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HanabiIf you like cooperative games, giving clues, and rummy-style card games...


Designed by Antoine Bauza, published in many editions, most recenty by RnR Games with artwork by Gérald Guerlais and Albertine Ralenti.
For 2 to 5 players (can be played with more) ages 8 and up. Plays in about 30 minutes.

The theme has something to do with fireworks (the name is “fireworks” in Japanese), but this is really a set-building game in which all players are working together to score as high as possible in a given number of rounds. Ah, but here's the catch: The players are holding their hands of cards BACKWARDS and must give simple clues to each other about the cards they can see (value and color only, please). This is a challenge worthy of a good party game, and players who play often will begin to develop a finesse for giving clues that will raise the group score from “horrible” to “legendary.”