The object of the game is to score as many points as possible by winning point cards and forming combinations. Point cards have a graphic in addition to a flower or plant design, and are won by matching that flower or plant design. For example, the Cactus by itself is a zero-point card, but the Cactus with Stork is worth 20 points. If the Cactus Stork is in the center-pile, you can throw any Cactus card from your hand to match and win it. Or if you have the Cactus Stork in your hand and there is a Cactus card in the center-pile, then you should throw the Stork to match and win it. This freeware computer version features authentic cards, decent computer AI, and a good on-line help that explains the basic rules. Overall, WinHanafuda is a faithful reproduction of a fascinating Japanese pastime that more people should know about, even though it will take a while to familiarize yourself with the cards. The latest version includes neat card animations and sound effects, and allows you to play head-to-head with friends over the Internet in the registered version. Try out the 30-day free trial version today. Two thumbs up, way up!