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Learn Japanese FAST!

Japanese: The Game, the breakaway hit with linguists and Otaku alike, flips the script on traditional language education. Playing the Language teaches you the grammar BEFORE the vocab, giving you a structure on which to hang new words.

The cards in this game have Japanese words on them, along with markings that help you put them together in complete, grammatically correct sentences every time.

  • This game puts the language right in your hands, helping you learn at your own pace.

  • Words and phrases are Japanese Language Proficiency Test aligned (N5), helping you prepare.

  • Use any QR reader to get audio playback of word pronunciation.

  • Core Deck has 108 cards, which is enough for up to 2 players. To accommodate more players, each Expansion provides enough cards for an additional player.

  • Expansion has 54 cards, which is enough to add 1 player to your Core Deck

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For Our Fans Outside the United States

We do not currently sell or ship internationally from our website, but don't fret.  You can still buy Japanese:the Game on Amazon.com

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Buy Japanese: the Game Now!!!

$99.99

Jump into the Japanese language with the Japanese: The Game.  With this package, you get the core deck plus all 5 current expansions, and save more than 15% off the full retail price.  This package includes a total of 378 cards to play with, giving you a healthy vocabulary to start your language learning journey.

This set includes:

1 - Core Deck (108 Cards)
1 - Anime Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Conjugations Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Food Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Salaryman Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Travel Expansion Deck (54 Cards)

$27.99

Jump into the Japanese language with the Japanese: The Game Core deck! Featuring 108 cards, it’s the perfect introduction to the game and everything you need to get playing, including helpful color coded layout cards and basic conjugation cards. Enough for 1 to 2 players, the Core deck supports multiple play styles, from single player to cooperative and competitive play. Settle in and start learning Japanese by playing it!

$17.99

Cheer for the good guys, defeat the bad guys and win the heart of the cute guy in class! This deck features words you’ll commonly hear in Japanese anime, as well as pictures drawn anime style to help you along your path to becoming a Japanese master. A must have for any fan of Japanese anime!

$17.99

Conjugations are different ‘endings’ to a word that changes the feeling of the word it’s tacked on to, making the word more polite, or with a positive or negative connotation, among others. This deck comes with a couple handy conjugations tables, making it easy to identify the kind of conjugation that should be added to a word. Recommended for more advanced Japanese learners, this will definitely add some flair and depth to your next game!

$17.99

Food. Everyone loves food, and when you’re in Japan, there’s no end of things to try! This deck covers everything from different types of food to the words used for cooking. Each card features an image of the food, so even if it’s something you’ve never heard of, you’ll be able to tell what’s on your plate. Dig in!

$17.99

We’ve all been there, dead tired after a long day at work, and the Japanese are no different. An entire culture surrounds the life of your average white-collar worker, and this is a deck that brings some of those concepts into your game. Not only are there words for your typical office work space, but terms for your superiors and fellow co-workers. At least playing with this deck is a lot better than being at the office!

$17.99

Tokyo, Shibuya, Harajuku; oh the places you’ll go. If you want to go to Japan some day, this is the deck for you! This deck features words needed to travel around Japan, as well as important places to know about, such as police boxes and the embassy. Go into Japan armed with this deck, a thirst for adventure, and know that you are well armed to take on a new country!

Buy Japanese: the Game Now!!!

$99.99

Jump into the Japanese language with the Japanese: The Game.  With this package, you get the core deck plus all 5 current expansions, and save more than 15% off the full retail price.  This package includes a total of 378 cards to play with, giving you a healthy vocabulary to start your language learning journey.

This set includes:

1 - Core Deck (108 Cards)
1 - Anime Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Conjugations Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Food Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Salaryman Expansion Deck (54 Cards)
1 - Travel Expansion Deck (54 Cards)

$27.99

Jump into the Japanese language with the Japanese: The Game Core deck! Featuring 108 cards, it’s the perfect introduction to the game and everything you need to get playing, including helpful color coded layout cards and basic conjugation cards. Enough for 1 to 2 players, the Core deck supports multiple play styles, from single player to cooperative and competitive play. Settle in and start learning Japanese by playing it!

$17.99

Cheer for the good guys, defeat the bad guys and win the heart of the cute guy in class! This deck features words you’ll commonly hear in Japanese anime, as well as pictures drawn anime style to help you along your path to becoming a Japanese master. A must have for any fan of Japanese anime!

$17.99

Conjugations are different ‘endings’ to a word that changes the feeling of the word it’s tacked on to, making the word more polite, or with a positive or negative connotation, among others. This deck comes with a couple handy conjugations tables, making it easy to identify the kind of conjugation that should be added to a word. Recommended for more advanced Japanese learners, this will definitely add some flair and depth to your next game!

$17.99

Food. Everyone loves food, and when you’re in Japan, there’s no end of things to try! This deck covers everything from different types of food to the words used for cooking. Each card features an image of the food, so even if it’s something you’ve never heard of, you’ll be able to tell what’s on your plate. Dig in!

$17.99

We’ve all been there, dead tired after a long day at work, and the Japanese are no different. An entire culture surrounds the life of your average white-collar worker, and this is a deck that brings some of those concepts into your game. Not only are there words for your typical office work space, but terms for your superiors and fellow co-workers. At least playing with this deck is a lot better than being at the office!

$17.99

Tokyo, Shibuya, Harajuku; oh the places you’ll go. If you want to go to Japan some day, this is the deck for you! This deck features words needed to travel around Japan, as well as important places to know about, such as police boxes and the embassy. Go into Japan armed with this deck, a thirst for adventure, and know that you are well armed to take on a new country!