Most of the puzzles and board games offered by SARL Mikado are handcrafted in Thailand by small, small family businesses. For information, child labor is absolutely prohibited and does not exist in Thailand.
The wood used is acacia (or Suar) a non-precious, durable, fast-growing wood that is found everywhere and in abundance in Southeast Asia. This wood is very appreciated for its antifungal, mechanical and aesthetic qualities, and it lends itself particularly well to the manufacture of small everyday wooden objects, its grain and its color are reminiscent of teak or mahogany. The lighter color schemes are in Hévéa, a species perfectly suited to games and toys. All games are of course tested in France by the SGS test laboratory in order to meet CE requirements in terms of safety, standards EN71 / 1-2-3.
Checkers and chess games are made in Poland, a specialist in this game, and Backgammons in Turkey, a specialist in these games of oriental origins.
As for Japanese boxes, they are obviously made in Japan by master craftsmen who have passed on their knowledge from generation to generation since the Edo era in the Akone region, south of Tokyo. To find out more click HERE