MatsuKiri

Hanafuda type. 1 deck. No redeal.

Object

Move all cards to the foundation.

Rules

The cards can only be moved to the foundation as entire suits, in order. As in Oonsoo, the third and fourth rank cards are interchangable for all suits except Rain. Only first rank cards can play on the canvas. First build the suits on the tableau. Then pick up all four cards at once and drop them on the foundation. The foundation will only accept a completed suit if the internal rank order is correct and it's played in suit order. Plum after Pine, Phoenix after Rain, etc. Stacks in the tableau can be moved if the cards in the stack are in order or not. There can be no more than twelve cards in a row. The play in this game is similar to Seahaven Towers, except there are no reserve stacks.

This game can have "unbeatable" deals. For instance, if the second rank card of suit "a" is on the first rank card of suit "b", and the second rank card of "b" is on the first rank card of "a", neither second rank card can be moved. You've lost. It's also possible to play yourself into a similar situation.

Strategy

Hint: try to build more than one suit on the tableau at a time.

Author

This game and documentation has been written by T. Kirk and is part of the official PySol distribution.

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