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John Cooper, Kory Heath, Kristin Matherly, Jacob Davenport (original), Peter Strait (variation)
Agnostica, a simplified version of Gnostica, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Zark City cards.
:Players Players: 2 - 5
:Time Length: Long
:Complexity Complexity: High
Trios per color: 3 (5 for the complex game)
Number of colors: 1 per player
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 1 per player
Five-color sets: 3 (5 for the complex game)
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
deck of Zark City cards, Color die
Setup time: 5 minutes
Playing time: 45
45 Min
0.75 Hr
- 120 minutes
2 Hr
Strategy depth: High
Random chance: Medium
Game mechanics: Modular board, Card game
Theme: Mystical
BGG Link:
Status: Complete (v1.2), Year released: 2016

A variant of Gnostica which replaces the powers of the Major Arcana cards with random effects from rolling the Color die.


  • Tarot suits are replaced with their French equivalents (Cups = Hearts, Rods = Clubs, Discs = Diamonds, Swords = Spades)
  • The new Stars suit replaces the Major Arcana cards
  • When a Stars card is activated or played, the Color die is rolled twice, with the powers available dictated by the outcome
    • Normal suits keep the same powers, a Star allow discarding and drawing cards or swapping hands, and a Wild 'powers up' the other die roll
  • There is an optional 'simple' mode played with three trios per player where orientation is ignored

External Links

Rules on BGG