Players work cooperatively in this clever deduction card game with an electrifying twist! Each player is dealt a hand of 5 cards, but the catch is that you can see everyone's cards except your own. Working together, you must share (and remember!) vital information to play cards in the proper launch sequence. Light them all to create a dazzling display and avoid a fizzling fiasco! 2013 Spiel des Jahres winner, designed by Antoine Bauza.
- For 2-5 players
- 2013 Spiele des Jahres Game of the Year
- Takes about 20-30 minutes to play
- 60 Hanabi cards, 8 Blue Clock Tokens, 4 Black Fuse Tokens
Hanabi Card Game
Hanabi—named for the Japanese word for "fireworks"—is a cooperative game in which players try to create the perfect fireworks show by placing the cards on the table in the right order. (In Japanese, hanabi is written as 花火; these are the ideograms flower and fire, respectively.)
The card deck consists of five different colours of cards, numbered 1–5 in each colour. For each colour, the players try to place a row in the correct order from 1–5. Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite, as in this game you hold your cards so that they're visible only to other players. To assist other players in playing a card, you must give them hints regarding the numbers or the colours of their cards. Players must act as a team to avoid errors and to finish the fireworks display before they run out of cards.
An extra suit of cards, rainbow coloured, is also provided for advanced or variant play.
Hanabi was originally published as part of Hanabi & Ikebana.
- 60 Hanabi cards
- 8 Blue Clock Tokens
- 4 Black Fuse Tokens
- Ages 8+
- 2 to 5 players
- Playing time: 30 minutes
Awards & Honours:
- 2014 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Family Game Nominee
- 2014 Hra roku Nominee
- 2014 Guldbrikken Best Adult Game Nominee
- 2013 Spiel des Jahres Winner
- 2013 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
- 2013 Fairplay À la carte Winner
- 2012 Juego del Año Finalist