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Jake Adams
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Has anyone ever tried playing Hanabi with cards from another game, or found a game that includes the necessary number of cards to play? I'm interested in doing a few playthroughs before I try to convince the wife we need to buy another game.

I tried playing with Uno cards, but was limited to 4 colors, and only 2 1's instead of 3. Still, it worked ok for 2 players. I've also considered 3 decks of normal playing cards, but you'd still be limited to 4 suits instead of 5. Other trick-taking games seem promising, but don't have the requisite duplicate numbers.

Edit: I'd consider a print and play, but it's much easier if I already have some cards ready to go, and don't have to deal with hard to shuffle homemade cutouts.
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There is another thread on this. I know Five Crowns came up as an option. I'm on my phone or else I'd look it up.
 
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Jake Adams
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Found it. Thanks!
 
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It's not an expensive game.
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We used basic lands from Magic: the Gathering with post-its that had numbers on them in the sleeves for awhile.
 
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First rule of boardgame purchasing:

Buy first, convince later.
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You could use three decks of normal playing cards and use, say, face cards for the fifth suit. If I had a color printer, I would probably just do print and play, though. When you do it that way, it's easier if you sleeve the printouts with normal cards, instead of playing directly with your homemade cutouts. I apologize if that's obvious information, but your comment on shuffling made me think you hadn't thought of sleeves.
 
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If it's just about testing if you like the game. You can see if you like the game with 4 colors. All that effort for a little card game you could just buy for cheap?
 
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Steve Cates
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Five crowns:
In each of 5 suits
(3) Face cards
(2) 3's 4's 5's
(1) 6

You have to change the order to Face-3-4-5-6 and use poker chips. Very little effort, if you already have the cards.
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I introduced this to my wife using Five Crowns cards, which was okay, but it was strange going from (2-6) instead of (1-5).
We then got the actual game which is much better.
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Fergus Hadley
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I've been wondering if you could play it with the Decktet but haven't figured out how yet. Ay ideas?
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Also could be played with 2 or 3 sets of Haggis or Lost Cities cards. Also could be played with 4 decks of identical regular playing cards:

Deck 1: the A-5 of each suit
Deck 2: the A-4 of each suit
Deck 3: the A of each suit
Deck 4: Three aces, Two 2,3,and 4s, and one 5, and transform all of their suits into a big black circle

But we're not talking about playing Warhammer here - the original game only costs like 10-12 dollars, so it is probably just as cost effective to buy the original rather than messing around.
 
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