Gionbana YirGame


Released December 16, 1994 · consists of 1 releases.

A digitized hanafuda card game for the Super Famicom, including Koi-Koi, Hana-Awase, and Ochio-Kabu. It also features party board game modes, allowing players to play rounds of Koi-Koi to determine who rolls next.


First release date December 16, 1994
Platform Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Developer Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd.
Publisher Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd.
Genre Card Game
Franchises Gionbana
Aliases Gion Bana Gion Hana



Gionbana (loosely translated to "Gion Flower") is a hanafuda card game published by Nichibutsu for the Super Famicom exclusively in Japan on December 16, 1994.

Named for the geisha district of Gion in Kyoto, Gionbana is a successor to the 1989 arcade eroge of the same name, removing some of the arcade elements (including the power-up system) and all erotic elements while adding a variety of new game modes.

One of the game's main elements is its e-sugoroku modes (one-player "Battle Mode" and multiplayer "Party Mode"), where players race each-other to the end of the board while using games of Koi-Koi to determine who goes next and how many points they transfer (which can lead to an early game over). It also includes Free Battle and Tournament modes, which not only use Koi-Koi, but also Hana-Awase and Ochio-Kabu (the latter with either hanafuda or kabufuda cards).

The game received a sequel for the Sony PlayStation, also named Gionbana, a year later.


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Specific release details

Platform Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Region Japan
Publisher Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd.
Release date N/A
Product code None
Company code SHVC-AHFJ-JPN
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

Relate to Gionbana



A PS1 successor to the Super Famicom digital hanafuda card game of the same name. It features a new Story Mode, as well as a guide to the included games (Koi-Koi and Ochio-Kabu).

Gionbana 2: Kanazawa Fumiko Hen

Gionbana 2: Kanazawa Fumiko Hen

The sequel to the PS1 hanafuda game Gionbana, bringing both Koi-Koi and Oicho-Kabu into full 3D while adding a new Story Mode that features the voice of idol Fumiko Kanazawa.