Buying Pai Sho

Skud Pai Sho is based on the Wiki Pai Sho tile set and uses a standard Pai Sho board. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for buying a Pai Sho set for yourself. Because sooner or later, you know that playing online just won’t be good enough!

Want to skip the reviews? Click here to buy the most affordable Pai Sho set or click here for the most affordable wooden Pai Sho tiles.

Most Affordable

Aside from the free print-and-play set, the most affordable Skud Pai Sho set is available at The Game Crafter for $30 plus shipping. Many thanks to Pai Sho tile artist Hector Lowe for making this available! See the review for more pictures of it.

The most affordable wooden Pai Sho tiles are available from me at The Garden Gate shop for $30 plus shipping.

Wooden Pai Sho Sets

Full Pai Sho Sets

Lyris Laser Studio sells a full Pai Sho set of board and tiles. NOTE: They have significantly increased the price of their Pai Sho sets, so you may want to consider other options, including building your own board, before buying. See below for my review of the Lyris Laser Pai Sho set.

The Garden Gate (Skud Pai Sho) Board

I sell modular small-size Pai Sho boards available at The Garden Gate shop. Unlike the other boards that are available, these are made from different wood materials so that the colors of the board are differently colored all-natural woods. Take a look!

IrohPaiSho Board

The IrohPaiSho shop on Etsy sells a classic-looking standard small-size 18″ Pai Sho board. Check it out!

Lyris Laser Studio Board

The Lyris Laser Studio Pai Sho board is nice, but since they increased the price significantly, I would not recommend it unless money isn’t a concern for you. Their site has good pictures of it to give you an idea of what to expect when you buy it. The board is just shy of 24″ and is 1/4″ thick. The colors are painted onto the board, so the color has a very solid look to it.

I have this board and I like it. I have mounted it on a 24″ pine round, as they suggest you can do if you would like. I wanted the board to feel nice and sturdy, so I did. If you are okay with having a thinner board or have a way to mount the board onto a pine round (which makes the board cost about $20 more), this is an option for you. But definitely consider other options.

The Garden Gate (Skud Pai Sho) Tiles

I offer sets of tiles for Skud Pai Sho at The Garden Gate shop, so naturally, these are the tiles I recommend. Unlike the other tiles that are available, these tiles feature the modern tile designs and the colors of the Basic Flower tiles are distinguishable, preserving the visual harmony built into the tile designs – the Red Flowers have dark/engraved petals and the White Flowers have light/non-engraved petals in both the standard and inverted designs. These are the most affordable wooden tiles available, with a few options to choose from to create a unique customized set. Take a look!

EmoryDunn Tiles

The Pai Sho tiles available from EmoryDunn on Etsy are high quality. They are standard small size (roughly 1″), so they will work on an 18″ board (standard small) or 24″ board (standard full-size). These tiles are available in a variety of different kinds of wood, which means that each player’s set of tiles can be a totally different color in addition to the option of having the design engraving inverted. Note that when buying these tiles, you buy one player’s set of tiles at a time. Read the product description for details.

Lyris Laser Studio Tiles

The Lyris Laser Studio Pai Sho tiles are standard full-size tiles, so they will work on a full-size board. They offer a Skud Pai Sho set, or also a full Wiki Pai Sho set (which is pretty much good for two Skud Pai Sho sets!). Either way, it is a full two-player sets of tiles, with one set having the tile design engraved inverted to distinguish between the tiles. If you would rather have smaller tiles that are suitable for playing on an 18″ board (though still can work well on a 24″ board) then also consider The Garden Gate (Skud Pai Sho) tiles.