Hanabi is a cooperative game, which means that all players play together as a team. They try to place their firework cards in the right order, sorted by colours and numbers. But nobody can see the front of his own hand cards and, therefore, everybody is dependent on the information given by his teammates.
Hanabi stands out due to its originality and exciting game play.
Thanks to its unprecedented mix of collaborative, communicative and deductive game elements, Hanabi was awarded Game of the Year 2013 by the “Spiel des Jahres” jury. Everybody holding the cards the wrong way around is not only a most unusual sight, but also promotes the concentrated interaction of the players. It is fascinating to watch how the groups harmonise better from game to game and learn to draw the right conclusions from wisely given hints. Success in creating a legendary firework of cards brings satisfaction to all involved. This was the explanation of the jury.