Hanabi is the 2013 Essen Spiel des Jahres winner, where players work cooperatively to launch a spectacular firework display. Trouble is, it's dark out! Hanabi is simple – put coloured firework cards in order from 1 to 5 in front of you. If you don't have a card, don't worry, as an opponent probably does and you're all working together. Here's the twist – you don't know your cards, and can only see your opponents'! How can you ever know what card to put down? You can spend counters to give hints about the number or colour of an opponents' cards but careful, these run out too! While buying cheap fireworks might seem an easier ordeal, you can guarantee it isn't as frustratingly fun!
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