Japanese Battle Pencils

Battle PencilsI love games, especially simple ones, so I think this game is really cool. Via bOING bOING comes word of a game played by Japanese school children with specially marked pencils called ‘enpitsu’, or Battle Pencils. These are normal six-sided pencils with special instructions printed on each side. Each also defines a character with its own number of hit points and special abilities. 2-4 players can play, rolling the pencils like dice. A game typically lasts only a few minutes, so it can be fit into recess. Some pencils even have special caps or erasers that aid a character in battle. According to a commenter’s post on the Japanese site, apparently these have been around for several years. Why haven’t we seen something like this on our side of the Big Pond?

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