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Play Clues

  • The first type of clue is called a Play Clue.
  • The goal of Hanabi is to get all of the cards played on the stacks. Thus, we give Play Clues to each other to communicate that specific cards are playable.
  • Here, Alice clues red to Bob, touching a card on slot 2.
  • This is a message to "play this card". Thus, it must be the red 1 (because no red cards are played on the stacks yet).
AliceClue GiverClue GiverBob(1)
  • Play Clues can be given with either a color clue or a number clue.
  • Here, Alice clues number 1 to Bob, touching a card on slot 3.
  • Similar to before, this is a message to "play this card". Thus, it must be a yellow 1 or a blue 1 (since those are the only two 1's that are not played yet).
AliceClue GiverClue GiverBob1