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Are There Any Anime About Board Games?

We all know Japanese people are very interested in games. Whether outdoor or indoor games, anime has also taken inspiration from games. There are many anime whose central plot is all about board games. We will examine some of the best and most exciting anime about board games.

Board games are fun, give you a strong mental boost, and help improve your thinking power. Unfortunately, this is a very underrated theme that has yet to be discovered by the audience. We have compiled a list of anime based on board games.

Are There Any Anime About Board Games?

10) Saki Biyori


NameSaki Biyorii
Number of Episodes12
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Saki Biyori is an anime adapted from a manga series written and illustrated by Saya Kiyoshi. The plot is depicted as two pros in a board game face and meets each other at the family restaurant.

Soon, the captains of the four teams prepare for a joint training camp. Ikeda keeps her little sister busy so that she can enjoy the training camp. The Tsuruga teams join an unexpected trip where nothing is planned. Ryuumonbuchi celebrates Koromo’s birthday.

9) Shogi Hour

Shogi Hour

NameShogi Hour
Number of Episodes1
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Shogi Hour is a 1-episode parody anime based on the famous Japanese board game Shogi. Shogi, also known as Japanese chess, is a strategy board game for two players with a setup time of 2 minutes.

The anime is a parody of the real-life event. 55 AJN Trophy TV Shoji Tournament Mr.Yamada versus Mr.Roboco.

8) Saki


NameSaki: The Episodes of side A specials
Number of Episodes4
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Saki The Episodes of Side Specials are the special episodes after the main series. The Special Episodes are like Behind the Scenes, which show unseen details and events before their journey in the national and competitive Mahjong tournament.

The episodes provide detailed details of the characters. It also highlights the unique details of each character.

7) Weiß Survive R

Weiß Survive R

NameWeiß Survive
Number of Episodes12
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Kenji Seto directed Weiß Survive. Web Survive R is the second season, which is the sequel to the anime Weiß Survive. Weiß Survive is an anime adapted from a manga. The anime’s plot is exciting and based on the Weiss Schwarz card game.

The anime consists of 12 episodes. This makes anime even better, as the anime won’t feel slow and will surely fulfill your expectations. Each episode is 50 minutes long. If you like card anime, you will surely love the anime.

6) Akagi


Number of Episodes26
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

You must have heard about the well-known anime Akagi if you watch anime games. The anime is filled with a competitive world, which gives us a lot of motivation. The story is about a boy named Shigeru Akagi, who is very good at the well-known game of mahjong.

There is a perfect team, yakuza, whose members are outstanding at games, but our MC, Shigeru Akagi, defeats them in versus at just 13.

5) Legendary Gambler Tetsuya

Legendary Gambler Tetsuya

NameLegendary  Gambler Tetsuya
Number of Episodes24
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Legendary  Gambler Tetsuya is a Japanese gambling anime series adapted from the manga. The story revolves around the main character, Tetsuya Asada, a 15-year-old teenager. The event occurs when Japan loses the war and is miserable—Tetsuya manages to get a job and gamble.

It is a fascinating and unique series that should be on your watchlist. The plot twist in the story is amazing, and the characters are very well-written.

4) Shion on Oh

Shion on Oh

Name Shion on Oh
Number of Episodes26
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Shion on Oh is an anime series adapted from a manga. It’s about a young junior schoolgirl named Shion Yasuoka who saw her parents being murdered as a child, so it was very traumatizing for her to lose her parents as a young child.

The anime’s whole event is based on the board game Shogi. At the time of the murder, Shion Yasuoka witnessed something surprising. She saw the killer take the king piece from her father’s shogi board, so Shion Yasuoka thought the murderer could be shogi.

Player. Later, Shion Yasuoka gets adopted by her neighbors, Shion Yasuoka and the Yasuoka Family. Shion Yasuoka takes up the game herself to find out who the murderer is.

3) March Comes In Like a Lion

March Comes In Like a Lion

NameMarch Comes In Like a Lion
Number of Episodes22
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

March Comes In Like a Lion is a peaceful anime that revolves around the life of Rei Kiriyama, an introvert and professional shogi player eager to get better at shogi.

Later in the series, Rei meets with the professional shogi player Harunobu Nikaidō, holding his mail. The mail contains details about an upcoming shogi match, and Harunobu Nikaidō wants to deliver the mail personally to maintain a friendly rivalry among them.

Rei competes against many good players. Despite his mistakes, he keeps learning and improving, becoming a better shogi player. Overall, I liked the anime. The concept is not very new but exciting. The first season consisted of only 22 episodes, but you may feel the anime getting slow in some episodes.

2) Hikaru on Go

Hikaru on Go

NameHikaru on Go
Number of Episodes75
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Hikaru on Go is a Japanese anime series based on the board game Go. It is a big anime that consists of a total of 75 episodes. The story revolves around MC Hikaru, who finds out about a Go board that belongs to his grandfather.

Later in the series, it is shown that the board is haunted by a ghost named Sai. I like this anime, as it is a new concept in the horror genre. I recommend you watch this anime.

1) Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku

NameMudazumo Naki Kaikaku
Number of Episodes3
Where to Watch Crunchyroll, Funimation

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku is a short anime consisting of three episodes. But the moral of the anime is very. Deep. An anime adaptation of the manga series was released in February 2016 as an original video anime.

The story is about international diplomacy, which is being settled on the Mahjong table. The Anime is a parody of real-life politicians depicted as masters of mahjong.


All the above anime mentioned from our side are worth watching. If you are very much into board anime, try one of them. You will experience something you have never watched before.

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