is one of the most popular card games in Korea. The game is played with
flower cards called "Hwa-t'u"
(known as "Hana-Fuda"
in Japan). Little is known about the origin of the game, but GoStop
is believed to have been introduced to Korea in the 19th century by
tradesmen from Tsushima Island, Japan. The deck consists of 48 cards
decorated with landscapes, flowers, or animals (see Cards)
and can be divided into 12 months comprising 4 cards each.
Although conceived for 2 or more players, the version available on
Yahoo! can only be played with 3 participants, as it is generally the case
in Korea - its huge popularity over there even led to the following
saying: "When 3 people gather, they are bound to play GoStop".
If you already know how to play GoStop
and just want to try out the Yahoo!
version, come and play with us! Never heard of GoStop
before? Join us and you will soon find out how addictive this card game