For 2-5 players, ages 8+, playing time around 25 minutes.
NOTE: This Deluxe edition comes with "Mah Jong" style tiles instead of the cards in the standard edition.
Hanabi - named for the Japanese word for 'fireworks' - is a cooperative game in which players try to create the perfect fireworks show by placing the tiles on the table in the right order.
The tiles consists of five different colors of tiles, numbered 1-5 in each color. For each color, the players try to place a row in the correct order from 1-5. Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite, as in this game you keep your tiles so that they're visible only to other players. To assist other players in playing a tile, you must give them hints regarding the numbers or the colors of their tiles. Players must act as a team to avoid errors and to finish the fireworks display before they run out of tiles.
An extra suit of tiles, rainbow colored, is also provided for advanced or variant play.