Players work cooperatively to launch a Grand fireworks display, in this clever deduction card game with an electrifying twist! 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!
Publisher: R & R Games
Number of Players: 2-5
Gaming Time: 25 mins
Suggested Age: 8+
BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.2
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Complexity (BGG Weight): 1.7/5
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 colors of cards, numbered 1–5 in each color. For each color, 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 colors 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 colored, is also provided for advanced or variant play.
Hanabi is the winner of the 2013 Spiel des Jahres, designed by Antoine Bauza.
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