Pai Sho

What is Pai Sho?

     I'm sure that many of you have heard of the game of Pai-Sho before. But I'm sure many of you have no idea what it is. Well, the game Pai-Sho is an ancient Chinese board game that uses pieces called "flowers" to create harmonies, which earn you points. The game originated from flower arranging, or Ikebana. The game is commonly played with two players, though a larger number could play.

     You may have noticed that they play Pai-Sho in the show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". It is not certain whether the game came from the show, or if the creators just thought that putting the game in the show would make it more interesting. Either way it's a very fun game! Hope you enjoy. If you have any input on the rules, please feel free to post in the Questions section!

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