"Tako" is how the Japanese word for Octopus is written in
English. so "Tako" is octopus, and "Tako Judo" is octopus
If you ignore the silly theme, Tako Judo is an abstract positional game
with very simple rules. The object of the game is to
immobilize your opponent's octopus, which has 8 tentacles, which are
mobile only when they have a clear line of sight back to their octopus
head. Everything, including the octopus head, moves like a
chess queen. It's a delightfully simple game.