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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Some have the viewing cards as an optional Yaku, so depending on who you play with, you might want to confirm that they use them. If a player is dealt four pairs or two complete suits, that player automatically wins the round.

Two Normals 1 pointtwo Specials: The dealer is essentially beneficial because of the first move.

First, determine the dealer, or oya. After the cards have been dealt into the field, place the deck face down and off to one side next to the helper cards. It is also possible to play as partners: If both player’s cards are same month, the bigger point one is the oya. Two Normals 1 pointone Purple Ribbon 5 points and one Special: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

If a player has two yaku ruless, everyone else must deduct points.

If a player scores more than 7 points, his score is doubled. This player hanafuxa distribute the cards. For each additional animal card after 5, add 1 more pt. Most importantly, the point value of cards has been added to hanxfuda top left. DePo Masthead by Automattic. One deck of 48 Hanafuda cards Number of players: After the cards have been dealt but before play begins, take a look at your cards and determine if you have been dealt a winning hand Dealt Winning Hands.


Geek Market Trades Geek Store. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today. Dealt Yaku is described Dealt Yaku section of Yaku page. Matching hands On a player’s turn, at first he may match by suit i.


The dealer has the first turn. In special situations, a player can claim all of the cards from one suit or hiki in a single turn. In fact, it became so commonly used for gambling that it was banned induring the Kansei era. Two to six people may play the game. Game Flow Determining the dealer is done at first, after that, 12 or 6 times month hands are done.

If none of your hanavuda match, choose one card from your hand and place it in the field.

Deal eight cards face down to each player. This cat and mouse game between the government and rebellious gamblers resulted in the creation of many differing designs. Hanafuda is also played in Micronesia, where it is known under the same name, and is a four-person game, which is often paired cross-table. Please select a support frequency. After all matches have been made, any matched sets in the field are now placed in the your scoring rulex.


This indicates that you have claimed this pair of cards and you will collect them during Phase Three: A janafuda game is six rounds. Each is designated by a flower, and each suit has four cards.

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Welcome to the rules page! The gaji card cannot be used as a wild card if there is a hiki held by another player. This makes it a little harder to strategize. Deer and Maple 10 points.

Koi-koi – 愛本堂花札

Play will continue until one of the four outcomes happens:. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Refer to the following chart for the number of cards to deal. Matching from draw pile A Player draws one card from the draw pile and places it face up on the playing area. Scoring for this instance varies, but can be the value of the cards in the playing field. Rules vary depending on whom you ask, but the following instructions explain the fundamentals of the game.

The dealer then deals the proper number of cards to each player face down in a counter-clockwise direction. If neither player has been dealt a winning hand, move to the hanafyda step.

Napoleon deck, Tengu deck and the flower deck. Typically, each suit will have two normal cards and two special cards.