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SAIBOU (Linen Texture)

A cute 2-4 player puzzle card game about cells. Equal parts strategy and luck!

This version has the Linen Texture in addition to the UV Coating

The regular version can be found here: SAIBOU

SAIBOU is the Japanese word for “cell”. Your goal is simple - create a culture of 9 cells in a 3x3 group before your opponents can! Use versatile Stem Cells and Macrophages to fill in gaps and protect yourself, but watch out! Other players can use nasty Bacteria and Virus cards to infect your cells and eat them!

Whether you play carefully or care-free, the luck of the draw and the other players will shake things up for sure!

Part card game, part puzzle, all fun! Quickest games played with two players, but can be played by up to four. The cards in SAIBOU are deliberately designed without text, so that the game can be taught quickly by example.

UPGRADED to Small Pro Box!

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(Updated March 2nd)

・NEW small pro box! Stronger than the previous tuck box and looks great on a bookshelf or coffee table! Also extra space for future additions. ;)

・White wink part replaces the out of stock white indented token.


(For the 1st Edition) from Yatta Fanzine (in French), The Hungry Gamer, Purple Phoenix Games - with more coming soon!


The Tuesday Knight Podcast episode 183. You can hear about the creation of the game, and a little bit about myself!

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Average Rating 0 reviews
Publish Date June 17, 2019
Edition First (Small Pro Box)
Department Card Games
Genre Science
Theme Viruses
Audience Casual Gamer
Primary Mechanic Pattern Matching

Why buy this?

  • Quick games! 2 player games usually average <15 min each.
  • Fun for all ages! No reading required during gameplay.
  • Adorable brightly colored artwork!


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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.


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