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Key Pai Sho (Deluxe Edition)

Pai Sho - as shown in 'Avatar: the Last Airbender'




Key Pai Sho is the first version of Pai Sho to accurately imitate the mysterious board game of Pai Sho as it was portrayed in Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was created with the intention of simplifying and condensing the core elements of existing versions of the game, while simultaniously being able to accurately immitate every move played in the show.

Pai Sho is an ancient game of harmony and skill, pitting two minds against one another in a battle of wills. It takes minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master. This Deluxe set includes 3 Double Sided Matte Cardstock Reference Sheets and Explanatory Guides (with rules detailing other Pai Sho game variants), Black and White String-Pull Burlap Tile Pouches, and a High Quality Linen finish on the Game Board, which are not availiable through the budget version.

The 80 Tiles included in this set use custom Key Pai Sho designs and allow for 2 players to play Key, Skud, Ginseng, Solitaire or Vagabond Pai Sho, as well as a variety of other games that utilise the same pieces as those.

For more on Key Pai Sho - such as downloadable Rulebooks, Print-and-Play Game sets, and presentations explaining the rules and detailing how this version draws from every portrayal of Pai Sho in the Original Series to fit in with the canon - visit

To play Pai Sho online, join an active community of fans, and buy custom Pai Sho sets, visit and join the Garden Gate Discord Server.

This is a fan-made game, unaffiliated with the creators of Avatar: the Last Airbender, but entirely inspired by their work. Certain mechanics of the game were drawn from other versions, particularly Skud Pai Sho, and the non-custom designs were derived originally from Creative Commons sources such as The Pai Sho Project and Lotus Gambit.


  • Linen Finish Foldable Game Board with Lotus Motif (18" laid out, 9" Folded)

  • Large Comprehensive Key Pai Sho Rulebook

  • 2 String-Pull Burlap Tile pouches (Black and White)

  • 3 Double-sided Cardstock Rule Sheets, including a Key Pai Sho Reference Sheet and Rule Summary, Detailed Explanatory Guide pages, and Skud & Vagabond Pai Sho Rule summaries.

  • Large Antique Themed Pai Sho Box

  • 80 1" Wood Themed Chipboard Pai Sho Tiles (with Custom Key Pai Sho Designs)



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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date September 18, 2021
Edition Deluxe
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Custom Designs
  • Strategic Gameplay
  • Broad Gameplay Variety in a Single Set

The Garden Gate Games

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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