Nintendo To Release Mahjong Board Game In Stunning Box Set (And Not A Plug In Sight)

Nintendo Are Going Back To Their Roots

It's easy to forget but Nintendo didn't start out making video games - they started making playing cards way back in 1889.

So in a nod to their past they are releasing this gorgeous versions of the ancient strategy game of Mahjong.

Expensive but beautifully made

It will go on sale in Japan at the end of the month for around £125.

An accompanying mat will also be available for a further £32.

Mahjong - which means 'sparrow' -originated in China around 500BC and features tiles adorned with various insignia such as dragons and flowers.

If you fancy learning the rules and having a go you can play for free here.

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