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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How to Play Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i

Otherwise, she leaves it face up in the field. Scoring for this instance varies, but can be the value of the cards in the playing field. Koi Koi or Score? Once you have determined who goes first, the player who goes second will become the dealer for the rest of the game. Dealt Yaku is described Dealt Yaku section of Yaku hanafhda.

» Rules Modern Hanafuda

Once you get used to playing for only the point values of cards, you can add special card combinations called yaku to the play. For example, cherry blossoms are depicted on all the cards representing hanafuca month of March. Yaku bonus combinations are special three—card combinations. This card has joined the field and will be available to any player for matching during their turn. They do not exactly match modern calendar months, but the suits will be referred to by their roughly equivalent English names.


After dealing cards, dealer’s turn starts rulrs end, after that opponent’s turn starts and end, dealer’s turn, opponent’s turn, these flow repeats. The player whose second card is closest to hanaguda month of January goes first. The Korean cards for Go-Stop, which uses a very similar deck of cards, have November and December swapped around.

The dealer is essentially beneficial because of the first move. If this is your first game ruules Koi Koi, we recommend a six round game. 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. You may also tap the top of the rues instead, to indicate that you are satisfied with the shuffle. Inthe 18th year of Tenbunthe missionary Francis Xavier landed in Japan. Next, flip the top card January from the helper deck.

The order of play flows in a counter—clockwise direction. Cards are shuffled and placed into a pile called the stock.

Skip to the scoring section of the instructions Scoring. Two Normals 1 pointone Purple Ribbon 5 points and one Special: If none of your cards match, choose one card from your hand and place it in the field.

One Red Ribbon 5 points and three Specials: Arrange the Playing Surface Deal out eight cards face up in the center of the table. Through the rest of the Edo period through the MeiwaAn’eiand Tenmei eras roughly —a game called Mekuri Karuta took the place of Unsun Karuta.


Each time gambling with a card deck of a particular design became too popular, the government banned those cards, which then prompted the creation of new ones. If both players have the same suit, the following order is used to determine card rank: Retrieved 20 December After the 6 or 12 rounds, the scores marked in each round are added, the player with the highest score wins.

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The start of a game of Koi-Koi. However, players are not allowed to show each other the cards in their hand. However, if the player’s opponent is able to form a yaku before the player who called Koi-koithe opponent’s score is doubled!


hanafura The crane and phoenix card are not considered animal cards. Quickly adopted by the Yakuza as gambling, the Hanafuda also became popular with the public.

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. For each additional ruled card after 5, add 1 more pt.

This signals the start of a new round.