If you’ve got some spare time and you’re in need of something to do, why not try cute board games or card games? It’s a great way to pass the time with others, and while it may be hard to find some kawaii options, I’ve uncovered several! While many of the links below are for Amazon, you can also check with toy shops near you.
Rumipoo (USA) is a Rummy-style card game that heavily features lots of cute animals—and poo! It’s also a fairly fast game, so you don’t have to worry about spending Monopoly-amounts of time learning and playing it.
Kawaii (USA/ UK) is another super cute card game featuring miniature collecting cards with adorable ice cream art on them. The whole point is to collect as many of your favorite shapes and/or flavors of ice cream as possible. GeekMom has a very helpful review if you want to check out it out in detail!
Moj Moj (USA/ UK) is unusual in that it’s a mix of an advent calendar and board game—you play with pieces on a board and roll dice to open surprise boxes. At the end, whoever has unboxed the most prizes wins! If you enjoy blind boxes, this definitely seems like a fun game to try out.
There are also some fun printable options as well! KiweeClub on Etsy has an adorable (and affordable) printable kawaii memory card game. I’ve always really enjoyed memory games, and the nice thing about having a printable version is that you can print out more sheets to make it a more challenging game.
Who doesn’t like bingo? PracticalWhimsyCo’s printable kawaii food bingo cards are so cute and I really want to try these out when I can finally have a party – not that I ever have them anyway…I’ll have to find another excuse to buy them! It’d be even cuter to pair the bingo game with kawaii food-themed prizes for the winners.
There’s even ways to kawaii-fy your normal card games – Sumikko Gurashi playing cards (USA)! Since they’re traditional cards, they’re versatile and can be used for any card game you would play with a normal deck—they’re just 100 times cuter!
Andi lives in the countryside of Georgia in a house packed with kawaii decor and vintage toys. When she’s not barricaded in her pink craft room creating something, she can be found reading, playing Animal Crossing games, or baking something to satisfy her massive sweet tooth. Andi is currently taking a mental health break, but hopes to be back in 2023.