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Hanabi

We are extremely proud to welcome Hanabi, a game by Antoine Bauza, published by Cocktail Games.

Hanabi is a cooperative card game for 2 to 5 players. This game wins the most prestigious award for board games in 2013: the "Spiel Des Jahres". The central mechanism of the card is absolutely original and astonishing: while playing Hanabi you hold your cards... back to front! Consequently all your partners are seeing your cards... and you don't!

The goal of the game is to create a great firework show by playing the fireworks in the right order: from 1 to 5 in each colors. At your turn, you must do one of the following 3 actions:
  • play a card from your hand... which looks extremely difficult at the beginning of the game considering you don't see your cards. That's why the second possible action is...
  • ... give a hint to another player about his/her cards. You can say for example: "this card is a 2", or "these 2 cards are red". Unfortunately, it costs you 1 of your precious 8 blue token to do this. To get back some blue tokens, you will be forced to sometimes do the third action:
  • ... discard a card from your hand. Thus, you can get back a blue token. But be careful: there is a limited number of cards from each type, so you can block the team if you discard the wrong cards...

So, will you manage to create the complete fireworks without doing the fatal 3rd mistake?

Hanabi is an extraordinary game. This is a truly cooperative game, because no player has a complete view of the situation. Consequently everyone has to help each other to win the game. Please note that as Hanabi is a cooperative game, some adaptations has been made to BGA specifically for it (more details).

This adaptation of Hanabi for Board Game Arena has been developed by Cyril Harper (arlequ1) using BGA Studio with the precious help of Pierre Gamberoni (beri). A big thank you to them!

BGA would like to send a big thank you to Matthieu, Pascaline and Miguel from Cocktail Games, and also to Antoine Bauza for their help, their feedback and their implication. It was far from obvious to build this adaptation, so it was very precious. Any way you look at it, Hanabi is definitely not a "little game"!


11/18/2014 Comment on this

Tomorrow on BGA...

11/17/201411 comments

Koryo

We are extremely happy and proud to announce that the excellent game Koryo, by Gary Kim (Moonster Games) is now available on BGA.

Koryo is a simple and subtle card game for 2 to 4 players.

At the beginning of each turn, you draw a full new hand of cards. You only possible action is to play in front of you any number of cards from the same type (among 9 different types numbered from 1 to 9). After 8 turns, this is the end of the game and if you manage to have most cards of one type, you score the corresponding number of points. Example: if you have most Priest (number 4) than anyone, you score 4 points.

Of course, each type of cards has some special effect that you can use during the game. To use a special effect, you just have to have most card of this type than your opponents. Example: if you have most Bankers (number 6) than anyone, you apply Banker special effect (take 1 additional "victory point" token at your turn).

The cards special effects are very interesting and for each game you'll have to be opportunistic considering your hands of cards.

Koryo is really a great game, and it's very fast too: you should definitely try it :)

As Koryo got a lot of success, Gary Kim and Moonster Games just released a new game in the same universe: Choson. If you like Koryo, we strongly encourage you to discover Choson.

The adaptation of Koryo for BGA has been developed by Romain Lahore-Carraté and Adrien Janssen (thank you!) using BGA Studio and finalized by the BGA team.

Board Game Arena would like to thank Moonster Games and Gary Kim for making possible to have Koryo here!

10/30/20143 comments

Soon on BGA...

"After days in the jungle, we finally found the ruins of a mysterious temple. Above the entrance, an old mosaic. We immediately felt this sign was important. Something was going to happen..."

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Good guessing :)

EDIT: second clue:

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10/25/201423 comments

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