Hanafuda, The Flower Card Game
Japan Publications (1970)
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Card Games

This book covers the basics of Hanafuda in easy to follow text with plenty of pictures.

You will learn how to identify the cards, build sets, score, and several variations. The most space is devoted to the standard 3-5 player game of Hanafuda (the Japanese version).

The only drawback that I could see was that there was not enough space given to more of the variations. Specifically, I was interested in the Godori (or Go-Stop) rules used in Korea. But the book title is Hanafuda, so I shouldn't have expected them there. I had also heard that there is even a way to use Hanafuda cards for a solitaire game--this wasn't covered in the text.

Product Details
LoC Classification GV1243 .J36
Dewey 795.4/1
No. of Pages 94
Height x Width 270 mm