Kiki's Koi-Koi offers a classic Japanese card game with bright graphics, an intuitive interface, and just the right balance of strategy and luck to pass the time away. Oh, and it stars a fish.
WHAT IS KOI-KOI?
Koi-Koi is a simple two-player card game played with the colorful Japanese cards known as Hanafuda. Match cards from your hand to those on the table to make sets or call "Koi-Koi" to press your luck for more points. But watch out! Your opponent may score bonus points from your risk-taking. How far are you willing to test the fates?
DESIGNED FOR ALL PLAYERS
Is this your first time playing Koi-Koi? Kiki's got you covered. She can walk you through a full hand of play and show you the ropes. Or if you'd prefer to dive in, skip the tutorial and start up a game against Kiki herself. She'll show you which cards you can match, getting you on your feet instantly.
Or perhaps you're a seasoned pro. Well, Kiki's been training for a long time, waiting for this day to arrive. She's ready to play and can't wait for you to step up to the table. Do you have what it takes to defeat the reigning Fish League champion? (That's what Kiki calls herself, by the way.)
STEP ASIDE, KIKI
If you've got a friend with you, the two of you can play against each other with just one device. Pass the game back and forth and see who's the real Koi-Koi Master.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- "This app helped me to master Hanafuda. You won't be disappointed."
- "This game is by far the best way of getting into and learning the game. I've learned more in 2 rounds on this game then I have in all the other things before this."
- "A more challenging alternative to simple, mindless card games like solitaire."
Hey there, Kiki fans! Your favorite Hanafuda-loving fish is here with a fresh new look. It's the same Koi-Koi action you know and love, but better than ever!
- 64-bit support
- Beautiful, refreshed graphics
- Updated soundtrack
- Enhanced hand summary screen
- Are you a professional by now? You can turn off the in-game hints!
Ratings and Reviews
Fun Card Game
I've just recently got Nintendo hanafurda cards and the instructions that came with the deck left me with a lot of questions.
This app has been very helpful in teaching me how to play koi-koi. What struck me the most about this app is that is has a very simple but cute user interface for it. During my search for a koi-koi app, I was afraid of being stuck with something that had the quality of a flash game, but this game is exactly what I expect from a good quality app.
The game also lets you know what combos you are close to collecting and if you flip your ipad/ipod over it'll showcase the various combos you can collect in case you forget.
I have found using this app for multiplayer very useful as well, for those times when my sister and I want to play but we don't want to get the cards out. After you complete your turn, a window pops up displaying the cards you've collected/flipped over and a message saying to pass it to the other player. That way you both can't see each other's cards.
Excellent Koi Koi game
I was lucky enough to receive an actual deck of japanese hanafuda cards, and wanted to learn how to play koi koi. Ive read sites, played many other koi koi games and watched videos.
This game is by far the best way of getting into and learning the game. Ive learned more in 2 rounds on this game then i have in all the other things before this. Very impressed, im now understanding how to see and play for sets of cards!
Thank you very much to the developer for making this, i cant wait to play with my actual cards!
I used to play this with my Mom as a kid but we called it Sakura. Same game and after playing this game a few days I am picking it up quickly and learning it as I go along. Perfect game for beginners or relearning the game (like me). Great graphics but I do hope that we could have different theme sets or maybe change the background. I will add this on my Moms phone so hopefully we will get to play against friends also.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thanks for the kind words. Really glad to hear you're enjoying the game!
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.