OBJECTIVE OF FUJI FLUSH: The first player to push all of their cards through wins the game 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 – 8 players 

CONTENTS: 90 playing cards, Instructions 

TYPE OF GAME: Hand Shedding Card Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 8+ 


Fuji Flush is a hand shedding card game from designer Friedemann Friese.  In this game, players are playing cards from their hand 


 Fuji Flush uses a 90 card deck.  The cards rank 2 up through 20 with no 10’s, 13’s, 17’s, 18’s, or 19’s.  The cards are distributed in a unique way. 


For a game with 3-6 players, shuffle and deal six cards to each person.  For a 7-8 player game, each player receives five cards. 

The rest of the cards are placed face down to form a draw pile.   


Determine who will go first.  That player chooses one card from their hand and places it face up in front of them.  They may play any card they want.   

Continuing left around the table, each player also chooses one card from their hand and places face up in front of them. 


As soon as a card that is higher ranked than one or more previous cards is played, those previous cards are beaten.  They are removed from play and placed in a discard pile near the draw pile.  Those cards have been flushed down the drain.  The players who had to flush their cards must now draw one from the draw pile. The drawn cards are added to their hands. 

Cards that are the same rank or higher as the played cards stay in play. 


Once it is a player’s next turn, if their card is still in front of them on the table, they have pushed that card through.  They may discard it without drawing another card.  Their hand is now one card smaller.  They then take their turn and play one card from their hand to the table. 


If a card is played with a number that someone else has already played to the table, the cards are all combined to form a higher number.  Any cards ranked lower than that combined number (not including the cards that were combined) are flushed down the drain.  The players who had to flush their cards draw and play continues. 

If a player puts a card down that matches the total value of a previous combination, it does not get added to that combination.  Only individual cards with a matching rank are added together. 

Once a player who was part of a combination pushes their card through, all other players with the same ranking card also pushes theirs through.  This is done in turn order.  These players do not draw cards.  The player who pushed through first now takes their normal turn. 


Play continues as described until one player gets rid of all the from their hand AND the card that is face up in front of them. 


The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game.  It is possible for a player to win while someone else is taking their turn.  It is also possible for multiple people to win at the same time. 

Mark Ball
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