Cheeky Parrot is proud to have brought this clever competitive card game to New Zealand.
Set in a karmic universe, Karmaka plays out over multiple lives (rounds).
Players begin as lowly Dung Beetles. In life after life (hand after hand) they climb their way up the Karmic Ladder, racing to see who will achieve Transcendence first! During each life players work toward three ends:
• Score enough points to climb the Ladder and keep up with rivals.
• Stash a good selection of cards to their Future Life. These will be the opening hand next life.
• Play cards for their abilities to help oneself or to hinder others.
A key tension in Karmaka is that after you play a card for its ability, a rival may take it for their future life, so this life’s actions may return to haunt you in the next…
Score points to ascend while sowing the seeds of your next life, and – if necessary – sabotage your rivals. But remember, what goes around comes around, and your actions have consequences in this life…and the next.
Karmaka is the creation of Hemisphere Games of Canada and was the subject of a Kickstarter campaign in early 2016 that achieved over 1100% of its target.
Karmaka’s official Kiwi release date was October 7, 2016 (first in the world). We sold out our first shipment in late 2017. Some copies may still be available at our retailers. If and when Hemisphere reprint, we will try to bring in additional copies.
2-4 players, age 10+ (box is labeled 14+), 45 minutes