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From multiplayer wargames like Shogun to euros like Samurai, the Japanese have provided us with plenty of source material for prime gaming fun. Here are a few of the Guru's favourites.

7 Ronin 7 Ronin
Play as the 7 Ronin (masterless ninjas) defending a village or the attacking force. Each side has special abilities to aid them in there quest, can you hold out in defence or take enough of the village to force a surrender?
A Most Dangerous Time : Japan in Chaos 1570 - 1584 A Most Dangerous Time : Japan in Chaos 1570 - 1584
Hailed as a masterpiece of war game design, MMP have re-printed Tetsuya Nakamura's classic take on Japan's most troubled period of history.
Age of War Age of War
A quick dice rolling conquering game set in medieval Japan, take over castles and unite clans to increase your power base.
Combat Commander  : Pacific Combat Commander : Pacific
GMT's tactical level game of World War Two in the Pacific and Asian Theater.
Crows Overkill Crows Overkill
Prevent the birds from crying and be the last one remaining in this quick play card game.
Empire of the Sun (Second Edition) Empire of the Sun (Second Edition)
The Pacific War, from the master of Card Driven Wargames Mark Herman. 2015 2nd Edition.
Hanamikoji Hanamikoji
In Hanamikoji, two players compete to earn the favors of the seven geisha masters by collecting the performance items with which they excel. With careful speculation and sometimes a few bold moves, you may earn the essential items by giving away the less critical ones. Can you outsmart your opponent and win the most favors of the geisha?
Honshu Honshu
Honshu is a trick-taking, map-building card game set in feudal Japan. Players are lords and ladies of noble houses seeking new lands and opportunities for fame and fortune.
Japanese style board game: Master the art of trade on the streets of ancient Japan.
Kanagawa Kanagawa
1840: In Kanagawa, the great bay of Tokyo, the Master Hokusai decided to open a painting school to share his art with his disciples.
Karesansui Karesansui
As Zen Monastery Initiates (Second Grade) , it will be your great honor to tend the Masters’ rock gardens.
Kenjin Kenjin
Kenjin is a quick and subtle card game of bluffing and tactics in feudal Japan. Release Date : Spring 2017; Please sign-up below to automatically receive an email when this title is available.
King of Tokyo 2016 Edition King of Tokyo 2016 Edition
On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift with a new version, entirely redone by a group of artists led by Regis Torres. In addition to these exclusive illustrations, this new version will have a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer, as well as two new monsters: Space Penguin and Cyber Kitty.
King of Tokyo : Halloween King of Tokyo : Halloween
Two new monsters with all the cards needed to play with either King of Tokyo or King of Tokyo : Power Up! Can you rule, or will be the most infamous monster in the graveyard?
King of Tokyo : Power Up! (revised) King of Tokyo : Power Up! (revised)
Richard Garfield strikes again with this first expansion for King of Tokyo! New Monster Powers and fear the slap of the terrible Pandakaï!
Kodama : The Tree Spirits 2nd Edition Kodama : The Tree Spirits 2nd Edition
The forest is growing fast! As caretakers for Kodama, the tree spirits, you must keep the forest a healthy and lush home for your little friends.
Mai-Star Mai-Star
As a geisha, increase you popularity and earn money to attract more guests in yet another unique card game from Japon Brand.
Mottainai Deluxe Mottainai Deluxe
"Mottainai" means "Don't waste", or "Every little thing has a soul". In the game Mottainai, a successor in the Glory to Rome line, you use your cards for many purposes. Each player is a monk in a temple who performs tasks, collects materials, and sells or completes works for visitors. Every card can be each of these three things.
Mottainai Mini Mottainai Mini
"Mottainai" means "Don't waste", or "Every little thing has a soul". In the game Mottainai, a successor in the Glory to Rome line, you use your cards for many purposes. Each player is a monk in a temple who performs tasks, collects materials, and sells or completes works for visitors. Every card can be each of these three things..
Onitama Onitama
Onitama is a two-player, perfect information abstract game with a random starting set-up. On a 5x5 board, both players start with five pawns on their side, with the main pawn in the middle.
Onitama: Sensei’s Path Expansion Onitama: Sensei’s Path Expansion
Onitama Sensei's Path is an elegant and simple expansion for Onitama with 16 new move cards!
Origami Origami
The greatest origami masters face off for the title, using their magic to make origami creations come to life! Can your knowledge of the art of folding paper impress the judges and earn you the title of "Best Origami Artist"?
Samurai Samurai
Reiner Knizia's masterful game of struggle for power in Japan. Simple to learn - rather difficult to master.
Samurai Spirit Samurai Spirit
Samurai Spirit is a co-operative game in which each player is a fierce samurai defending a village surrounded by a horde of bandits. Advance Order.
Samurai Sword Samurai Sword
Bang! with Ninjas.
Samurai Sword : Rising Sun Samurai Sword : Rising Sun
Three teams compete to cast their influence over Japan, the Shogun and his trusted Samurai, the ninjas and the lone Ronin. Which will be the last standing or have the most honour?
Sekigahara : Unification of Japan (Third  Printing) Sekigahara : Unification of Japan (Third Printing)
The battle of Sekigahara, fought in 1600 at a crossroads in Japan, unified that nation under the Tokugawa family for more than 250 years. 2016 Third Edition.
Silent War : Imperial Japanese Navy Silent War : Imperial Japanese Navy
The first expansion pack for Silent War adds every Japanese warship of WW2,
Sushi Dice Sushi Dice
A quick playing dice game where you are out to complete dishes before you opponent does, but the other players still are included and can end a round if each player throws a "Yuck" on the dice. ​
Sushi Go! Sushi Go!
Inspired by 7 Wonders - this snackalicious game requires you to eat your Japanese food with the most panache.
Sushi Go! (Zoch Edition) Sushi Go! (Zoch Edition)
Quick play card game for 3-5 players.
Takenoko Takenoko
Grow bamboo and feed the hungry panda - all in a days work at the imperial court.
Takenoko : Chibis Takenoko : Chibis
Takenoko: Chibis includes a miniature of the female panda, nine different tiles for the baby pandas, six plot tiles, 18 cards, and 17 bamboo pieces.
The Russo- Japanese War , Dawn of the rising sun The Russo- Japanese War , Dawn of the rising sun
Re fight all of the major naval battles of the war of 1905
Tokaido Tokaido
In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan.
Tokaido : Crossroads Tokaido : Crossroads
New features to encounter on your trip across Japan which include gambling rooms!
Tokaido : Matsuri Tokaido : Matsuri
Matsuri is an expansion that will bring new cards and tokens to the game. With this expansion, the players will live the Japanese feasts and festivals. These cards will modify the way each section of the road will be played.
Tokaido Deluxe Edition Tokaido Deluxe Edition
TOKAIDO is a game for 2 to 5 players, with unique atmosphere and aesthetics, in which the players are pilgrims on a journey along the legendary East Sea Road of Japan. Along the way, you will try to collect the most beautiful souvenirs, discover glorious vistas, enjoy enriching encounters, soak in soothing hot springs, sample sumptuous cuisine, and much more!
Warriors of Japan Warriors of Japan
Long considered one of the greatest games to ever be published in Japan, Warriors of Japan will feature much of the same system as we have seen in Warriors of God. The game covers the Nanboku-cho period of Japanese history and simulates one of the most dynamic and important periods in Japanese history.
Yamatai Yamatai
In Yamatai, 2-4 players compete to build palaces, torii, and their own buildings in the land of Yamatai. The game includes ten numbered action tiles, each showing one or more colored ships and with most showing a special action. You shuffle these tiles, place them in a row, then reveal one more than the number of players.