Cho – Han

"One participant was so fond of the game that he decided to have one at home."

Game info

“Cho Ka Han Ka”, or just “Cho-Han”, is a traditional Japanese board game, which comes from ancient times. The main objective of the game is to guess correctly whether a sum of points from the dices is odd or even. Cho means even, Han – odd.

It is told, that the players used to sit on the floor with a special mat and the dealer was in front of them on the opposite side. Usually, the players were not wearing any clothes on their upper bodies. It meant that the game is played fairly, without any tricks and it was also a good way to show off tattoos.

You can see Cho-Han played in many Japanese films and animations. The game can accommodate from 6 to 100 people at the same time.

  • Preferred by men audience.
  • Creates a special atmosphere related to ancient Japanese history.
  • The game is of slower pace and can become a perfect relaxation in a high-paced event.
  • All the players have their money-plates, marked with different colors (white equals 10 points, black equals 50 points, red equals 100 points).
  • The dealer shakes the dices in a special cup and throw them on the table underneath the cup.
  • The players place their plates on the table in a vertical or horizontal position (vertical means odd, horizontal – even) guessing the sum of points on the dices.
  • As the last player puts the plate, everyone takes their hands away from table and the dealer reveals the dices.
  • Winners get twice of what they have betted. The game starts again.
  • After the game (which can last up to 3 hours), the auction is held to exchange the plates into prizes.

The rent price includes three rounds of the game and the package: 

  • Game table
  • Cup
  • Tray
  • 2 dices
  • Plates (money)
  • Mats
  • Attendants
  • Kimono for the attendants
  • Transportation to and from the event of all the equipment (within Vilnius)

„Cho-Han“ prices for the evening:

2 „Cho-Han“ tables (up to 20 people), price 800 eur
4 „Cho-Han“ tables (up to 60 people) price 1000 eur
6 „Cho-Han“ tables (up to 100 people) price 1200 eur

Game characteristics

Participants' Evaluation