotton dividing rope

Beautifully Challenging

SHOBU is a beautifully crafted abstract strategy game for two players.

On your turn:

1. Move one of your stones up to two spaces in any direction, including diagonally.

2. Match that move with another of your stones on the opposite color board – and push an opponent’s stone off the board's edge.

3. Remove all four of your opponent's stones from any ONE board to win.


SHOBU is made of beautiful, natural elements, wood boards, a cotton rope divider and tumbled river stones as playing pieces, giving it incredible
table appeal.


Instantly familiar, yet wholly unique unto its own, SHOBU feels like a game that has

stood the test of time. The rules are amazingly simple and can be learned in

moments, yet halfway through your first game, you realize the game has a

depth and spatial challenge similar to
3-D chess. Simply brilliant.

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