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Carsten Loehn
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I like to play Hanabi with my friends next week, but I am unable to get my hands on a copy so fast. In principle you don´t need more then a card set that contains 3x1, 2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 1x5 in 5 colours. Does anybody know another game that contains these cards (or somehow similiar, because it could go e.g. from 0-4 instead)? I went through half of my collection but didn´t find anything useful so far.
 
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What I would do is get four poker decks which you may be able to get pretty cheaply. For the first three decks you can use the normal cards to build a hanabi deck. From the fourth deck you can make the fifth suit using a stamp a stamp to set them apart from the other ones. This is something I did to test run Haggis



Then you can use the low cards for Hanabi and use the high cards for something like pinochle. I guess you could also use three tarot decks (do that have the 1-5's?)

Or maybe the cheapest and most thematic you can get a sharpie and mark up some basic lands from Magic the Gathering which has 5 suits (really 6 if you include artifacts, but all you need is 5).
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Two (or one, if you use face cards in place of ones) copies of Five Crowns? Three copies of Sticheln or Haggis?
 
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In my board gaming group people have constructed decks using three copies of the game Rage, which is sold at major chains stores. Not sure how easy you can get that one on Germany though.
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Presumably someone could make an Artscow deck? whistle

EDIT: Look what I found...

http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/hanabi-ikebana-...

Unfortunately, there are no multi-coloured cards because whoever uploaded it has done two 5s in each colour, rather than one.
 
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Or, y'all could just buy it from a legitimate source, so the proper people get paid...

It is available from two different publishers. Yes, it takes a trivial amount of time and effort to track it down, but that would seem to be a better option than actually pirating the game...

edit: and that deck has other issues...anyone that prints it as is is going to be disappointed by an unplayable mess.
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I have to agree that getting a copy is best. I got mine not so long ago. However "pirating" is too strong of a word for what has been mentioned here. Pirating would be to physically reproduce the game from the original source, with the original artwork and usually with the added intention of making profit out of that.

Getting a copy of Hanabi is not an easy task. There are currently three offerings of the game in the BGG system, two of them in Europe. The game is good, but I am not sure it is $30+ dollars good. None of the regular online stores for board games do offer it. I got my copy from http://www.gamesurplus.com after waiting for a few weeks for the order to actually come through.

I don't mean to disregard the fact that it is definitely better for people to strive to get the actual product, but given the fact this game is not easy or cost effective to come by I cannot blame those who look for alternatives.
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ousgg wrote:

Unfortunately, there are no multi-coloured cards because whoever uploaded it has done two 5s in each colour, rather than one.


The multicolored ones are seldomly used for regular Hanabi.

The extra 5s were probably just added to complete the 55 cards in a normal deck print.
 
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From what I understand it is being reprinted (just Hanabi without Ikebana) and will be more widely available in the US. I will most certainly be picking up said copy when it's available. But Juan makes a fair point, Habani is really more of a filler game. A game you toss into the cart to put you over the top for online shipping. it's not the sort of game you seek out or go to great lengths to track down... That doesn't make any difference morally or legally, but it does provide justification as to the "why" someone would do that.
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PrivateMeggido wrote:


The extra 5s were probably just added to complete the 55 cards in a normal deck print.


*That* misapprehension is why that deck is an unplayable mess in at least two different ways...
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I built a Hanabi deck tonight using MtG commons, some spare change, and the lid from a single-serving yogurt container. I wish the numbers were easier to read, but as long as you are careful with how you splay your cards, it works just fine.



Card List:
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Red: Falter (1), Scrap (2), Lay Waste (3), Lava Axe (4), Heat Ray(5)
Blue: Cloak of Mists (1), Catalog (2), Pendrell Drake (3), Bubbling Beebles (4), Power Sink (5)
White: Disenchant (1), Pegasus Charger (2), Path of Peace (3), Ardent Militia (4), Excise (5)
Black: Unworthy Dead (1), Looming Shade (2), Unnerve (3), Hollow Dogs (4), Soul Strings (5)
Green: Aeridian (1), Cave Tiger (2), Argothian Swine (3), Blanchwood Treefolk (4), Choking Vines (5)

Exact cards don't really matter. I just picked the first set of cards from each color that I could find that had the required value. I used X's as 5's because I couldn't find any 5 casting cost cards in my set of commons.
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Yup that works!
 
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I badly wanted to try this game but can't find it anywhere.

In looking through my collection, the answer suddenly became so obvious that I felt stupid.


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA



Yes cards are small but it will do until I can find the game.
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selwyth wrote:
I badly wanted to try this game but can't find it anywhere.

In looking through my collection, the answer suddenly became so obvious that I felt stupid.


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA



Yes cards are small but it will do until I can find the game.


wow!
I was thinking about multiple Parade decks, but I remembered the three 1's. I may try this.
 
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I'll just throw in a mention of my rethemed version, available on Artscow.
 
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I used Morff, which is available on Amazon for $8.



There are only two copies of each card in each colour, but I just use 7s as the third 1s.

I will certainly buy a real copy as soon as it is available in the UK - marvellous game.

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I have a better version of Hanabi & Ikebana... is a similar design, but with added letters below the numbers for the color blind
ej. b, y, g, k, r...
also a different back.

I use to have a copy of the game, but give it aways as a gift, since then i was trying to buy another for me, but is OOP.... so i made this set,
if some one is interested and Antoine Bauza doesnt care i can share the designs..



 
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A friend of ours built it out of an UNO deck. Everything you need is there except the 5th suit, which you can make by remarking the wilds with a whiteout pen. This will be the black suit. I don't believe they have the multicolored cards, but they aren't typically used in Hanabi anyway.

Find these at the thrift store for less than a $1, so well worth it!
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