- Min. Number of Players:2
- Max. Number of Players:2
- Type of player:For beginners, For couples, For family, For anybody
- Age Level:10+
- Game Type:Logic
- Play time:30min to 1h
- Mechanics:Card drafting, Hand management
Mandala - a symbol of an ancient and sacred ritual. The colored sand is decomposed in such a way as to create a symbolic map of the world, and then the system is destroyed in a special ceremony, and the sand itself is thrown into the river.
In the Mandala 2-player card game you will do your best to score more points than your opponent. The problem is that you'll only determine the value of individual cards during the game! So you have to develop strategies and carefully lay out the colored cards in such a way as to get the most out of the collected sets.
What is it about?
On the canvas playing mat we find two mandalas which are our play area. Each of them is divided into a common zone and two parts belonging to the players. This means that each participant can play cards in two common areas and two parts of the mandala on their side of the table.
During the game we will add cards from our hand to the selected mandala. Each player can only act in his own area and in the common area, but beware - only cards from the common area will be used for scoring! Certain restrictions apply to the lecture: one color may appear in the mandala only once. If we want to add a card of the color that is already on the mandala, we have to add it to the other one. In practice, this means that the color on the opponent's side can no longer be added to this mandala.
When a set of 6 colors appears on one of the mandala, it is destroyed. Cards from the players' spaces are discarded, and those from the middle are divided among the players. One by one, the players choose a color and add all the cards from their pool to that color. Here, the point value of each color is determined: the first one we draw will be worth 1 point for each card we have, the second for 2, etc.
The game ends when one of the players has all 6 suits or the pile of cards is exhausted.
Why will you love this game?
- This is one of those titles that we learn quickly (often during the game), and the real possibilities lie in skilful planning. We must use the available cards wisely to collect as many points as possible on the one hand, and to give the opponent the smallest possible chance to implement their plans on the other.
- Mandala is a very neutral title: it has no plot and no self-imposed atmosphere, which makes it even more universal. We can safely offer it to children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.
- The game pleases the eye thanks to its unusual design - instead of a classic cardboard board, we have an aesthetic, linen mat on which we lay the cards.
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