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  • The name made more sense before Nintendo got into the video game business; it opened in 1889 to make hanafuda cards, a type of Japanese playing cards decorated with floral designs.

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  • Nintendo started out more than 100 years ago as a company that made Japanese playing cards called hanafuda.

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  • Among those belongings was an amazing collection of retro gaming hardware, once a glittering array of the medium's past, now a worthless pile of mud-soaked plastic and chipboards and rare Nintendo hanafuda cards.


  • When I say long before, I mean long before ... as in back to 1889 when the company was founded and they produced hanafuda cards.

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  • We'll be right as rain once we can finally finish claiming our Nintendo hanafuda cards!



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