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More Hanafuda websites

Note: Links like the below sometimes die or move - not my fault! If you discover a broken link, or wish to add a new link, or anything like that, shoot the webmaster an email!

Wikipedia has an entry on Hanafuda: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanafuda.

You can play the hanafuda game Hachi-Hachi at Shiragiku Hanafuda" - thanks to Ola Sassersson for the link.

Ola Sassersson has written English rules for Hachi-Hachi at Vingel 8 - Traditional Games.

When I created this page in the early 2000s, http://www.netmarble.net had online GoStop (including Double GoStop) - Korean language, so I'm not sure if those games are still there.

Online hanafuda game in Japan: http://www.hangame.co.jp/

War of Flowers is for Macintosh - http://www.macintoshgarden.org/games/war-of-flowers (thanks to Parsa for the tip)

A very pretty Flash game - http://www.gamedesign.jp/flash/hanafuda/hanafuda_e.html (thanks to Andreas)

Bob Celko's page (be sure to explore the Game Cabinet site further!): http://www.gamecabinet.com/letters/Hanafuda6.html

Download a hanafuda font! http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/data/writing/se140150.html?y

Download a Japanese demo program: http://www.otakuworld.com/toys/index.html?/toys/preview/games/EvangelionHanafuda.html

Nintendo's hana-kabu page: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n09/hana-kabu_items/index.html

Nintendo's "History And How To Play Hana-fuda" page: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/n09/hana-kabu_games/index.html (Japanese language)

Pagat.com is THE website for all kinds of card games: http://www.pagat.com/class/flower.html

You can play a form of "godori" (go-stop, aka Korean koi-koi) at http://neopets.com/games/godori/index.phtml (thanks to Phil, aka MDK, for the link).

Here's 2 (somewhat different) sets of rules for Si Se Pai (四色牌 - Four Color Cards), a Chinese game somewhat similar to Chinese Chess, in English: http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~tnt/rules.html and [dead link]. Here's a page with more background on the Si Se Pai cards http://a_pollett.tripod.com/cards18.htm. (Thanks to Graham Leonard.) And there are lots more websites. Just enter "hanafuda" or "hwa-tu" or "go-stop" in your internet search engine and go exploring! (^_^)


Update log:

- Sometime in late 2000 -- adapted document for the web and went online. No pix online yet.
- January 29, 2001 -- added Ian Bowles' site.
- January 29, 2001 -- added Tricia Kirk's "Restoration" site.
- January 30, 2001 -- added online hanafuda site in Japan.
- Groundhog Day, 2001 -- changed the Hanafuda Restoration site URL.
- July 25, 2001 -- added http://www.hangame.co.jp/
- February 6, 2003 -- added The Compass of Fate.
- February 8, 2002 -- added www.imajan.jp
- October 31, 2003 -- added Korean online game sites.
- March 18, 2004 -- added hanafudahai link and deleted Compass of Fate (which belongs on the mah-jongg page, not here)
- March 19, 2004 -- added LuckyWonders.com link (thanks to Steve Bagozzi)
- March 22, 2004 -- deleted Mark Hashimoto's site (site is down). But if anybody wants to contact him, I might have an email address here somewhere.
- Subsequent updates are logged here.

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