Card Game
2-4 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 3 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Ohanami, from designer Steffen Benndorf, is a compact card game that packs a big punch. This drafting game forces players to balance the risks and rewards of the cards they select each turn. Should you take a card that helps you or the card your opponent needs. The game also features three scoring rounds to keep players analyzing the value of each card throughout the game. Ohanami plays fast and has the right mix of risk management, tactical thinking, and competition.

Game Overview

Each player creates up to3 differentgardensbyallocating the different motifs on the cards to different gardens.Each garden consists of acolumnof cards that can only be extended at the ends. Each motif has avalue. The motifs ni each garden must alwaysbearranged numerical order.You can skipas many numbers as you likeand spread themotifs overthecolumnso fcards however youlike. The game has 3rounds and the gardens are valued afterevery round.Atthe end of the game, the players'gardens bloom magnificentlywith Japanese chery blossom, which si rewarded with evenmore points.

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Players must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Observation Observation
    Rewards careful watching with attention to details and behaviors in order to understand or arrive at a judgement.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Card Game
  • Designer(s): Steffen Benndorf
  • Published: 2019
  • Game Length: About 30 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • 2022 Mensa Recommended
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