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Vietnamese board games và tabletop games lớn play with friends

Bonding with friends over a fun board game never gets old, và while the likes of Monopoly or Catung are tried-and-true names that have sầu stood the kiểm tra of time, many Vietnamese talents have also come up with their own board games that can actually give these titans a run for their money.

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So, if you are on the lookout for something different – something with a dash of local flavor perhaps – give these 9 Vietnamese board games và tabletop games a try the next time you hit up a board game café with your friends.

1. Ma đói GrabFood – Vietnamese version of Werewolf

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Werewolf – the popular game where you use deduction and reasoning khổng lồ find the bad guy in your group – should be an all-too-familiar name lớn any board game người, and Ma đói GrabFood is an attempt to give this massively popular game a localized, more down-to-earth makeover. So, instead of villagers fending off werewolves, you’ll be playing average Vietnamese foodies và GrabFood drivers who must unite to lớn survive sầu against the Ma đói (hungry ghosts).

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The rules remain mostly the same: each player is given a secret role with unique abilities. Some become hungry ghosts whose goal is to haunt other players to remove them from the game, while others can possess special traits such as having 2 lives or the ability lớn save another player from being killed by hungry ghosts.


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An illustration of the different types of hungry ghostsImage credit: Grab.com

Each round begins with a night cycle, where everyone closes their eyes & the game master calls on each player khổng lồ persize their respective sầu role without letting others know who they are. Then when day comes, the game master relays the outcome of the actions – such as who gets “murdered” in the game – to everyone, based on which the players must discuss among themselves to find out who the hungry ghosts are.

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The game ends when all the hungry ghosts are found out, or they successfully eliminate the majority of players while remaining undetected.

Since the roles are assigned randomly & no one knows who is who, your best friover in real life could very well be a hungry ghost who wants khổng lồ kill you in-game. As such, you have nothing but your own reasoning to rely on. This is a game that’ll put your xúc tích và ngắn gọn và deduction skills to the chạy thử.

Recommended number of players: 8-10For ages: 15 and abovePrice: VND100,000 (~USD4.30)Difficulty level: Moderate to Hard

2. Bắn Gà Là Tạch – PUBG on the table

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The online first-person shooter game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) took the Internet by storm in 2018 & practically spawned an entire new video clip game genre called battle royale, where 100 players fight on a huge maps lớn become the last man (or woman) standing. Now, Bắn Gà Là Tạch is about as cthua kém as you can get to lớn that in board game form.

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While not quite able to support 100 players, the game can accommodate as many as 9 – which is already a sizable group. And the battle royale spirit is still there: players drop into random locations on the map without knowing each other’s whereabouts. From there, they must roam around to lớn pick up equipment to better prepare themselves for confrontations when they inevitably run inlớn another player.

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Of course, in true battle royale style, the battlefield gets progressively smaller as the game goes on, meaning that before long, there won’t be any place lớn hide and your only chance is to fight và win.

But Bắn Gà Là Tạch also adds a more unique flavor khổng lồ the formula: even if you vì get taken out, it won’t be the end of the line. Instead, you’ll turn into a chicken and can throw eggs at other players lớn mark their locations, allowing others to lớn spot them more easily. This way, even when you no longer have a shot at winning, you can get revenge on the one who eliminated you.

Recommended number of players: 6-8For ages: 16 và abovePrice: VND450,000 (~USD19.34)Difficulty level: Moderate


3. Đồng Hành – travel across Vietphái nam from the comfort of your chair

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Image credit: Đồng hành – trò đùa Việt Nam

The COVID-19 pandemic has spelled the premature demise of many a vacation plan, but with Đồng Hành, we can still reminisce about what it’s like lớn travel.

Playing on a simplified bản đồ of Vietnam giới that features 26 of the country’s biggest provinces and cities, your goal is khổng lồ manage the 3 resources – rice, wood, & iron – that will tư vấn you as you travel to lớn all 26 locations on the maps.

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As everyone shares a common goal, there is no competition between players in Đồng Hành. Instead, the challenge comes from bandits that spawn randomly on the map after each turn, forcing you to lớn spover resources to lớn fkết thúc them off. Of course, moving also consumes resources, so you need khổng lồ plan your route khổng lồ travel far on as few supplies as possible.

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The game also comes with a deck of 26 cards giving you information about the cities & provinces, from their history to signature landmarks & notable delicacies to lớn try.

Recommended number of players: 2-4For ages: 10 & abovePrice: VND450,000 (~USD19.34)Difficulty level: Easy to lớn Moderate

4. Lên Mâm – cooking Vietnamese foods with cards

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After you’ve “traveled” across Vietnam giới with Đồng Hành, it’s time khổng lồ familiarize yourself with the country’s cuisine with Lên Mâm.


In this xinh tươi little thẻ game, players take turns dishing out cards, representing the act of adding food ingredients khổng lồ a pot. Once there are enough ingredients khổng lồ make a dish, the person who added the final ingredient takes credit và earns points. Alternatively, if you don’t have sầu the cards needed lớn finish creating a dish yourself, you can sabotage others by playing special action cards such as “flipping the pot”. This discards all the ingredients on the playfield và forces everyone khổng lồ start over.

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The dishes featured in Lên Mâm are staple Vietnamese recipes that you should feel instantly at home page making. For instance, to make bánh tét – the traditional cake eaten during the Lunar New Year – you need pork, mung beans, sticky rice, and salted eggs. Meanwhile, for bitter melon stew, look for bitter melons, spring onions, minced meat, và wood ear.

