OVERVIEW: Ancient Korea is known for spectacular and unique games; Yut Nori is the best example of their prowess in game creation! Like all cross and circle race games, your goal is to get all of your pieces around the board before your opponents. However, Yut Nori offers a few twists not seen elsewhere that make the game so much more fun and increase the strategic possibilities. Yut Nori is an addictive racing game and after just one play, you'll understand why it's still one of Korea's most popular party games, even now, over 1500 years after its creation!
ORIGINS: Korea 300CE
AUTHENTICITY: 100% *What we changed: Yut Nori is a well documented game that required no modifications from us!
HISTORY: Yut Nori (also Yut, Nyout, and Yoot) is a racetrack game dating back to the Buyeo kingdom (now Manchuria, North Korea). The exact date it unknown, but it is believed to have originated from this farming community at some point during The Three Kingdoms period. Its name is very literal - "yut" meaning sticks/lots, and "nori" meaning game. Legend states that the game came into being as a representative of the competitive nature of the farmers from Buyeo, with the race symbolizing each farmer's attempt to be the first to raise its animals and get them to market. Yut Nori has become a Korean tradition commonly played as a gambling game and on Korean holidays.
Yut Nori is presented in a suede leather pouch that unfolds to reveal a beautifully etched game board and luxury playing pieces. The rule booklet is made of an extremely durable composite paper laced onto the satin drawstring.
This compact take-anywhere / play-anywhere format ensures that your new game will always be accessible. The natural materials make this game stand out and are sure to be noticed. The patterns and imperfections on each piece and board add beauty and authenticity and also ensure that each copy is unique.
- Durable, Portable, and hand-made in the USA using LASER technology and natural materials
- Includes an 11" suede leather board with satin drawstring cord, attached rule booklet, 4 wood lots, and 16 playing pieces of 4 colors
(colors will vary)