Challenge your friends and your mind with a game of Ogoola Karuta
Based on the ancient Japanese karuta poetry game.
The Ogoola Karuta card game is based on the traditional Japanese poetry game called Ogura Hyakunin-isshu Utakaruta.
We believe that a game that has been played for over 400 years in Japan must be something really special. So, for the first time in history, we made an English version with beautiful quotations from classical and modern English poems from the 14th century until today! Experience a bit of Japanese culture and the world of poetry through karuta! And trust us, you will have fun!
So what is this game about? This game is about listening and finding FAST what you are listening to, in the playing cards. Grab the right card before your competitors in order to win! Known as an intellectual martial arts game in Japan. The cards have famous English poetry quotes on them but no prior knowledge is needed! Use our Android or iOS app to act as the reader – that way everyone can play!
In addition to the Ogoola Karuta game we have also translated the original Ogura Hyakunin Isshu – the classical Japanese anthology of one hundred Japanese poems (or waka) by one hundred poets. These gamecards feature the original poems in Japanese on one side, and the English translations on the other side.