Nintendo was founded 133 years ago today

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Picky point: hanafuda is not just a game, but also the style of playing card used to play it, which can also be used to play other games. A hanafuda deck has 48 cards, split into 12 suits, each named for a month of the year and associated with a flower (hanafuda means “flower cards”). They can be very beautiful.

Nintendo still makes them:

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They did sorta look back (or combine the two). Nintendo Clubhouse Games for the Switch includes a good Hanafuda game (with an unlockable Mario themed deck!)

ETA: Go look at the second link in @SheiffFatman 's post above! I did not realize they were linking to an article about this very game!

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