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Recommended number of players: 2-4For ages: 10 & abovePrice: VND170,000 (~USD7.31)Difficulty level: Easy

5. Lớp học Mật Ngữ: Cuộc đua sao chổi – save the planet as your horoscope

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Adapted from the popular Vietnamese manga of the same name, Lớp học tập Mật Ngữ allows you to play as the characters from the manga, each with their own unique traits và abilities.

The premise is straightforward: a meteor shower is coming, & your job is to lớn visit the many shops around the map to lớn retrieve supply crates before they are destroyed. The player with the most supply crates at the kết thúc becomes the winner.

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Meteors destroy a random siêu thị on the maps every turn, & if you happen to be in that siêu thị, you’ll be caught in the blast and thất bại a crate. Thankfully, you can also play special cards khổng lồ turn the tide in your favor. These have multiple effects, from switching your place with another player khổng lồ rendering you immune khổng lồ any bad event.


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You can use cards with special effects to lớn gain an advantageImage credit: Board Game VN

If you are a fan of horoscopes or you lượt thích xinh đẹp chibi characters, Lớp học tập Mật Ngữ is just the game for you.

Recommended number of players: 2-6For ages: 10 và abovePrice: VND440,000 (~USD18.91)Difficulty level: Easy lớn moderate

6. Bom Lắc – simple yet hilarious game lớn play in a large group

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Bom Lắc is the perfect game lớn play in large groups. It has virtually no player cap và takes not even a minute to lớn learn, yet it can be a ton of fun.

The rules cannot be simpler: you roll a dice & then pass it khổng lồ another person to either side of you based on the number you get. For instance, if you roll a 3, pass the dice khổng lồ the third person lớn your left or right. The process is repeated until someone rolls 1 or a number greater than the current number of players. That person is then considered to lớn have “exploded” and is removed from the game.

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Now, if you’re thinking it’s just a boring dice game, the fun of Bom Lắc lies in the special effect cards, which everyone is given one of at the start. They allow you to pass the explosion khổng lồ another player, rob someone of their card, & carry out plenty of other effects that can set off hilarious chain reactions.

Recommended number of players: 10-20For ages: 10 & abovePrice: VND160,000 (~USD6.88)Difficulty level: Easy

7. Xóm Chlặng – a quirky representation of Vietnamese daily life

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Xóm Chim aims to portray Vietnamese daily life in a quirky, tongue-in-cheek manner. Becoming one of the 7 residents of buôn bản chim (Bird Hamlet), you’ll go about the neighborhood working toward your goals.

Each character has different objectives to lớn achieve sầu, but they mostly boil down to lớn accumulating a specific amount of money – which you can vì chưng by going to workplaces – &, well, making others pee their pants.

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See, as you perkhung actions such as hitting up the market khổng lồ buy special cards that give you perks or going to work, your character will develop an urge khổng lồ pee, & once that crosses a certain threshold, you’ll pee your pants và chiến bại a turn. Others can play pranks on you lớn tốc độ up the process, so be careful. When another player approaches you, you can be sure that they have sầu no good intentions in mind.

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Throughout the game, you can obtain cards that grant you perksImage credit: Xóm Chim

All in all, the gameplay is not too difficult to pichồng up, but does require you khổng lồ put on your strategic thinking hat if you want khổng lồ come out on top. Combined with the bright, lighthearted art style reminiscent of ’70s propaganda posters, Xóm Chyên is a good entry option if you’re new to lớn the world of tabletop games.

Recommended number of players: 4-5For ages: 16 and abovePrice: VND600,000 (~USD25.78)Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

8. Hội Phố – channel your inner businessman to become the richest of them all

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A hàng hóa of leading Vietnamese board game creator Ngũ Hành Games, Hội Phố takes you back khổng lồ Hội An in the 17th century, where the ancient town was a major commercial hub of Southeast Asia.

There is only one goal in this game: khổng lồ gather as much money as possible. To bởi vì so, you skết thúc out cards representing traders khổng lồ compete against other players.

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There are a total of 12 traders in the game, each of whom is portrayed as an animal of the Chinese zodiac. They come with special effects that are activated when they encounter their respective sầu archnemeses – for instance, when the Dog is put against the Cat. As a result, anticipating which cards your competitors will play & reacting accordingly is key to lớn winning. 

Recommended number of players: 2-4For ages: 10 and abovePrice: VND180,000 (~USD7.73)Difficulty level: Easy

9. Dozen War – a western fantasy game made by Vietnamese creators

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While most Vietnamese board games have a laidbachồng vibe reflecting everyday life that we can all relate lớn, Dozen War instead opts for a full-blown Western medieval fantasy theme to phối itself apart.

Here, you control a group of heroes & their troops khổng lồ roam around the maps, picking up resources khổng lồ expand your army và battling other players to lớn become the supreme ruler of the land. If you’ve ever played turn-based strategy games such as Heroes of Might & Magic, you’ll instantly recognize the formula.

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That said, there’s a lot more when it comes to lớn the details. As Dozen War’s 12 heroes and 3 types of troops all come with their own strengths & weaknesses, it’ll take at least a few games before you can get a grasp of everything.

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With a steep learning curve và lots of strategies involved, Dozen War isn’t something you just casually pick up and play. However, if you are a diehard board game tín đồ, the màn chơi of depth it offers can easily draw you in.

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Recommended number of players: 2-4For ages: 16 and abovePrice: VND1,350,000 (~USD57.69)Difficulty level: Hard

Vietnamese board games and tabletop games by local creators

Sure, giving your frikết thúc that +4 card when they are just about getting ready khổng lồ yell “UNO” is fun and all, but why limit yourself to lớn just that when we also have sầu no shortage of homegrown Vietnamese board games & tabletop games that can be just as fun?

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Cover image adapted from Bắn Gà Là Tạch and Đồng hành – trò đùa cả nước

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