Sensu is a new series of Hanafuda and Fusion playing cards produced by IndianWolf Studios and illustrated by Antonietta Fazio-Johnson. First Edition. Limited Quantity. Printed by LPCC in Taiwan with casino-quality Classic Finish cardstock and embossed linen-feel tuck box.
This floral-themed deck series features 54-unique, fully custom, and beautifully illustrated poker-sized playing cards. Inspired by traditional hanafuda and the illustrations of Uchiyama Rossetsu (1892).
Sensu is available in two formats: Hanafuda and Fusion.
Hanafuda & Fusion decks:
- 54 Uniquely Illustrated Cards
- 100% Custom Artwork
- Casino-Quality Embossed Classic Finish
- Super smooth ‘Diamond-Cut’ edges
- Embossed Linen-feel Tuck Box
- Printed by Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) in Taiwan
First Edition - Limited Print Quantity
- Standard Poker Size (2.5” x 3.5”) (63mm x 88mm)
In addition, the Fusion deck also features:
- Standard Poker Indices
- Hanafuda Indices
- Can be used to play both Eastern & Western games
LEARN HOW TO PLAY HANAFUDA GAMES
Want to learn how to play hanafuda games? Hanafuda Games is an indepth, 236-page, 37-games, full-color, hanafuda rulebook.
Available as an Add-on at a special Kickstarter price (up to $15 off retail and free shipping worldwide)! Learn more about the rulebook below!
*Note: The Sensu Edition of the Hanafuda Games rulebook has the same text content as our Hanami Edition. The Sensu Edition features the art of the Sensu deck series.
Our Hanafuda deck is a poker-sized pipless deck that features floral motifs and symbolism-rich imagery inspired by traditional Japanese hanafuda.
What is hanafuda? Hanafuda (known in Korea as ‘Hwatu’) are floral-themed playing cards that are popular in Japan, Korea, and Hawaii.
Hanafuda decks have 12 suits. Each suit is represented by a month of the year (e.g. June) and each month is represented by a flower (e.g. peony).
Hanafuda can be used to play numerous games, including traditional classics such as Koi-Koi, Hachi-Hachi (88), Go-Stop, and many more.
Hanafuda are typically smaller and thicker than Western playing cards, however, the Sensu Hanafuda deck uses standard poker-sized cards.
Our Fusion deck combines standard poker indices, hanafuda imagery, and custom-designed hanafuda indices into a multipurpose deck that can be used to play both Eastern and Western games.
Our hanafuda indices indicate the flower, month, and type of each card. We created these helpful indices to make the Fusion deck a great way to learn and teach hanafuda.
Organized into categories by type and difficulty, this step-by-step rulebook includes intuitive scoring samples, visual references, numerous variants, gameplay samples, and quick reference charts.
Available as an add-on at a special Kickstarter price.
- 236 pages
- 37 Games
- Intuitive Scoring Samples
- Visual References
- Numerous Variants
- Gameplay Samples
- Quick reference Charts
- Perfect Bound
- 70# Paper
- 8.5” x 11”
What others have said about our Hanafuda Games rulebook:
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 37 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 Games, and Quick Reference Charts. Within these sections, the games are organized (and color-coded) by difficulty.
Hanafuda Games includes the following 37 Games:
Capture Games are the most popular Hanafuda games. Capture games involve capturing cards from a field and creating yaku (special combinations of cards) to score points.
- Simplified Game for Beginners (Absolute Beginner, 2-4 players)
- Matching Flowers (Beginner, 2-3 players)
- Hana-Awase 1 (Beginner, 3-4 players)
- Hana-Awase 2 (Beginner, 3 players)
- Mushi (Beginner, 2 players)
- Six Hundred (Beginner, 2-3 players)
- Hachi-juu Hana (Beginner, 2-3 players)
- Min-Hwatu (Intermediate, 2-3 players)
- Koi-Koi (Intermediate, 2 players)
- Oni Koi-Koi (Intermediate, 2 players)
- Higo-Bana (Intermediate, 2-7 players)
- Tensho, simplified (Intermediate, 2 players)
- Go-Stop (Advanced, 2-7 players)
- Hachi-Hachi (Advanced, 2-7 players)
- Sudaoshi (Advanced, 3 players)
- Hachi, simplified (Advanced, 2 players)
- Hachi (Advanced, 2 players)
- Tensho (Advanced, 2 players)
Sequence Games involve playing cards from your hand in sequential order with the objective of emptying your hand.
- Poka (Beginner, 2 players)
- Hiyoko, simplified (Beginner, 2-4 players)
- Isuri, simplified (Beginner, 2-3 players)
- Kage (Beginner, 2 players)
- Hiyoko (Intermediate, 2-4 players)
- Isuri (Intermediate, 2-3 players)
Luck Games are simple, fast-paced, gambling-oriented games. Many of the games in this section were traditionally played with Kabufuda decks.
- Sutda, simplified (Beginner, 2-10 players)
- Hiki-Kabu (Beginner, 2-10 players)
- Oicho-Kabu (Beginner, 2-10 players)
- Kyo-Kabu (Beginner, 2-10 players)
- Kingo (Beginner, 2-10 players)
- Sota (Intermediate, 2-6 players)
- Sutda (Intermediate, 2-10 players)
Fusion Games are a collection of Western-inspired games that we reinterpreted and designed for gameplay with a Hanafuda deck. These games provide a familiar platform for Western players to become more comfortable with the Hanafuda deck.
