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The 5 Save

  • In Hanabi, there is only one copy of each 5. So, we need to stop players from discarding them.
  • We agree that 5's should be saved with a number 5 clue. This is called a 5 Save.
  • In the example below:
    • Alice clues Bob number 5, which touches a single 5 on slot 5.
    • Before this clue, Bob did not have any clued cards in his hand.
    • Since the clue was focused on his chop, Bob knows that this must be a 5 Save on the 5. It can be any 5 in the game.
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