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The 15+ Best Anime About Board Games

Updated November 12, 2017 675 votes 172 voters 8.8k views

It turns out there are some great anime all about board games and the talented players who excel at them, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime about board games, including older titles, as well as new board game anime that you may not know about.

One example of an anime featuring board games is March Comes in Like a Lion, which follows 17-year-old Rei, a shōgi player who is estranged from his family and has a small social circle. Another good anime about board games is Saki, based on the manga of the same name. In it, the titular Saki is recruited to be on her school's mahjong team after it's discovered she has the rare and prized ability to break even every time. With this skill mastered, winning is a snap.

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