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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If you are playing six rounds, you only need January — June. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Probabilistic analysis Strategic thought. Eules the bottom edge of each card you will find the name for the month written in English and Japanese, the name of the suit written in English and Japanese, and the category for each card.

Following the change of hanafudz, Meiji, Japan opened its borders to the world and the playing cards was proclamed lawful again.

Water Iris and Eight-plank Bridge 10 points.

However, players are not allowed to show each other the cards in their hand. If a player ruled more than 7 points, his score is doubled. After the initial month, the player winning the last hand becomes the new dealer. Phase four begins if you have collected a winning hand. Accumulate more points than the opponent. Koi-koi is a game for two players at a time. Shuffle the haanafuda card deck and deal out eight cards face down in the center of the table. 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.


If a player believe that he will be able to form additional yaku for more points, he may selects “Koi-koi” to continue in an effort to gain more points. Should both players ever run out of cards to play, the next hand’s dealer is changed. To help identify yaku combinations, eight different Japanese letters are at the bottom of the yaku cards. Consisting of a card deck divided into four sets of 12, it became wildly popular and was one of the most common forms of gambling during this time period.

The gaji card cannot be used as a wild card if there is a hiki held by another player.

A long game consists of twelve rounds. Playing Go-stop at holiday family gatherings has been a Korean tradition for many years. Each Players Turn Player’s turn of the dealer or the opponent comes, the player do the following sequence. 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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Hand Check Check to see if there is a winning hand.

How to Play Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i

First step, the first player must match a pair with the same month with a card from his hand and a card on table. The player to the right takes the next turn. Matching hands On a player’s turn, at first he may match by suit i. Rulles tie game is called a tonton. Deal eight cards face down to each hanafjda. Put the unused cards back into the tuck box. Play then ends before it starts, and the game continues to the next hand.

Place the helper cards you will be using off to one side facedown with January on top Arranging the Playing Surface. Bush-warbler in a Tree 10 points. Arrange the helper cards in chronological order, starting with January. Play starts with the dealer and proceeds counterclockwise. If both players have the same suit, the following order is used to determine card rank: 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 hanafuva gambling.

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Players Koi-koi is a game for two players at a time. In South Korea, the cards are called Hwatu Korean: This is mostly in recognition of its own company history, rather than specifically for hanafufa. The picture below shows the cards in order starting with January on the left hxnafuda ending with December on the right.

Ten of these cards are decorated with a rectangular piece of paper used rulds writing poetry, called tanzaku. Both the Moon Viewing and Flower Viewing are optional winning hands and should be determined before you play a game of Koi Koi.

The same plant is shown as the common element on each of these four cards. Eleven cards are worth 10 points.

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. Cards apply hanacuda any Yaku that they can, so if you have 5 brights, you also have the cards for Rainy 4 and 3 brights, thus you get the points of all of them. The game time is dependent on your understanding of the winning hands.

After all matches have been made, any matched sets in the field are now placed in the your scoring area.