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Wed 6/3 Games

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Some folks were curious about the Hanafuda game. Here is a brief write up:

Hanafuda is Japanese for “flower cards.” It is a deck of 48 cards divided into 12 suits of four cards. Each suit is named for a month of the year and an associated flower (or flower-like plant) identified with that month. The seasonal flowers have long histories in poetry and art, often tracing back to Heian, Japan or Táng, China, and are rich in folklore and trivia. The cards are tiny, only 2 1/8 by 1 1/4 inches but about three times thicker than Western cards.

Hanafuda is played by Hawaii locals for over a century. Hanafuda Hawaii Style is easy to learn and fun to play. These cards have points, suits, and yaku indicators on the cards to make learning the game much easier. The shared objective of each game is to score the highest amounts of points by making combinations with cards known as “yaku.”

The grands were here today, and we played games, but not Hanafuda. The games we played were Qwirkle and dominoes. We played Qwirkle several times, and dominoes about four times. It was the first time I won in dominoes. Yippee...

Have a great rest of the week now that we're over the hump!

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