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Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics / Nintendo Switch
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Release Date

06/05/2020

Genre

Trivia/Board Game

Minigame Collection

Card Game

Themes
Developer

NDCube Co., Ltd.

Publisher

Nintendo

Overview

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (known in Europe as 51 Worldwide Games and in Japan as Sekai no Asobitaizen 51, which loosely translates to "51 of the World's Pastimes Encyclopedia") is a mini-game collection developed by NDCube and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch on June 5, 2020.

A sequel to the 2006 Nintendo DS game Clubhouse Games (and the original Doredemo Asobi Taizen), 51 Worldwide Classics is a collection of numerous card games, board games, parlor games, and other variety of games in a casual setting. Most games can be played in multiplayer, either locally (using single-system or LAN play) or online (using the Nintendo Switch Online service).

Various games use special features of the Switch, including touch controls (when the system is in handheld mode) and motion controls (with the use of Joy-Cons, reminiscent of Wii Sports and Wii Play). Many two-player games can be played in a "tabletop" setting, where the handheld console is placed directly on a flat surface and played by both players with touch controls. Similar to some mini-games in the studio's earlier Super Mario Party, some games allow "Mosaic Mode", where multiple Switch handhelds can be placed together for a single multi-monitor display. Some mini-games are based on mini-games from other Nintendo games (such as Mario Party 9, Super Mario Party, Wii Sports, and Wii Play).

The game also received a free limited version as a downloadable, allowing players to play Local Play with those who own the full game. It also includes full access to four of the games (Four-in-a-Row, Dominoes, President, and Slot Cars). This version is known in North America as Clubhouse Games Guest Pass, in Europe as 51 Worldwide Games: Local Multiplayer Guest Edition, and in Japan as Sekai no Asobi Taizen 51: Pocket Edition.

Gameplay

Single-Player

All games are supported in single-player, with multiplayer-only games adding AI opponents (most of which have unlockable harder difficulties).

Local Play / Online Play

Most games (the only exceptions being Slot Card, Fishing, and all single-player games) support multi-console multiplayer, either locally via Local Play or online via Online Play.

Same-Screen Multiplayer

The game supports same-screen multiplayer, where multiple players can play on a single console (docked or handheld) with Joy-Cons.

For two-player multiplayer, this mode is supported on most games (the only exceptions being Dominoes, Hanafuda, Riichi Mahjong, Last Card, Texas Hold'em, President, Sevens, and all single-player games).

For three-player multiplayer, this mode is only supported on three games: Chinese Checkers, Ludo, and Blackjack.

For four-player multiplayer, this mode is only supported on two games: Ludo and Blackjack.

Tabletop Mode

One variation of same-screen multiplayer is a two-player "tabletop" mode, known in-game as "Play With Touch", where players can place the handheld Switch console directly on a flat surface and both players use touch controls.

Most Board Games and Card Games (the exceptions being Dominoes, Hanafuda, Riichi Mahjong, Last Card, Texas Hold'em, President, and Sevens), as well as Carrom, Air Hockey, and Piano, support this mode.

Mosaic Mode

A unique variation of Local Play, Mosaic Mode allows certain games to be played with multiple Switch handhelds placed together on a flat surface in a single multi-monitor configuration.

Only three games (as well as the Piano toy) support Mosaic Mode: Fishing, Slot Cars, and Team Tanks.

Game List

The game includes 51 mini-games and one bonus toy (Piano). Unlike the original Clubhouse Games, they are not categorized directly and are instead grouped into similar games (such as board games and card games). Many games from the original Clubhouse Games do not return.

Board Games

  • Mancala - 2 players.
  • Dots and Boxes - 2 players. Known as "Dot & Box" in the Japanese version.
  • Yacht Dice - 2 players. Known as "Yacht" in the Japanese version.
  • Four-in-a-Row - 2 players. Known as "Connect Four" in the Japanese version.
  • Hit and Blow - 1-2 players. Can allow duplicate colors in the solution.
  • Nine Men's Morris - 2 players.
  • Hex - 2 players.
  • Checkers - 2 players. Known as "Draughts" in the European version.
  • Hare and Hounds - 2 players. Known as "Usagi to Ryouken" in the Japanese version. Can randomize the starting position of the Hare.
  • Gomoku - 2 players. Known as "Gomoku Narabe" in the Japanese version. Can restrict the "Three & Three", "Four & Four", and "Overline" forbidden moves.
  • Dominoes - 4 players. 35-point or 61-point win goal. Scoring can be "Five-Up" (where players get bonus points if all edges add up to a multiple of five and the winner gets points for each domino in their opponents' hand divided by five) or "Simple" (where the winner gets points for each domino in their opponents' hand). One of three rules can be applied if a player cannot play a tile: keep drawing until they find a playable one (default), draw one tile, or pass their turn.
  • Chinese Checkers - 3 players. Can disable the ability to jump the same player's piece. Can disable the ability to land their piece in an opponent's area.
  • Ludo - 4 players. Can disable the ability for a piece to jump over others. Can disable the "exact roll" restriction when moving inside the goal area. One of three rules can be applied to players bringing out their first piece: no roll required (default), attempt in three rolls, or attempt in one role.
  • Backgammon - 2 players. 1-point, 3-point, or 5-point games.
  • Renegade - 2 players. Known as "Reversi" in the Japanese version.
  • Chess - 2 players. Includes a tutorial.
  • Shogi - 2 players. Includes a tutorial and optional simplified pieces. Can enable a handicap in the multiplayer version (where the starting player has less pieces of multiple configurations).
  • Mini Shogi - 2 players. Known as "5 Goshougi" in the Japanese version. Includes optional simplified pieces.
  • Hanafuda - 2 players. 3-round, 6-round, or 12-round games. Can disable the "Cherry-Blossom Viewing" and "Moon Viewing" scoring hands. Has an unlockable Mario-themed deck.
  • Riichi Mahjong - 4 players. Known as "Mahjong" in the Japanese version. Includes a tutorial and optional simplified pieces. Can disable the ability to score additional doras for each red 5 tile in the hand.

