Kanare_Abstract is a Japan-based indie label dedicated to abstract strategy games, founded by me, Kanare Kato, in 2021.

In 2020, I published my debut work "Saiju" with nestorgames, but it went out of print within a few months because the social aftermath of COVID-19 forced the company to change its publishing format.

So I decided to start a label that would allow me to publish my own games freely so that I could bring out Saiju to the world again, and the unpublished games that I had intended to approach nestorgames for publication. This is the first purpose of Kanare_Abstract.

The second purpose is to make the world of abstract games more widely known, as they are currently enjoyed only in a very narrow range and are known only to a few traditional games or popular commercial works.

For this purpose, Kanare_Abstract will publish a series of generic board sets that allow you to try out various games in one set, as well as relatively unknown classic abstract games alongside the original games.

Saiju nestorgames edition (out of print)