Hanabi is a great easy to learn and very accessible cooperative memory and deduction card game for 2-5 players.
Hanabi, the Japanese word for fireworks, is all about putting on the best possible firework show for your audience. The game is played with a deck of cards consisting of numbers 1-5, each of which in 5 different colors. Each player is dealt a hand of 5 cards, but the catch is they may not look at them. Instead, the players hold the cards facing their fellow players. Players must give each other clues and use some good old fashioned deduction to play their cards correctly. Players will need to collectively play their cards in increasing order, and by color. The game ends when either the players have completed all 5 sets, run out of cards in the draw deck, or made three errors during the game. They then total their score and see how close they are to a perfect 25.
Winner of 2013 Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) Award
Playtime: 25 Minutes
Players: 2-5 Players
Designer: Antoine Bauza
Artist: Antoine Bauza, Gérald Guerlais, Albertine Ralenti