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Omotenashi is a game on cultivating an unforgettable experience for visiting animal guests by going above and beyond the customer's expecations.

In Japanese, Omotenashi (おもてなし) is a word that embodies the act of going above and beyond top class hospitality by anticipating customers’ desires through deliberate observation and attentiveness. In this game, you will play as a band of animals who have come together to delight their guests and welcome those looking for an escape, relaxation or even a luxurious getaway.

Through different prompts, you will jot down details of your lodging and its animal staff while exploring interactions with the various guests that visit. Depending on the guest, you may freely assign your staff to different positions to best suit your guests' needs. 

What you need to play

  • Pencil and paper (digital or analog)
  • A deck of cards (excluding jokers)

This game was created as part of the Tiny Tome game jam and is a part of the Tiny Tome Kickstarter project.

Check out a review of the game here!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Omotenashi_v1.1 (color).pdf 2 MB
Omotenashi_v1.0 (simple layout).pdf 485 kB

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This game puts a fresh spin on playing with fantasies about care and service-as-artistry. The "farewell" phase of play is a thoughtful push to explore how hospitality changes providers as well as recipients. 

Great for a hanafuda fusion deck, as the cards are used to determine seasons (among other things that pull on the European card values). I can't wait to play again!


Thank you for the insightful review!


Awesome game!  I played with my kid and wrote a review on my blog - you did a great job with this, and we had a lot of fun telling a story together from what you've made.



Thank you for the kind words, glad you and your kid had a great time :)


Thanks! the colour version is great.