a deft dueling game played with beautiful handmade tiles

orendao tiles-table

The Myth

oh · ren · dow: the balance of power between you, your opponent and Nature

When you hunt the beast

It is said… When you hunt the beast and you defeat the beast, your Orendao is greater than the beast’s.

When you hunt the beast

It is said… When the beast defeats you, the beast’s Orendao is greater than yours.

When you hunt the beast

And it is said… When nature defeats you both, nature’s Orendao is greater than you both.

Made by Jared C Chapman and the Hidden Hands


Orendao is the byproduct of countless conversations — and more than a few arguments — hosted and synthesized by Jared C Chapman.

The only direction has been to create a game that feels alive and timeless. Not tedious. Not frivolous. One that rewards reflection and exploration, rather than the endless pursuit of novelty.

These conversations have spanned several years among a fluid, multidisciplinary group of fascinating individuals defined by their commitment to meaningful work. 

Many of them have never met.

Jared has dubbed them the Hidden Hands.

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