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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Refer to the following chart for the number of cards to deal.

If none of your cards match, choose one card from hhanafuda hand and place it in the field. Most importantly, the point value of cards has been added to the top left. Matching hands On a player’s turn, at first he may match by suit i. It is possible to capture up to 4 cards per turn. The player may take the entire suit of cards on their turn instead of playing a card from their hand. If the gaji is in the field, a player can capture the gaji by matching it with another card in the November suit.

It is also possible to play as partners: These helper cards have white borders and display hanaduda card in the assigned suit. There tules still some work to be done so pardon our dust. This deck consisted of 75 cards, and was not as popular as the Western card games had been, simply because of the difficulty of becoming familiar with the system. In fact, it became so commonly used for gambling that it was banned induring ru,es Kansei era.

If this card matches any unmatched cards in the field, choose one and stack it on top of one matching card. In case of a tie, dealer wins. So, Stopping is safe, but may result in a lower score. If that card matches a card in the field, the player must tules the pair of cards. The same plant is shown as the common element on each of these four cards. Rulex South Korea, the cards are called Hwatu Korean: Four of the most ornate cards are worth 20 points. Koi Koi Multiplication can stack.


After all matches have been made, any matched sets in the field are now placed in the your scoring area. This indicates that you have claimed this pair of cards and you will hanaufda them during Phase Three: Match the letters at the bottom of the cards to make yaku rulfs. Play will continue until one of the four outcomes happens:. Retrieved ruls ” https: During the game, the field can grow to hold more than eight cards so make sure to leave enough room for expansion.

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. The goal of the game is to form special card combinations called ” Yaku ” from cards accumulated in a point pile. Despite that prohibition, gambling with cards remained highly popular. By continuing, he may form a new yaku to increase his score at the end of the round.

In some variations, ‘winner takes all’, meaning the winner of the match gets all the points the opponent has accumulated in that round. Make sure and collect all the playing cards back into deck and reshuffle before moving onto the next step.

Make sure that everyone agrees to the same rules before playing. Each player counts his points and the one hanafudda the greatest number of points wins. If each players has exhausted its 8 cards and none can form gules yaku, the round ends with 0 points for each player, we go for the next round.

This hand is a dealt winning hand and can only be scored at the beginning of the hanafuva. If three cards are on the table, they are stacked together and the remaining card takes all three. For the first game, each player draws one card randomly from the deck.


How to Play Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i

Home Recent Additions Welcome Wiki. First step, the first player must match a pair with the same month with a card from his hand and a card on table. Total the number of points from the player who captured the last winning hand Winning Hand Guide.

First, a player draws a card from her hand and places it in the field. These two hands can be cumulative. The player with the highest overall score wins!

Players Koi-koi is a game for two players at a time. If both player’s cards are same month, the bigger point one is the oya. This makes it a little harder to strategize. Deer and Maple 10 points. If you have not collected a winning hand, play passes to the next player.

One of the most common Hwatu game is Go-stop Korean: 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. The Korean cards for Go-Stop, which uses a very similar deck of cards, have November and December swapped around.


The player holding a hiki does not need to declare her hiki until another player attempts to capture one of the cards in her hiki with a gaji card. If a player believe that he will be able to form additional yaku for more points, hanafudq may selects “Koi-koi” to continue in an effort rulees gain more points. They are divided into twelve suits, one for each month of the year. If any player has been dealt a winning hand, this round is over.