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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Because playing with card games per se was not banned, new cards were created with different designs to avoid the restriction. One deck of 48 Hanafuda cards Number of players: If both players have the same suit, the following order is used to determine card rank: Mario, Star Wars, One Piece Check to see if there is a winning hand. Deer and Maple 10 points. Camp Curtain 20 points. Alternatively, he may discard any one card from his hand face up to the table which is his only choice if he can not match anything.

Two to six people may play the game. Yaku bonus combinations are special three—card combinations. Water Iris and Eight-plank Bridge 10 points. Retrieved from ” https: A tie game is called a tonton.

Each player draws a card and whoever is closest to the first month starts the game. These two hands can be cumulative. Play will continue until one of the four outcomes happens:.


In South Korea, the cards are called Hwatu Korean: Similar to an Ace the Sake cup can be worth either 10 or 1, the Lightning cards in some variants is used as a wild card. Each card belongs to a card type with a set point value: However, if the player’s opponent is able to form a yaku before the player who called Koi-koithe opponent’s score is doubled!

If any player has been dealt a winning hand, this round is over.

The points are obtained by forming captured hands – yaku – with the cards that the player had recovered. Today, Hanafuda are rulex in Japan, Korea and Hawaii, each with their own rules. Both the Moon Viewing and Flower Viewing are optional winning hands and should be determined before you play a game of Koi Koi.

The dealer then deals the proper number of cards to each player face down in a counter-clockwise direction. Rules Welcome to the rules page! If this card matches any unmatched cards in the field, choose one and stack it on top of one matching card.

Koi-koi – 愛本堂花札

The Korean cards for Go-Stop, which uses a very similar deck of cards, have November and December swapped around. The game time is dependent on your understanding of the winning hands.

This is mostly in recognition of its own company history, rather than specifically for profit. By taking this action, you have have succesfully given your opponent zero points for the round. Arrange the Playing Surface Deal out eight cards face up in the center of the table. If you are interested in the deck, head on over to the online store.


Unless otherwise noted, cards can only be counted toward one winning hand. In special situations, a player can claim all of the cards from one suit or hiki in a hanafda turn. It has 48 cards divided into 12 months of the japanese calendar. The dealer has the first turn. Therefore, several playing cards were created: Which can be used to match any card in the field, or if in the field any card from your hand. Dealt Yaku is described Dealt Yaku section of Yaku page.


First step, the first player must match a pair with the same month with a card from his hand and a card on table. In Japan, Nintendo still produces three versions of Hanafuda who differ in their quality of production: The player whose second card is closest to the month of January goes first. When playing as partners, each team places all captured cards together for the team. On the table, if there are 4 cards from the same month, the dealer will distributes again; then, in the hand of each player, if a hand has 4 cards from the same month or 4 pairs of different months, the player gets 6 points and the round is over.

Players take turns to get the cards on the table and form a yaku to score points. They also commonly have additional joker cards added.