Update: Sefirot has launched on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 31 days. You may back either the board game or just the tarot deck. Art prints, enamel pins and an artbook are also available.
Our preview post below was published on March 17.
Sefirot is a 1-2 player card game in which you are trying to face the challenges of fate represented by the Major Arcana of the tarot. It uses a 78-card mini tarot deck which will also be available to order in full size separately. It will launch on Kickstarter on March 24.
The game board features the structure of the Tree of Life, and you will be placing the cards on its spheres (called sephiroth in Hebrew) as you play. In the solo mode, you will first shuffle the deck and draw a hand of 4 cards. If you draw a Major Arcana card, you may place it on one of the spheres of the Tree, and draw one new card to replenish your hand.
Minor Arcana cards can be placed on the 3 Seers space at the bottom of the Tree. If one or more Minor Arcana cards total up to 10, 20, or 30 in value, they can be moved onto any of the Major Arcana cards that you have already placed on the Tree. For example, if you have a 9 of pentacles and an Ace of cups in the Seers location, these two cards together equal 10. You can move the 9 e.g. on the Hermit card on the Tree (the Hermit is the 9th Major Arcana card), and send the Ace either on another Major Arcana card or on an empty Grace Field on the side of the board.
Your goal is to cover up each Major Arcana with Minor Arcana cards of its exact value. If there are no empty Grace Fields and you cannot place your cards anywhere else, you lose the game. You win if you have successfully placed all the cards from the deck on the Tree.