The essential Japanese card game – theme is seasons & tradition !
Discover the hanafuda game cards without moderation !
Each month of the year corresponds to 4 cards illustrating the flowering of the moment in Japan :
- January : Pine trees,
- February : Plum blossom,
- March : Sakura blossom,
- April : Wisteria,
- May : Water Lilies,
- June : Peony,
- July : Japanese Red Clover,
- August : Sasaki Grass,
- September : Chrysanthemum,
- October : Mapple trees,
- November : Willow trees,
- December : Palownia.
Among these 48 cards, half of them carry traditional figures allowing to make combos called “Yaku”. The more traditionally valued the Yaku, the more points it earns you !
Hanafuda cards allow you to play several games, the most popular being “Koi-Koi” (aka “may luck come to me”). Indeed, the game exploits the strategy, the luck and the greed of the players.
By capturing face-up cards from the play area, the player reveals some of the cards in their hand. Indeed, we can only capture a card of the same month as one that is in our hand.
Thus, to capture for example a crane card, the player will have to seize it by presenting in proof a card of January/pins previously hidden in his hand.