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Koi-Koi Japan [Hanafuda playing cards]

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If you want learning "Hanafuda", "Koi-Koi Japan" is the fastest way!
Everyone can be a "Koi-Koi" Master!

"Hanafuda" is a traditional Japanese card game.
Now you can play Koi Koi, its most well-known variation.

In Koi Koi, you compete to snatch up cards that will allow you to win by forming Yaku, or card combinations, before your opponent does.
If you form a Yaku, you can aim for even more points by calling "Koi Koi" and continuing the game. I hope you'll try this simple, but fiercely competitive game of strategy.

◆Optimized for Hanafuda Beginners
We've prepared an easy-to-use tutorial for those who may be playing for the first time.
Now anyone can learn the basic rules and start enjoying Koi Koi right away.

◆Beautiful Japanese Design
The cards with floral and animal designs evoke a sense of "wabi sabi," a uniquely Japanese aesthetic. Combined with elegant music, this enchanting game is sure to captivate you.

◆Great Replay Value
Enjoy the game again and again with extra features such as achievements and Collection Mode where you can collect postcards depicting Japanese scenery.
Release date
Sticky Rice Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1
  • Processor: 2Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: 10.9.2 or greater
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics Memory: 1 GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Postcard Complete
Collect each variety of postcard.
[Multiplayer]10 Wins
[Multiplayer]Win 10 times.
Complete All Yaku
Complete all Yaku.
[Multiplayer]Earn 20 Points
[Multiplayer]Earn 20 points or more with 1 Stop.
Conquer the Country
Defeat opponents from all areas in Collection Mode.
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Koi-Koi Japan [Hanafuda playing cards] reviews and comments

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Koi-Koi Japan is a Card game from Zoo Corporation. Koi-Koi is a Game Variant of the Japanese Card Game Hanafuda, which is probably most likely to be compared to our Quartet. It is about collecting certain Cards that together result in a Combination, such as Deer, Boar and Butterfly. Depending on how many Cards the Combination involves and how hard it is to get to them, the individual Combinations give different Points. Each Player starts with 30 Points. Once you have a Combination together you can either finish the Round and steal points from the Opponent Or you can say Koi-Koi and move on. This gives you the Chance to get more Combinations and thus get more Points. However, this should always be weighed well, because if the Opponent gets a Combination together in front of you, he can now finish the Game and you go out empty Then, because the Loser of a Round does not get points, even if he has Combinations. So planning Ahead is highly recommended. However, the best Planning and Strategy sometimes does not bring anything, because like all Card Games, Koi-Koi is partly a Gamble. If you don't get matching cards and the Opponent constantly, the Defeat is almost certain, only the AI, which sometimes turns on quite stupid, can help you. The Player who has the most Points after 6 Rounds (or 12, depending on the Setting) or the Player who manages to get his Opponent's Points to 0 before the last Round has won. Which Cards fit together kindly always shows you the Game when you drive over the corresponding Cards and have them. In addition, you can always look up which Combinations there are and how many Points they bring, which is especially very practical at the Beginning if you don't know it by heart yet. The Music is pleasant and fits beautifully with the Japanese Atmosphere. The Same applies to the Map Motifs, which are also very authentic (as far as I can tell). I would also recommend the free DLC "Enjoy Pack" to anyone who decides to play this Game. On the one hand, of course, because it is free, but also because it adds additional Music tracks and Card Backs to the Game, which make the whole thing a bit more varied. Overall, a solid Game that I can recommend to anyone who likes Card Games or is looking for something in between. I wouldn't spend the Original Price of €10 on this Game, but if it's in the Sale you can access it quietly. EDIT: There is now also a Multiplayer Mode. Unfortunately, this one is almost dead, but if you find someone it is a lot of Fun in animal terms. So If you still have Friends who are interested in the Game get it together!
Based on Japanese traditional card game, karuta, this game is the one best way to get comfy and take your time beating your opponent while listening to relaxing soundtrack.
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