Jishaku: The Magnetic Action Strategy Game

Jishaku: The Magnetic Action Strategy Game

Overview

A multi-player magnetic strategy game.

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Jishaku: The Magnetic Action Strategy Game

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Overview

A multi-player magnetic strategy game.

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Product Details

Jishaku Magnetic Action Strategy Game
by Identity Games Intl.

Jishaku is a portable strategy game similar to chess or checkers, and can be played anywhere. Unlike chess, however, there is an element of unpredictability and surprise, as the magnets can jump out of position without warning. Laughter and sometimes frustration comes next from the players, of which there can be two or more, as they try to not only beat force fields but each other with strategic thinking and careful, precise handling of the magnetic stones.

All magnets have north and south poles, as do the Jishaku magnets. However, the poles on the game magnets aren't marked at all. So you'll have to carefully place your magnet in a hole, while feeling the tug of magnets from across the board. As you progress in skill, you will learn to use the magnetic forces in your favor to repel the magnets closest to the one being placed on the board, without forcing them into other magnets.

Jishaku, the Japanese word for magnet, uses a set of highly polished hematite magnets as the playing pieces. There are several different variations o the game, with the most popular being called "I'm Out", where your goal is to place magnets onto the board without letting them connect. If any of them do during your turn, collect those magnets and add them to your pile. The first person to run out of magnets wins.

Additional Information

SKU

IDG3001

Weight

1.5 lb

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