Having never come out in the US, the Itadaki Street
franchise is somewhat of a mystery. But the series has been thrust into our attention with its entry on the DS and the included Mario
and Dragon Quest
characters. We know we like the characters, and we are vaguely aware of a board game of some kind, but how exactly does the game play?
Siliconera, who previously helped us identify
all the Dragon Quest
folks, has a piece up now about the game that's half review, half tutorial. It's an excellent resource for the Itadaki
curious, and should help you in your soul-searching about whether or not you're interested in a Japanese board game about property.