Games Available At The Garden Gate
The following games are available to play online at The Garden Gate. Click on any of their names here to read the rules.
Skud Pai Sho is a game of placement and movement, where players arrange flowers into position, forming a chain of connections called harmonies around the center of the board, while changing the landscape of the board to prevent their opponent from doing the same.
Vagabond Pai Sho is a chess-like game. However, Vagabond’s unique tiles and clever twist of having the board start empty, this game is great for anyone who has ever enjoyed chess, or who has tried chess and wished they could enjoy it more.
Adevăr Pai Sho is a game of strategy, deception, and wit as players sneakily accomplish their hidden objective and take down their opponent’s Hidden Tile. Be careful when achieving your objective, because trying to win could be the very thing that makes you lose! Quickly learn and try the game by playing with Adevăr Lite rules.
In Ginseng Pai Sho, players manoeuvre tiles in order to move their White Lotus across the Border into enemy territory before their opponent and win the game. Ginseng Pai Sho is all about developing and placement of your own tiles and at the same time being aware of your opponent’s tiles by threatening and capturing to prevent them from winning.
Capture Pai Sho is a casual capture battle game, with a randomized board setup. Capture all of your opponent’s tiles or have the most remaining at the end of the game to win!
Solitaire Pai Sho is a solitaire game of balance, based on Skud Pai Sho. Draw tiles at random and attempt to balance the number of harmonies and disharmonies on the board.
A cooperative version of Solitaire Pai Sho. Work with a partner to balance the harmonies and disharmonies on the board.
A competitive version of Solitaire Pai Sho where one player wants harmonies (and the other player, disharmonies) to overgrow the board.
The goal of being a quick and strategic game, but Street Pai Sho needs your help! Join The Garden Gate Discord to try it out and help shape it into a great game.
Don’t forget about these other Pai Sho games and recommended games!
Nick Pai Sho
Nickelodeon’s website has this playable Pai Sho game I call Nick Pai Sho (if unavailable, try this link). It uses tiles based on the four elements, the Avatar, and the White Lotus. Also see this version named Pai Jo and another version of Pai Jo, or visit The Garden Gate Discord to find how to play on The Garden Gate’s Pai Sho Playground.
Four Nations Force
Four Nations Force is a game from an Avatar: The Last Airbender game for Nintendo DS. The game board is made to look like a mini Pai Sho board. Read the Four Nations Force page for rules and more about the game.
Paiko quickly became one of my favorite games. For a different take on a Pai Sho inspired game, check it out (look here, too)! Paiko is a very different game from Skud Pai Sho or any of the other games on The Garden Gate, and I highly recommend it. While it is inspired by Pai Sho, it is a completely unique and separate game. It is available on Amazon or hopefully wherever you buy board games, and to print and play, but it is also possible to play it on a Pai Sho board!
I think every fan of Avatar should check out Element, a game where players control the board by wielding the power of the elements.
A member of The Garden Gate created this game and was inspired by my work to create a playable version of it. Check out the Quaterno page for the rules and more about the game.