Gnostica

Gnostica
John Cooper, Kory Heath, Kristin Matherly, Jacob Davenport
The close of a short game of Gnostica with the Fergus Hall deck
Gnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards.
:Players Players: 2 - 6
:Time Length: Long
:Complexity Complexity: High
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 1 per player
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 1 per player
Five-color sets: 5
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
deck of Tarot cards
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: Gnostica
Status: Complete (v1.0), Year released: 2001

Gnostica is a complete rework of Zarcana which retains the theme and core mechanic, but feels very different. It is more tactical, more aggressive, less random, and more streamlined. For some people, these are all advantages, while others prefer the slower paced, more random, more quirky Zarcana.

Gnostica was published in Hypothermia #14.

See Also

  • Pantopia—Gnostica-inspired game using Aquarius cards
  • Dectana—Gnostica-inspired game using Decktet cards
  • Zark City—Gnostica-inspired game using normal playing cards
    • Unocitta—Zark City variant using Uno cards
  • Agnostica—Gnostica variant using a Zark City deck

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