"Koreans are never bored with board games" Customs & Oddities Tip by iwys

Customs & Oddities, Seoul: 50 reviews and 82 photos

by iwys

Koreans, especially older people, love board games. There is even one TV channel devoted to possibly the most complicated board game in the world: Go, known in Korean as Paduk.

Yunoni, the game shown in the picture, is simpler and played by all Koreans, especially during the New Year holiday. It involves throwing four sticks down to determine how many squares you can move your piece around the perimeter of the board. It's a bit like a cross between Snakes and Ladders and Backgammon.

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  • Written Mar 31, 2005
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