Revisit Nintendo’s roots with Hanafuda
Hanafuda is a flower-themed card game and was Nintendo’s first ever product, way back when it was founded in 1889.
A Hanafuda deck consists of 48 cards – four cards for each month – with seasonal designs.
The object of the game is to form special card combinations (or sets), like in the below examples.
Five Lights (10 points)
Ready to blossom into a Hanafuda champion? Give these tried and true tips a go!
Prevent your opponent from forming sets
Try to figure out what sets your opponent is going for, and don’t leave any cards on the table that could help them.
Score highly as the dealer
If your opponent’s dealing (i.e. going first), they’ll have a head start on forming a set, so focus on thwarting their plans. When it’s your turn to deal, that’s the time to score highly with your own set.
If you see it, snap up the Chrysanthemum Seed card!
You can easily make the “Cherry-Blossom Viewing” and “Moon Viewing” sets with just two cards each. The “Chrysanthemum Seed” card is needed for both sets, so if you see it on the table, snag it right away to make one of those sets – or prevent your opponent from doing the same!
The Mario Hanafuda set displayed above is available now from My Nintendo Store.
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*Local multiplayer requires one console per player.