I am trying to identify this game from Houseki no Kuni, a buddhism-inspired manga. My English is so poor I can't describe this game and "google" it.

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    Can you name the manga? – DJ Pirtu Apr 25 '16 at 5:45
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    Any reason to assume this is a real game and not something invented specially for the manga? (I see one player has tentacles instead of hands, so I guess some elements are fictional...) – G0BLiN May 17 '16 at 17:12
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it seems to be asking for the name of a fictional game that has no name. – bwarner Nov 22 '16 at 14:17
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    @bwarner It could also seem to be asking about a real game with a name. Unless someone can verify this is a fictional game, I think this should remain open. – SocioMatt Nov 22 '16 at 15:49
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    Shouldn't the burden of proof be on the asker, who has already stated that they have "no reason to assume this is a real game"? – bwarner Nov 22 '16 at 16:21

the bottom picture looks like Go, but with an unusual shape for a board https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game)

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    This seems unlikely: While there are Go variants with odd-shaped and odd-sized boards, from the pictures there's also at least three different piece types (round, triangular, square). Only common variant I can think of in that vein is three-player go, if one assumes different shapes instead of different colors to differentiate players. – goldPseudo Oct 23 '16 at 1:51

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