Hanafuda – 花札 – is a traditional japanese playing cards, 48 cards divided into 12 months. Koi-koi – こいこい – is the most popular game rule. Hanafuda Hawaii Style playing cards have many aids to help make learning to play Rules vary depending on whom you ask, but the following instructions. Welcome to the rules page! Here you will find a copy of the Modern Hanafuda rules as they appear in the card game with some edits to fit an online version.

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For example, an anonymous game player designed rlues card game known as Unsun Karuta. After the round is over, go back to the Setting Up The Game section, of this instruction guide, to setup the next round. If any player has been dealt a winning hand, this round is over.

Scoring for this instance varies, but can be the value of the cards in the playing field. Matching hands Matching from draw pile Gaining cards Koi-koi or Stop i. Eight cards are placed face up between the players, and then eight cards are dealt face-down to each player.

If any of the cards from your hand match the suit of any card on the field, pick one card from your hand and stack it on top of one matching card in the field.

This goes for any cards in any Yaku. See also Flower Viewing and Moon Viewing winning hands. In Japan, Nintendo still produces three versions of Hanafuda who differ in their quality of production: If the cards are dealt so that all four of one suit are on hanafuxa playing field, the cards are shuffled and redealt.


You win a challenge if you have: This Judging is interesting point of Koi-koi game, and test your courage, tastics, and calmly: A tie game is called a tonton. Arrange the Playing Surface Deal out eight cards face up in the center of the table.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Two Normals 1 pointone Red Ribbon 5 points and one Special: If there are more than 1 card matched on the table, rule is the same as i.

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If there are no winning hands, the dealer gets one point for this round and move to Step Four: If the dealer isn’t involved with the tie, the player closest to the dealer’s left wins. Card’s month and point are described Cards page. Poetry Sake Cup 10 points. Consisting of a card hanafuca divided into four sets of 12, it became wildly popular and was one of the hwnafuda common forms of gambling during this time period.

Hanacuda cards from the same month. Because hanafuda do not have numbers the main purpose is to associate images and the long length to complete a game, it has a partially limited use for gambling.

Deer rulex Maple 10 points. Only cards with a point value are counted. The Korean cards for Go-Stop, which uses a very similar deck of cards, have November and December swapped around. However, players are not allowed to show each other the cards in their hand. The player who flips the closest card to the month of January goes first Cards at a Glance.


GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: They are divided into twelve suits, one for each month of the year.


The goal is to match cards with ones in the same suit or hiki in the field. If at any time there are three cards of the same suit out on the field, the next player to match a card to any of those three cards takes all four cards into their scoring area during this phase.

After dealing cards, dealer’s turn starts and end, after that opponent’s turn starts and end, dealer’s turn, opponent’s turn, these flow repeats. The yaku are counted at the end of the game. For each additional animal card after 5, add 1 more pt.

The dealer is essentially beneficial because of the first move. If there are 2 cards matched on the table he select one, if there are 3 cards matched on the table total 4 cards including one hand card are matched to gain refered to iii.

There are also some Hanafuda deck created for the most popular licenses: The name translates to “flower cards”. This article needs additional citations for verification. Last step, the player recovers one or two matching pairs of cards, he places beside him. Both the Moon Viewing and Flower Viewing are optional winning hands and should be determined before you play a game of Koi Koi.