Hanabi—named for the Japanese word for "fireworks".
A coop game of staggering genius and simplicity. It's so elegant, yet tense and full of levels of meaning in the communication between players.
2013 Spiel des Jahres award winner.
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.
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.
- Playing Time
- 30 minutes
- 8 and up
- Min Players
- Max Players
- Year Published
- Antoine Bauza
- 2013 Spiel des Jahres Winner
Absolutely brilliant co-op game. The
Absolutely brilliant co-op game. The theme is applied very loosely – there's no real feeling of building a firework display – but the mechanics have a sort of innate charm. Holding your hand in reverse takes a little getting used to, and it's REALLY difficult to keep from cheating, but this was a great twist on the set-collection genre. Pretty good with two players, as well, though it's definitely best with 4-5.
Hanabi (Fireworks!) - a fun,
Hanabi (Fireworks!) - a fun, well paced family game. Highly rated in the gaming community. Players must communicate efficiently to help each other sort their cards into the correct order. Sounds too simple, well you can't see your own cards! Plays in around half an hour.
All the Pretty Colours...
A simple but elegant game of deduction themed around creating a great firework sequence. Drawing a hand of cards but not looking at them, other players give you clues about whats it your hand ("you have 3 green cards...") and then you try to complete a sequence of numbered (1-5) and coloured Firework cards. Play the wrong card and you lose a life, 3 mistakes and game over! This Co-operative game is simple to learn and play. And at a very affordable price, its ideal for any occassion!