- Seasons (Beginner, 1-4 players)
- Pyramid (Beginner, 1 players)
- Solitaire (Intermediate, 1 players)
- Eight Off (Intermediate, 1 players)
- Hana-Rumi (Intermediate, 2-4 players)
- Hana-Gin (Intermediate, 2-4 players)
NOTE: The Sensu Edition of our Hanafuda Games rulebook has the same text content as the Hanami Edition. The Hanami Edition featured the art of our Hanami deck series, whereas the Sensu Edition features the art of our Sensu deck series.
Sensu is made possible through the support and enthusiasm of our backers!
The best way to ensure that Sensu succeeds is to share this project with everyone you can! Spread the word on your social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, BoardGameGeek, blogs, everywhere, etc. You can also use the helpful share tools at the top of the Kickstarter page.
We are truly grateful to to each and every one of you for your support!!
As Seen On
- Check out the great review by Ender's Game on BoardGameGeek, r/Boardgames, r/PlayingCards, or r/Hanafuda
- Reddit (r/Hanafuda)
- United Cardists
- Playing Card Forum
As with our previous project, we will be using LPCC and Gambler’s Warehouse for fulfillment so that you can feel confident that your decks will be manufactured and shipped to you 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. 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 Decks tier would pledge $26 + $6 + $35, for a total pledge of $67 to receive 2 decks and a 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.
- Determine your total Pledge Amount. You can easily calculate your Pledge Amount using our Pledge Calculator.
- If you have already pledged, press the 'Manage Your Pledge' button. If you have not yet pledged, press the 'Back This Project' button and select your appropriate pledge tier.
- 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.
Available as an add-on at a special Kickstarter price.
NOTE: The Sensu Edition of the rulebook has the same text content as the Hanami Edition. However, the Sensu Edition features the art of our Sensu decks.
Rulebooks will be shipped directly from the book printer's facilities in the US, EU, and AU. Rulebooks are EU-friendly & AU-friendly.
Sensu 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. Various printer markings will be present.
Uncut sheets are extremely rare and a great item for collectors.
Uncut Sheets will be tubed and shipped separately by Gambler’s Warehouse.
US Add $40 for first uncut sheet and $20 for each additional uncut sheet.
ROW Add $50 for first uncut sheet and $20 for each additional uncut sheet.
OUR PREVIOUS PROJECT:
Our previous project, Hanami, was successfully funded with the amazing support of 382 awesome backers!
A limited quantity of Hanami products are still available. We are making them available as Add-ons, while supplies last, during the Sensu campaign so that our backers can save on shipping.
Quantities are limited. You must contact us when adding any Hanami products to your pledge so that we can monitor the available stock.
All Hanami Add-ons will ship with the Sensu decks when they become available.
If you do not want to wait, then you can purchase Hanami products directly from our website and they will ship now. Purchases made on our website will incur shipping charges.
A limited number of decks remain from our previous campaign.
Hanami decks are available in two formats: Hanafuda and Fusion.
Hanami decks were printed by LPCC on casino-quality Emerald Finish. Gold foil stamped tuck and gold foil tuck interior. First Edition. Limited Edition of 1000 of each deck format.
Important: Your pledge must include at least one Sensu deck to add-on Hanami deck(s).
Hanami Uncut Sheets
A very very limited number of Uncut Sheets from our Hanami deck series are still available.
- Only 1 of 30 Hanami Hanafuda Uncut Sheets are still available.
- Only 2 of 10 Hanami Fusion Uncut Sheets are still available.
Important: Contact us when adding on a Hanami Hanafuda or Fusion Uncut Sheet(s) to your pledge to ensure that they are still available.
Hi! We are Jason Johnson and Antonietta Fazio-Johnson, two individuals with a passion for game design and creativity.
Our quest is to create amazing games that people will love.
Jason is an experienced freelance professional, a video & board game enthusiast, and the owner of IndianWolf Studios LLC.
Antonietta is an experienced artist, illustrator, designer, and the owner of Inner Hue Art Studio LLC.
Together, we are a great team!
We are excited to continue this journey as we launch more successful projects and create more games with the growing support of our amazing backers and fans. Thank you for being a part of our journey!!!
Find us online:
- IWS on the web: IndianWolfStudios.com
- IHAS on the web: InnerHueArtStudio.com
- IWS on facebook: FB@IndianWolfStudios
- IHAS on facebook: FB@InnerHueArtStudio
- We also welcome you to follow us on Kickstarter.
We are grateful to all our backers for their support and enthusiasm.
Kickstarter is an amazing platform that helps small indie companies and individuals like us 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!!!
Jason & Antonietta
Risks and challenges
This will be our third successful Kickstarter project. We are working with the same respected printing and fulfillment companies as with our successful Hanami project.
That said, all projects have inherent risks. We have gained experience with our previous projects, 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 will be using the same reliable manufacturing and fulfillment partners as our previous successful campaign. However, given the complexity of manufacturing and world-wide distribution, delays can occur.
We are conservative with our shipping estimates. Our first project delivered far ahead of schedule. Our second project’s rulebooks were also shipped ahead of schedule. There was a minor delay during deck manufacturing that delayed the shipment of the decks, however we were open and communicative to our backers and the project was delivered with minimal delay.
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, exclusivity, and availability, 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.
Thank you for your understanding.
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