Demon Slayer Othello and Rubik’s Cube Offer Challenging, Puzzling Collaborations

Demon Slayer Othello Board Game

The anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba continues its conquest of Earth with two new collaborations: a board game and a classic puzzle. A Demon Slayer Rubik’s Cube will be available in early December, while Demon Slayer Othello will come out in late December. Both of these two collaborations could be described as simple, but challenging.


Demon Slayer Othello Game

The Demon Slayer Othello game features the Demon Slayer characters as game pieces. There are thirteen characters represented in total. Four of the pieces have the kanji for ‘Demon’ and ‘Destruction’ on them. This is a reference to the literal meaning of the Japanese title for the series, Blade of Demon Destruction. The remaining pieces are blank.

In addition, the game board itself features the main Demon Slayer characters. Tanjiro is the most prominent, as he appears ready to leap right off the board.

Demon Slayer Othello Board Game

Personally, I’ve played Othello enough times to know that its ‘A Minute to Learn, A Lifetime to Master’ slogan is true. However, I did not know that Othello has Japanese roots. The game is based on an older English game called Reversi, and in the 70s, Goro Hasegawa patented the more modern version of the game.

Rubik’s Cube

The Demon Slayer Rubik’s Cube features six characters: Tanjiro in green, Nezuko in pink, Zenitsu in yellow, Inosuke in light blue, Giyuu Tomioka in dark blue, and Shinobu Kocho in purple.

Demon Slayer Rubik’s Cube

The cube functions like any other Rubik’s Cube (invented in 1974 by Hungarian Ernö Rubik). You have to twist and turn it to unscramble the colors. The puzzle is solved when one side is all green, one side is all pink, etc. Sure, you could also unpeel the stickers, but that would ruin the point of it being a Demon Slayer cube. The cube is also a handy keychain.

Both the board game and the cube are by Mega House Limited, part of Bandai Namco Group. You can learn more about the board game here, and about the cube here.

Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha / Aniplex / ufotable; Othello, Co. and Mega House; Rubiks Brand Ltd.
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