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54 uniquely illustrated playing cards. Printed by LPCC. In-depth 250 page 32-game hanafuda rulebook.
54 uniquely illustrated playing cards. Printed by LPCC. In-depth 250 page 32-game hanafuda rulebook.
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Hanami: 54 uniquely illustrated playing cards available in two formats, Hanafuda and Fusion. Illustrated by Artist Antonietta Fazio-Johnson. First Edition. Limited quantity.

Hanafuda Games: In-depth 250-page full-color Rulebook with 32 games, including popular games, such as, Koi-Koi, Go Stop, and Higo-bana (Sakura). See the list of games below.

  • Casino-Quality Emerald Finish 
  • Standard Poker Size (2.5" x 3.5")(63mm x 88mm) 
  • 54 Unique Cards 
  • Printed by Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) 
  • First Edition - Limited Print Quantity
  • Stretch Goal: Gold Foil Stamped Tuck Boxes (UNLOCKED)
  • Stretch Goal: Gold Foiled Tuck Box Interior (UNLOCKED)

 

Hanafuda Games Rulebook

In-depth collection of 32 games, including popular games such as Koi-Koi, Go-Stop, Hachi-Hachi, and many more.

 

Hanafuda (known in Korea as 'Hwatu') are floral-themed playing cards that are rich in symbolism and popular in Japan, Korea, and Hawaii.

Hanafuda cards have 12 suits. Each suit is represented by a month (e.g. June) of the year and each month is represented by a flower (e.g. Peony).

Hanafuda are typically smaller and thicker than Western playing cards, however, the Hanami Hanafuda deck uses standard poker-sized cards.

Each month of the Hanami Hanafuda deck is designed to form a tetraptych.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hanami Fusion decks are designed to combine the standard poker indices and hanafuda images into a multipurpose deck that can be used to play Eastern and Western games.

Hanami hanafuda indices were added to indicate the flower, month, and type of each card. These helpful indices make the Fusion deck a great way to learn & teach hanafuda.

 

 

 

 

 

Why was our book created?

Given the popularity, long history, and wide geographical range of hanafuda cards, there have been many games invented over the years. Unfortunately, rules for hanafuda games can be difficult to find and interpret. Our rulebook gathers the rules into a single clearly written source that makes them easily accessible to players.

What does our book contain?

Our rulebook contains an in-depth collection of 32 games. Organized into categories by type and difficulty, this step-by-step rulebook includes intuitive scoring samples, visual references, numerous game variants, gameplay samples, and quick reference charts.

How is our book organized?

Our book is arranged into five Sections: Capture Games, Sequence Games, Luck Games, Fusion Solitaire Games, and Quick Reference Charts. Within these sections the games are organized (and color-coded) by difficulty.

Section I: Capture games are the most popular hanafuda games and a great way to learn the deck. Capture games involve capturing cards from a field and creating special combinations of cards to score points.

Section II: Sequence games involve playing cards from your hand in sequential order with the objective to empty your hand. Sequence games are a great way to learn hanafuda month order. The Fusion deck is well-suited for playing Sequence games.

Section III: Luck games are simple, fast-paced, gambling-oriented games. Many of the games in this section were traditionally played with Kabufuda decks. These games are similar to Blackjack or Baccarat.

Section IV: Fusion Solitaire games are a collection of Western Solitaire games that have been modified for gameplay with a hanafuda deck. These games provide a familiar platform for Western players to become more comfortable with the hanafuda deck. The Fusion deck is well-suited for playing Solitaire games.

Section V: Quick Reference Charts are convenient references intended to aid players with scoring and yaku charts. These charts do not detail the rules for gameplay. Players should familiarize themselves with game before attempting to use the quick reference charts.

 

 

       
Click this image to view the full list of games.
Click this image to view the full list of games.

 

  

 

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We will be using LPCC and Gambler’s Warehouse for fulfillment so that our backers can feel confident that their Hanami decks will be manufactured and shipped to them with care.

Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) is very well known in the playing card industry and is a professionally-trusted playing card printer. They make supreme quality playing cards with exacting standards of quality and excellence.

Gambler’s Warehouse is a trusted, all in-house Kickstarter and crowdfunding project fulfillment center with years of experience in order processing and the packaging and shipment of playing cards. They are well known in the crowdfunding community for their speed of delivery and exceptional care of the items that are being handled.

