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Shobu Board Game

SND1005 Shobu Board Game published by Smirk and Laughter

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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 opponents 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.


  • 4 x 5 1/2 etched wood game boards
  • 16 Black polished river stones
  • 16 White polished river stones
  • 1 cotton dividing rope
  • No. of Players: 2

    Duration: 20 to 30 minutes

    Min. Age: 8

    Price: £28.99
           (RRP is 34.99)