Yut Nori Box

With a history dating back 100’s of years Yut Nori on the surface seems like a simple game however like chess involved a large amount of strategy and gamesmanship.

The first thing you require is a Yut Nori set which can be found at any supermarket in Korea (prices start from around ₩2000) along with many Korean stores outside Korea. The set is made up of 4 wooden sticks flat on one side and rounded on the other. Also in the set is the game board and 8 playing tokens 4 for each team. Click Here to download your own free printable Yut Nori Game Board.

How to Play:

Looking firstly at the game board the aim is to return all of your tokens back to the start. If you are lucky enough to stop on one of the corner squares you can take a short cut.
The Yut Nori Game Board

Looking firstly at the game board the aim is to return all of your tokens back to the start. If you are lucky enough to stop on one of the corner squares you can take a short cut.

A Score of Do (Move 1 Space)
A Score of Do (Move 1 Space)

If you score 1 stick facing up (non-picture side) you can move one place, this is called Do.

A Score of Gae (Move 2 Spaces)
A Score of Gae (Move 2 Spaces)

If you score 2 sticks facing up you can move two places, this is called Gae.

If you score 3 sticks facing up you can move three places, this is called Geol.
A Score of Geol, move 3 spaces.

If you score 3 sticks facing up you can move three places, this is called Geol.

If you score 4 sticks facing down you can move four places, this is called Yut. There is also a bonus and you can throw again.
This is called Yut, move 4 spaces (you can also throw again).

If you score 4 sticks facing down you can move four places, this is called Yut. There is also a bonus and you can throw again (optional some people don’t include this rule.)

If you score 4 sticks facing up you can move five places, this is called Mo. Like Yut can get a bonus of throwing again.
This is called Mo, move 5 places (you can also throw again)

If you score 4 sticks facing up you can move five places, this is called Mo. Like Yut can get a bonus of throwing again.

Other Rules:

  • If you score either Yut or Mo apart from gaining a bonus throw.
  • If you land on a space occupied by a opponent counter they are forced to return that counter to the start.
  • You can have as many counters on the board at any one time as you like.

Action:

Yut Nori Action 1
Yut Nori Action 1
More Yut Nori Action
More Yut Nori Action
Sadly only a score of 1 or Do
Sadly only a score of 1 or Do

Conclusion:

I really hope everyone enjoys playing Yut Nori (윷놀이) and if you have any questions please leave in the comment box below, or email, Twitter or Facebook etc.

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