Rulebooks ship separately. Hanami rulebooks will be shipped directly from the book printer's facilities in the US, EU, and AU. Rulebooks are EU-friendly & AU-friendly.

International backers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, or other fees that packages may be subject to at the time of delivery.

How do I add an Add-on to my pledge?

To purchase Add-ons, simply select your pledge tier and increase your existing pledge amount to include the amount of your base reward plus your chosen Add-On(s).

Pledge Amount = Pledge Tier + Shipping + Add-Ons.

For example, a U.S. backer at the Two Deck tier would pledge $29 + $16, for a total pledge of $45 to receive 2 decks and a digital rulebook.

For your convenience, we have created a Pledge Calculator. Once you have determined your pledge amount, pledge that amount in the appropriate pledge tier. 

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  • Type in your total pledge amount in the Pledge Amount box.

Once the Kickstarter campaign has funded you will receive a survey where you can let us know which add-ons you chose.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.     

 

Hanami Rulebooks

Hanami rulebooks will be shipped directly from the book printer's facilities in the US, EU, and AU.  Rulebooks are EU-friendly & AU-friendly.

   

Hanami Uncut Sheets

An uncut sheet is a full deck of cards pulled straight from the printing press, before cutting, for you to frame and hang on your wall.

US Add $40 for first uncut sheet and $20 for each additional uncut sheet. (limit 8 sheets total)

ROW Add $50 for first uncut sheet and $20 for each additional uncut sheet. (limit 8 sheets total)

Uncut Sheets will be tubed and shipped separately by Gambler's Warehouse.

i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers

A limited number of decks remain from our previous campaign.

i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers is an art deck influenced by erotic art of the Italian Renaissance and the floral motifs of traditional hanafuda cards. i Nudi is a sensual deck that is NSFW. You can read more about the inspiration for this deck on the artist's website.

i Nudi decks were printed in two formats, Fusion (standard poker size) and Hanafuda (mini size). Both decks were printed by MPC on 310gsm linen card stock. Only 100 of each deck were printed, and approximately 40 of each format are still available.

All i Nudi decks will be shipped from the US.

IMPORTANT: Contact me when adding an i Nudi deck to your pledge to ensure that they are still available. Quantities larger than two are available upon request.

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We are grateful to all our backers.

Kickstarter is an amazing platform that helps small indie companies and individuals present their ideas to the world and get the funding needed to bring those ideas to fruition.

Your pledges will not only bring this project to fruition, they will also help pave the way for future releases from IndianWolf Studios LLC. ✧ ─=≡Σ((( つ•̀ω•́)つ

Thank you for your support! 

 

Risks and challenges

All projects have inherent risks, however, we have done our research and have planned for common issues. While this will minimize any issues that we may encounter, problems can still occur. IndianWolf Studios LLC will do its best to resolve any issues that may come our way.

As backers ourselves, we understand the importance of communication and will keep you updated about any problems or delays that occur.

We are committed to making this work as we have many future projects that depend on the support of backers like you.

PROJECT STATUS AND FULFILLMENT
We are 99% done with the art & design. We can begin manufacturing as soon as the project completes and the backer surveys are completed.

We've done our research and will be using reliable manufacturing and fulfillment partners. However, given the complexity of manufacturing and world-wide distribution, delays can occur.

We are conservative with our shipping estimates. Our previous project delivered far ahead of schedule.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Images shown in this Kickstarter are prototypes and mockups.
By pledging to the project, you acknowledge that the final product, including appearance, materials, and other content are subject to change and may differ from what was presented while the Kickstarter was active.

This is a process, not a pre-order, all sales are final once the Kickstarter campaign has ended. However, we understand that things happen, so contact us if you have any problems and we will see what we can do.

It is your responsibility to provide us with a correct address in a timely manner, to ensure that the provided address is deliverable by normal methods and standard regional postal services, and that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment. Further, you agree, that you are responsible for import duties or any other duties, taxes, or fees that may be payable to complete delivery of your items.

If you do not confirm your pledge within 4 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund (minus Kickstarter fees) or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 4 week window has elapsed. All pledges which are finalized after the deadline (i.e. late) will ship from the United States, and will incur additional shipping costs and delays depending on your location.

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