SHŌBU is a highly rated quick 2 player game for ages 8 and above that takes around 30 minutes to play. It is also ranked as one of the best abstract games on Board Game Geek.

SHOBU is a beautifully crafted abstract strategy game for 2 players. The game features 4 square wood boards (2 of each color) and 16 natural river stones for each player, in two colors, with a rope dividing the play area in half.

Availability: Out of stock SKU: 1005SND Categories: , , , ,

Join the waitlist to be emailed when this product becomes available

Sold By: Bored Game Company


Your turn is in two parts. First, a player may move one of their stones up to two spaces in any direction, including diagonally, in what is called a passive (or set up) move. Second, they take a more aggressive move, which must be the same direction and number of spaces as the first move. It is this second move that allows you to push stones across the board – or off the board’s edge. Remove all four of your opponent’s stones from just one of the four boards to win.
SHOBU evokes the feeling of GO or CHESS but provides its own unique challenge. It feels immediately familiar and yet is wholly distinct and engaging.

Additional information

Weight 1.17 kg
Average Playtime

Minimum Playtime


Maximum Playtime


Minimum Players


Maximum Players


Year Published





There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “SHŌBU”

Featured Products

Latest Products

You've just added this product to the cart: