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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:

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, had online GoStop (including Double GoStop) - Korean language, so I'm not sure if those games are still there.

Online hanafuda game in Japan:

War of Flowers is for Macintosh - (thanks to Parsa for the tip)

A very pretty Flash game - (thanks to Andreas)

Bob Celko's page (be sure to explore the Game Cabinet site further!):

Download a hanafuda font!

Download a Japanese demo program:

Graham Leonard's Hanafuda / Kabufuda website is archived at the Wayback Machine (thanks to Ola Sassersson for the link!).

Nintendo's Hana-Kabu page:

Nintendo's "History And How To Play Hana-fuda" page: (Japanese language) is THE website for all kinds of card games:

You can play a form of "godori" (go-stop, aka Korean koi-koi) at (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: and [dead link]. Here's a page with more background on the Si Se Pai cards (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
- February 6, 2003 -- added The Compass of Fate.
- February 8, 2002 -- added
- 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 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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