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Sumo Gnomes

Become a Sumo wrestling Gnome to eject your opponent from the tree stump dohyō! Use custom dice to move, push, spin, and trick your way around the stump, looking for that crucial advantage you'll need to claim victory! Sumo Gnomes is a quick, portable game that is ready to play in less than a minute and will pop back in your pocket when battling is done.

Now on Kickstarter!

Sumo Gnomes is a compact wrestling game made from recycled and sustainably sourced materials. The "board" consists of of three beer mats (with a couple of extras thrown in for good measure) and TEN natural wood custom dice with colour stamped icons, giving the game a wonderfully organic feel! The box is only 4x5", a great size for pockets yet big enough to be use as a handy dice tray. So how does it play?...  

We have tried our best to be forest friendly with Sumo Gnomes, after all, no forests means no tree stump dohyōs! Where possible the components apply to the strict conservation guidelines of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and we will use minimal plastic within the packaging. Even though Peculiarity is a small indie publisher, I believe it's important, and so do the Gnomes, that we do our best to keep our games sustainably manufactured. 

Lots of lovely links! 😁

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