MDSG10072 Gryphon Games

Karesansui The Rock Garden Board Game


Product Description

  • Each morning the Grade Ones arrive with rocks they’ve gathered and then haul away the rocks that you don’t need anymore
  • The Grade Ones will give their new rocks to whoever gives them the fewest old rocks to haul away
  • The Initiate who has the fewest demerits will advance to Grade Three, but whoever has the most demerits will be kicked down to Grade One
  • Good Luck!

    The Japanese rock garden “karesansui” (also called a Zen garden), creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks and water features and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water
  • As Monastery Initiates Second Grade, it will be your great honor to tend the Masters’ rock gardens
  • You’ll get demerits for any forbidden combinations, but you’ll also get demerits for your laziness if you don’t add new stones each day
  • Karesansui are intended to reflect the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life.
  • But there aren’t enough Grade One Initiates to go around, so there will be competition for the best selection of rocks
  • While creating your garden, remember the forbidden combinations that must be avoided! Every afternoon, the Feng Shui Masters come by to check your work
  • The Masters’ final evaluation will come with no advance warning

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Age Range

14 years - 99 years




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