Ichi-Ni-San (一二三, lit. “One-Two-Three”) is a Hana-Awase variant for three players, with simple gambling rules. It is thought that the name of the game is in reference to the 1, 2, or 3 shares that are at stake each round, depending on how the round ends. This game is closely related to Ni-shi-roku and Saburokku.
The game only features 3 yaku: Four Brights, Poetry Ribbons, and Blue Ribbons. Play stops when one of the yaku are made, at which point the other players each pay the winner 3 shares for Four Brights or 2 shares for either of the Ribbon yaku. If all players run out of cards before a yaku is made, the player with the greatest number of card points receives 1 share from each other player.
The card values used in Ichi-Ni-San are completely standard, the same as used in Hachi-Hachi. Note that captured card values do not matter unless all players run out of cards before anyone has completed a yaku.
|Card Type||Value||Number in Deck|
|Value||Name of Yaku||Composition|
四光 [しこう, shikou]
赤短 [あかたん, akatan]
|The three Poetry Ribbons:
青短 [あおたん, aotan]
|The three Blue Ribbons: