Inventor Steve Velte was inspired to create Jishaku after he and his daughters noticed that their magnetic hematite stones reacted differently depending on where and how they were placed, and how close they were to each other. When several magnets “flew” together, the Jishaku concept began to take shape. A big part of the fun is the unpredictability of the game. Magnets jump out of position, without warning. So be prepared for some surprises.
Jishaku is a game of simple rules that invites potentially complex strategizing. It can be played with one or more players, and although it’s recommended for ages 14 and up, we had success playing with kids as young as 9. We’re sensing… a unique gift that will pull you into hours of gaming fun.