A lot of people are lamenting the delays of big-budget games, but some are pointing at the impending release of Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics on Switch and saying “relax.”
This low key release includes 51 classic board and card games to play, with a large focus on local play: with the screen serving as the board itself. As we near its launch, Nintendo just put out a video showcasing a few of the Mario franchise cosmetics you’ll be able to unlock for it, which you can view below. While the Mario playing cards are slick, viewers might also spot a mysterious card game with no numbers: it’s Hanafuda (“Flower Cards”)!
The history of Hanafuda is vast, but suffice to say that Nintendo actually had a hand in this industry many moons ago, and even released a special edition Hanafuda set for Club Nintendo members. I have that very set, and occasionally play it at home. If you’re interested, you can even learn to play it online.
Clubhouse Games will arrive on Switch on June 5.
Some of your favorites from the Mushroom Kingdom make an appearance with special Mario themed card decks in #ClubhouseGames: 51 Worldwide Classics! Unlock these decks for use in favorites like Texas Holdâ€™em, Matching, Speed, and more.https://t.co/y1PO1QJoNi pic.twitter.com/5VgUEqofEv
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 4, 2020