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Hanafuda - Wikipedia
"Each time gambling with a card deck of a particular design became too popular, the government banned those cards, which then prompted the creation of new ones. [...] Because hanafuda cards do not have numbers (the main purpose is to associate images) and the long length to complete a game, it has a partially limited use for gambling."
japan  cards  games  history  law 
november 2016 by kevan
The Japanese Super Safe Wii Safety Manual - Kotaku
"From hitting your friend in the face to throwing your Wii away with burnable trash, Nintendo Co., Ltd. has you covered."
signs  japan  games  design 
december 2006 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Bank puts the 'fun' into 'funds'
"Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is introducing fruitmachine-style games of chance which run while the ATM processes its more mundane transactions. Get three sevens, and your withdrawal fee is waived; three golds promise a jackpot of 1,000 yen (£5; $9)."
games  money  random  technology  japan 
july 2005 by kevan
Zen Puzzle Garden: The Japanese Rock Garden Game
Relaxing and infuriating Ricochet-Robot-style surface-covering; download for PC or Mac. "The monk can not walk over sand he has already raked, so be careful not to rake yourself into a corner!"
games  religion  puzzles  download  stone  japan 
february 2005 by kevan : ZOO KEEPER
Mad-Japanese animal-themed block-matching game.
flash  games  japan 
may 2004 by kevan

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