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Ogoola Karuta >>
The original karuta card game in English. Available in 3 versions
Hyakuninisshu >>
English translations of the original Japanese poems
Gameboards >>
Tatami gameboard mats. Get the real karuta experience!
Poetry Book >>
Read up on the poems and be ahead of your competitors
Ogoola Karuta in other languages >>
Available in German and Swedish


Ogoola Karuta Poetry Card Game

The original Ogoola Karuta game in English. Available in three versions; classic, modern and complete. Click the images below to buy directly online.  The game is also available from selected retailers and Amazon.

ENGLISH CLASSIC (1-50)
Uses 50 classical English poems from 1340 until 1882. Contains 50 reading cards, 50 playing cards and a poetry book (instructions, rules, history and the 50 poetry quotes)

ENGLISH COMPLETE (1-100)
A complete version of the classic and modern poems. Contains 100 reading cards, 100 playing cards and a poetry book (instructions, rules, history and the 100 poetry quotes)

ENGLISH MODERN (51-100)
Uses 50 modern English poems from the 19th century until today. Contains 50 reading cards, 50 playing cards and a poetry book (instructions, rules, history and the 50 poetry quotes)

Tip: Download the Ogoola reader app!
Available for Android and iOS devices. Enjoy to the reader Myrra Malmberg. This app serves as the reader when you want to practice and when everybody wants to play. Especially if you are only two persons, this app will allow both persons to play the game.

 


Hyakuninisshu – English translations of the original Japanese poems

The original Japanese poems from Ogura Hyakuninisshu translated to English “wakas”. All cards have both the Japanese original poem with a unique illustration or text, plus the English translation. Click the images below to buy directly online.

Hyakuninisshu English Translation Part 1
Translated version of the original “Ogura Hyakuninisshu” (50 cards)

Hyakuninisshu English Translation Part 2
Translated version of the original “Ogura Hyakuninisshu” (50 cards)


Tatami gameboards

Place the gameboard on a table or on the floor, and place the playing cards on the board to get the real karuta experience! Click the images below to buy directly online.

Genuine Tatami Karuta Mat (Gameboard)
A genuine tatami mat from Nagasaki Japan exclusively made for playing the Ogoola Karuta poetry games and competitive karuta (kyogi karuta). Comes in 2 sizes.

  • Custom sized for playing karuta.
  • Hand made with Genuine Amakusa grass.
  • The Tatami Karuta mat is marked with correct playing space.
  • Two territories and 3 cm space in between the two territories in the center.
  • For Kyogi Karuta (competitive karuta) and all Ogoola Karuta games

Textile Karuta Mat (Gameboard)
Buy the textile gameboard of the Karuta Game Mat. It looks exactly like the real tatami mat but it’s cheaper and more practical because it is easier and lighter to transport.


English 100 Poetry Book

Read up on the poems and be ahead of your competitors – or read it just for fun! Click the images below to buy directly online.

English 100 Poetry Book

A little book with playing instructions, the rules of the game, history and all the quotations of poetry included in the Ogoola Karuta Poetry Game as well as an index and all references. A Poetry Book is included in the English (and Swedish) games. The Poetry Book, English 100 is also avaliable to buy extra copies here. Download PDF


Ogoola Karuta in German and Swedish

Ogoola Karuta is also available in German and Swedish! Click the images below to buy directly online.

German Classics
Uses 48 classical German poems. Contains 48 reading cards, 48 playing cards and an instruction sheet.

Swedish Classics
Uses 50 classical Swedish poems. Contains 50 reading cards, 50 playing cards and an instruction sheet.