- SMART CAMP
The less cards are left the more intense the game get!
The Game is designed by the author - Semenova Kateryna together with Savchuk Alyona, founder of the new art style - Noir!
The game is as simple as LOTTO just with symbols of KATAKANA and HIRAGANA! And exciting as Russian Roulette!
Beside joy and excitement as a bonus you will get some extraordinary skills - Japanese language knowledge and vocabulary, you will speak Japanese fluently with no trouble at all!
What are Katakana and HIRAGANA?
Katakana is a japanese alphabet used for foreign words. All words which were borrowed from other languages are written using katakana. Our names will be written in katakana too!
Katakana looks this way:
Hiragana is Japanese alphabet used for Japanese words
And looks like:
Each player gets a game board with katakana or hiragana symbols:
Knowing Japanese alphabets you will read and speak Japanese fluently, watch your favorite movies, doramas and anime in Japanese without any boring subtitles and write your name in Japanese! And to learn them is not necessary at all! You will memorize them easily! If you want to go deeply there are some great materials to help you - books and work sheets to master your skills!
If you are not keen on Japanese, just get fun playing the game and think of the symbols just as if they are funny signs!
Each player also gets a TIP-BOARD where all the symbols (katakana and hiragana) are written with their reading! So you will easily find the one you need!
Each player takes a card, looks for the same symbol on the game board, finds it, names it and places it!
Game boards include some same symbols so be quick!
THE TASK IS to fill in all the board or the line according to the game type. There can be 5 or more ways to play BANZAI Japanese game! Players agree what kind of the game they will play!
When the board is filled in the player shouts: "BANZAI!" and he is the winner!
BUT HERE IS SOME CHALLANGE!
The card pack includes cards with katakana or hiragana and action cards.
If you draw a
He is very hungry and he will crush you and smash you!
You are crushed and the game ends for you!
The same happens to you if you draw one of the following
So it is a bad thing.
BUT! DON'T BE SAD! YOU CAN USE ANTIDOTE CARDS!
Take A CANDY and TREAT the sumoist!
Use a pumpkin and appease the DEMON!
Give balloons to the Shinigami and she will fly away!
If you draw the antidote card you just keep it untill you need it. If you you draw the KILLING card and do not have the antidote card, but another player has, trade it!
But antidote is useless, if you meet the following characters
Vampire bites you! You loose a lot of blood and have to stay in the hospital! So you take back all the cards from your board and it's back to the drawing board, then!
The girl from the "RING" will takes you to the well! While you are getting out miss your turn!
YAKUZA! A lovely yakuza is really charming but don't be puzzled! She will make you pay debts! Give 1 of your cards to other players. They choose it themselves.
ARE YOU AFRAID?
If you meet KITSUNE you will be able to see the future - first three cards from the card pack!
BANZAI-MAN is a rescue ranger! You can place it wherever you need!
A happy ONIGIRI - you are a great cook! You treat other players to lunch and there is a food masterpiece! They are so pleased that give you 1 card from their boards!
If you get GEISHA this means you are so charming that everybody is impressed much and you get 2 extra turns!
ANGEL. FALLEN. You can give other players orders which are obligatory to execute till your next turn! If they disobey they will have to give away 3 cards!
The orders can be:
- Everybody should stand on 1 leg while playing.
- When a player takes card he should shout: BANZAI!
- Everybody should keep silence!
And so on! Just turn on your imagination - you are THE MASTER!
GREEN PRANKSTER MAKES YOU PLAY "TRUTH OR DARE"!
If you draw a green prankster card, you must choose between Truth and Dare or try random. Truth means a questions about his life, intimate things or other interesting for players question which should be answered without lie. If someone catch player lying the lier gets penalty. Penalty ideas you could see at other page called “Penalties”. Dare means a funny or hard to do task. It may be sport exercise, eating not delicious food or other. Only one thing, dares must be safe and not risky for people with some problems (for example, diabetes). If dare is not valid for some reasons and all other players agree with that, player could try another dare.
Gives you a bonus opportunity to attack other players i you draw a killing or fatal card! Just keep this card till you need some help!
Turns the game turnclockwise or clockdown!
And be aware with your wishes when you meet a Japanese
The conception of the game was developed long ago in 2003. Since that time it was tested at Japanese lessons and different events, at the exhibitions, opened lessons and master-classes. The general quantity of participants is more than 500 thousand of people, 55% - 9-17 years old, 30% - 18-25 years old, 15% - adults in the age of 26-45. This academic year (2014-2015) in new groups (level beginners) students master ed Japanese alphabets in 4,5 hours. They could read and write easily.
At opened lessons (in 2014 7598 people attended them, 64% - 10-17 years, 16% - 18-25 years, 20% - 27-35 years) in 1,5 hours of game play 82% remembered symbols of Japanese alphabets, 69% could read. Over 8 years there were more than 560 thousand of game sections. All participants with pleasure and excitement took part in the game! Should be mentioned that first version of the game was black and white and not so bright as it is now. 18% of families of our students use this game at home. Or may be even more.
- Japanese alphabet for foreign words - Katakana
- Japanese alphabet - Hiragana
- Japanese vocabulary
First that should be done is to learn how to read. Then we should understand grammar. Most people dislike it, but grammar is like a map for a traveller. It is a pack of instructions for our brain and helps us to know how to operate the words and different parts of speach. It is not complex at all. The most difficult on the wonderful adventure way to the learning foreign languages usually is vocabulary. The more words you know the more you can tell. Playing this game you will memorize dozens of Japanese words almost accidentally!
SECRET #1. I will tell you one secret! Yes, for the first sight the fact that Japanese language has such a complex system – two alphabets and kanji – is frightening. But! It is just for the first sight. The core concept is the assignment of the alphabets. Katakana, one of Japanese alphabets, is used for foreign, taken mostly from English language words. It is a widespread knowledge. But seldom taken into consideration. The secret is that if you speak English – you half speak Japanese! That is why katakana is so helpful and Japanese easy!
For example, in Japanese language “pidza” means “pizza”. “Koohi” means “coffee”. Yes, sounds a bit strange but not difficult to get used to and to understand!
So after learning how to read katakana it will become easy for you to understand a lot of Japanese words and read road signs, trade names!For English speaking people Japanese is half-known already.
SECRET # 2. May be you have heard about Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Sounds serious, doesn't it? So what the point is. JLPT has 5 levels and the requirements for the highest one is 2000 kanji! Yes, kanji are more complex than our words, but any way let ask ourselves if it is really difficult to learn 2000 words, symbols? No. And this is the level of an ordinary Japanese person! Any other kanji will be underwritten with hiragana, so it is easy!
SECRET # 3. To master any skill everyday practising is required. Just 15 minutes a day is enough for progress! But everyday!
1. Excitement and pleasure!
2. Ability to read Japanese! Easily and fast!
3. Master more than 10 000 of Japanese words for casual use!
4. Get acquainted with Japan and even know some secrets you never learn from tourist guides!
5. Spend time with friends and family!
1. Those who enjoy table board games and games in general!
Yes, may be, word "Japanese" sounds frightening but all is thought through. You will play this game easily not even knowing where Japan is! Bright, colorful, exciting game with 5 game methods will be fun for everybody!
2. Those who love Japan and Japanese.
You will master Japanese easily and enjoy your wonderful adventure along various pages of Japanese mystique culture, traditions and marvelous places! Find out the details in Edition sections!
3. Those who teach Japanese.
Using this game you will help your students master Japanese quickly and achieve incredible results! Easy, effective and fun - what can be better? Let's make learning fun!
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT! LANGUAGE BARRIER OVERCOMING!