Jishaku (the Japanese word for magnet) is the kind of game that literally makes you jump out of your seat. Comprised of 18 magnetic hematite pieces (which are beautifully polished and smooth) and one cushy egg crate piece of foam, the game requires a fair amount of strategy and skill without compromising the fun. As you place your magnets on the foam board in an attempt to get rid of them all, they may suddenly connect to each other - you then have to collect those pieces and start over. The trick is to figure out which magnets repel each other and use that to your advantage.
We had a lot of fun trying to be strategic and jumping every time our magnets attracted each other. By the end of the night, we were both extremely satisfied and happy that we had decided to play the game. Next time, we won't need to be forced - bring on the Jishaku!
To purchase the game and to see it in action, visit the website here.
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