Roku-Tan (六短, lit. “Six Ribbons”) is a Hana-Awase variant for two players, with simple gambling rules. It is thought that the name of the game is in reference to the only yaku in the game which consists of 6 Ribbon cards.
The Dealer deals 8 cards to each player and 8 cards on the field, just like in Koi-koi.
Play stops when a player obtains 6 Ribbon cards. The player is paid 3 shares by the other player.
For the purpose of the yaku, all 4 Willow cards are considered Ribbon cards. (In total, 13 of the 48 cards of a standard Hanafuda deck are considered Ribbons)
If all players run out of cards before the yaku is made, the player with the greater number of card points is paid 2 shares by the other player.
Optional: You may also play such that the dealer deals 10 cards to each player and 8 cards on the field. In this case, all cards of the deck will be used, and it will be impossible to run out of cards without a player obtaining 6 ribbon cards.
The card values used in this game 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 the yaku.
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Nana-Tan (七短, lit. “Seven Ribbons”) is a game that is identical to Roku-Tan, except that the yaku consists of 7 Ribbon cards instead of 6.