Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 16:36:06 -0400
From: David Kuznick (email@example.com)
Try to get a hold of Hanafuda: The Flower Card Game, compiled by "Japan Publications", published by Nichibo Shuppan-Sha. ISBN: 0-87040-430-X
It has the rules for 5 games (including Koi-Koi).
I've seen it in Japnese Book Stores, and (believe it or not) the Japan Pavilion at EPCOT in Disney World. I believe they do mail order, but I leave it as an exercise to the reader to get in contact with them.
BTW, Games People Play here in Cambridge, MA sells "Go Stop", a Hanafuda deck with a set of rules which seem to be a slightly different version of Koi-Koi. It's produced by some guy here in MA (Go Stop Games, Springfield, MA (413) 736-9126) who shows up at the store some Saturdays to demonstrate "Go Stop" to passers-by. He's quite a character. Even has a Hanfuda shirt. :-)
-- David Kuznick
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