Card Games

All card games, other than Last Card and Matching, have an unlockable Mario-themed deck.

  • Last Card - 4 players.
  • Blackjack - 4 players. 5-round or 10-round games. Can disable the ability to perform a "Double Down".
  • Texas Hold'em - 4 players. Known as "Texas Poker" in the Japanese version. 5-round or 10-round games.
  • President - 4 players. Known as "Daifuugou" in the Japanese version. 5-round or 10-round games. Can disable the ability to reset the trick with an 8 card. Can disable the ability to defeat a Joker trick with a 3 of Spades. Can require players to play a trick of the same suit when a multi-card trick also has the same suit. Can disable the ability to make the first-ranked player lose the round entirely once another player has won.
  • Sevens - 4 players. Known as "7 Narabe" in the Japanese version. Can enable a rule that Ace and King cards can connect with each-other. One of four rules can be applied to how many times players can optionally pass: five times (default), three times, one time, or no times.
  • Speed - 2 players. Can disable Joker cards.
  • Matching - 2 players. Known as "Shinkei Suijaku" in the Japanese version. Can choose between matching two cards (default) or matching four cards. Can enable a rule that players end their turn, regardless of a valid match. Has an unlockable Mario-themed squared deck.
  • War - 2 players. Known as "Sensou" in the Japanese version.
  • Takoyaki - 2 players. Joker cards can be disabled as an optional rule.
  • Pig's Tail - 2 players. Known as "Buta no Shippo" in the Japanese version. Can disable access to penalty cards.

Variety Games

  • Golf - 1-2 players. A simplistic top-down version of the game of Golf, with three different club types (Wood, Iron, and Putter). Played in either 3-hole or 9-hole variants. The course is based on that from the Golf mini-game in Wii Sports.
  • Billiards - 2 players. Can be played in 9-Ball, 8-Ball, or "Simple Rules" variants (the latter requiring players to just be the first to sink five balls).
  • Bowling - 1-2 players. Requires motion/touch control. Based on the Bowling mini-game from Wii Sports. Can be played with 5 or 10 frames, or with a 10-frame "Challenge Bowling" variant (where each frame has a different pin configuration). Bumpers can be enabled as an optional rule.
  • Darts - 2 players. Requires motion/touch control. Can be played with 301 or 501 starting points, or with a round-based "Count-Up" mode (where players aim to get the highest score after 8 rounds). For 301/501, requiring a Double to win can be disabled.
  • Carrom - 2 players.
  • Toy Tennis - 2 players. Requires controller. 1-game, 2-game, or 3-game matches.
  • Toy Soccer - 2 players. Requires controller. Known as "Toy Football" in the European version.
  • Toy Curling - 2 players. Requires controller.
  • Toy Boxing - 2 players. Requires controller.
  • Toy Baseball - 2 players. Requires controller. Based on the Mini Baseball League mini-game from Super Mario Party. 3-inning, 6-inning, or 9-inning games.
  • Air Hockey - 2 players. Based on the Laser Hockey mini-game from Wii Play. 5-point or 10-point games.
  • Slot Cars - 2 players. Requires controller. Three tracks to choose from, as well as a 3-Track Circuit mode. Mosaic Mode can be used to expand the playing field and the player count.
  • Fishing - 1-2 players. Supports motion control. 3-minute or endless fishing. Mosaic Mode can be used to expand the playing field and the player count.
  • Battle Tanks - 2 players. Known as "VS Tank" in the Japanese version. Requires controller. Based on the Charge! mini-game from Wii Play. Three stages ("Fields") to choose from.
  • Team Tanks - 1-2 players. Known as "Kyouryoku Tank" in the Japanese version. Requires controller. Similar to Battle Tanks, but played in a top-down perspective in a co-operative manner. Three stages to choose from. Mosaic Mode can be used to expand the playing field and the player count.
  • Shooting Gallery - 1-2 players. Known as "Target" in the Japanese version. Requires controller or motion control. Based on the Shooting Range mini-game from Wii Play.
  • 6-Ball Puzzle - 2 players. Based on the Castle Clearout mini-game from Mario Party 9. Can enable a handicap for a player (restricting the height of their playfield). Can disable the use of guide markers.

Single-Player Games

The unlockable Mario-themed deck for the Card Games can be used for both Klondike Solitaire and Spider Solitaire.

  • Sliding Puzzle - 1 player. Based on the game Mawashite Tsunageru Touch Panic. Can choose from either a slow Turtle or a fast Rabbit.
  • Mahjong Solitaire - 1 player. 60 configurations to choose from.
  • Klondike Solitaire - 1 player. Known as "Klondike" in the Japanese version. Can choose between "Draw 1" or "Draw 3" variants.
  • Spider Solitaire - 1 player. Known as "Spider" in the Japanese version. Can choose between Beginner (one-suit), Standard (two-suit), and Advanced (four-suit) modes.