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Updated: December 29, 2020

"Batman Karuta Card Game"

(Japanese classic variety of Parcheesi game)

Complete 90 cards (45 Reading Cards, and 45 Grabbing Cards)

Made in 1966 Koide Shinkosha, Japan

* Card Size: approx 2.5" x 3.0" inches each

* Outer Box Size: approx 7.3" x 5.5" x 1.3" inches

Karuta is a Japanese popular card game. The basic idea of any karuta game is to be able to quickly determine which card out of an array of cards is required and then to grab the card before it is grabbed by an opponent. There are various types of cards which can be used to play karuta. It is also possible to play this game using two standard decks of playing cards. There are two kinds of cards used in karuta. One kind is yomifuda or "reading cards", and the other is torifuda or "grabbing cards." As they were denoted, the words in the yomifuda are read and players will have to find its associated torifuda before anybody else does. The two types of karuta cards that are most often seen are the "uta-garuta" and "iroha-garuta".

Value: $400.

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