Chakra - General game info
Chakra
2-4 players, 30 minutes, 8 years and older
AuthorLuka Krleza
IllustratorClaire Conan
Published byBLAM!
Online since 2020-01-17
Developed byBart De Cock (be_com4)
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Chakra - Rules
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Chakra

Fuel, align, and harmonize your Chakras. To this end, you must capture the universe’s positive energy, while alleviating the negative.

Game Components
1
Common “Lotus” board
4
Individual boards
96
Energy crystals
1
Universe bag
20
Inspiration tokens
8
Plenitude tokens
28
Meditation tokens
1
First player token
Setup
  • Each player gets their individual board and 5 Inspiration tokens
  • For each player in the game, place 3 energy of each of the 8 colours in the bag
  • Randomly place 1 face down Plenitude token on each of the 7 Karma spaces
  • Place 1 energy, randomly drawn from the Universe bag, on each of the 9 Maya spaces
  • Give the First player token to the start player

Each player connects the two parts of their individual board. They get 5 Inspiration tokens , which they place on the bottom of their board.

For each player in the game, place 3 energy of each of the 8 colours in the bag:
In all, you place 24 energy per player in the bag.
Note : in 2- and 3-player games, put the unused energy back into the box.


The common Lotus board is placed within reach of all players.
Randomly place 1 face down Plenitude token on each of the 7 Karma spaces (top of the board). The 8th Plenitude token is put back into the box, without revealing its value.

Place 1 energy, randomly drawn from the Universe bag, on each of the 9 Maya spaces (bottom of the board).


All the Meditation tokens are placed next to the Lotus board. Each player closes their eyes and randomly takes one of the Meditation tokens, which they place on their board, next to the Chakra of the same colour.

From this moment on, and at any time during the game, the players can secretly look at the value of the Plenitude tokens for which they have the corresponding Meditation token.
Note: each token shows a value from 1 to 4, which indicates the number of Plenitude points that a player wins when they have harmonized the corresponding Chakra (cf. scoring).


Give the First player token to the player who looks the most stressed.

Goal of the game
Place three energy of the right colour on the corresponding Chakras.
The end of the game is triggered when a player has at least five harmonized Chakras at the end of their turn.
Reach the highest level of plenitude by placing three energy of the right colour on the corresponding Chakras.
The end of the game is triggered when a player has at least five harmonized Chakras at the end of their turn.
Game Play
During their turn, the player performs one of these 3 actions:
  • Receive energy
  • Channel energy
  • Meditate
During their turn, the player performs one of these 3 actions:

Receive energy

OR

Channel energy

OR

Meditate


then, the next player’s turn begins.
Receive energy
  1. Take max. 3 energy from same column; all different colors, black is mandatory
  2. Place all energy in the same location on the Bhagya Bubbles or directly on an available Chakra
  3. Refill with new energy from the bag

TAKE

The player takes 1, 2, or 3 energy of different colours from the same Maya Flow
If a player wants to take energy from a flow that shows at least 1 negative energy (black), they must take it, with or without other energy of different colours.


Important Except for the negative energy, a player cannot have more than 3 energy of the same colour on their board. If the players realize that one of them has 4 of the same-coloured energy on their board, the player to their right chooses which one of these 4 energy must be immediately put back in the Universe bag.


PLACE

All the energy that a player has taken must be placed in the same location:

  • either on the Bhagya Bubbles, above the purple Chakra; each bubble can hold only one energy;
  • or directly on a Chakra, after having placed an Inspiration token in the notch next to the Chakra; each Chakra can hold up to 3 energy.

If there is already an Inspiration token in the notch, placing energy directly on this Chakra is no longer allowed.


REFILL

Refill the empty spaces of the Lotus board with new energy from the Universe bag.

According to ancient traditions, our vital energy must run freely through our body, passing through all of our seven energy points, called Chakras. Balance is attained by harmonizing one’s Chakras, and taking care that none of them become blocked.
MULADHARA
Courage
SVADHISHTHANA
Creativity
MANIPURA
Discernment
ANAHATA
Love
VISHUDDA
Communication
AJNA
Intuition
SAHASRARA
Spirituality
Channel energy
The player places one of their Inspiration tokens on one of the 8 Inspiration spaces of their board, if there is no token on it yet. Then, they perform the corresponding action.
  • All the moves indicated by the chosen action must be performed.
  • A move is allowed only if there is a free space on each Chakra that you move into.
  • The indicated moves are not simultaneous: the player chooses in which order they are performed.
  • If a Chakra is harmonized, an energy can “skip” this Chakra and not count this space as part of the number of moves it can make.

A Chakra is harmonized when a player has collected 3 energy of its colour on it.

When a negative energy (black) reaches the “Earth”, this energy is considered as alleviated.


The player places one of their Inspiration tokens on one of the 8 Inspiration spaces of their board, if there is no token on it yet. Then, they perform the corresponding action.

MOVEMENT RULES

  • All the moves indicated by the chosen action must be performed. If this is not possible, this action cannot be chosen.
  • A move is allowed only if there is a free space on each Chakra that you move into. Example 1: the orange energy cannot be moved.
  • The indicated moves are not simultaneous: the player chooses in which order they are performed. Example 2: with the action , they can move the red energy down, and then the green energy can go up.
  • If a Chakra is harmonized, an energy can “skip” this Chakra and not count this space as part of the number of moves it can make. Example 3: with the action , the orange energy can now move down directly to the yellow Chakra.


ACTIONS
Move three energy down by one Chakra (  ).
Move one energy down by two Chakras, and another energy by one Chakra (  ).
Move one energy down by three Chakras (  ).
Move one energy up by two Chakras (  ).
Move two energy up by one Chakra (  ).
In the desired order, move one energy down and move another energy up by one Chakra (  ).
Move one energy up OR down by one Chakra (  ).
Discard one alleviated energy into the box, and then choose one energy from the Universe bag. You must place it in an available Bhagya Bubble.


HARMONIZE A CHAKRA

A Chakra is harmonized when a player has collected 3 energy of its colour on it. Important! If an Inspiration token was placed in the notch next to the harmonized Chakra, the player immediately takes it back.



ALLEVIATE A NEGATIVE ENERGY

When a negative energy (black) reaches the “Earth” (the area under the red Chakra), this energy is considered as alleviated. The number of alleviated energy that the “Earth” can hold is unlimited.

Meditate
  1. Take back all their Inspiration tokens placed on Inspiration spaces
  2. Choose a new Meditation token

When a player meditates, they perform these 2 actions:

TAKE

They take back all their Inspiration tokens placed on Inspiration spaces. Important! Meditating does not allow a player to take back the Inspiration tokens placed in the notches next to the Chakras.


LOOK

They choose a new Meditation token, place it on their individual board next to the same-coloured Chakra, and secretly look at the corresponding Plenitude token. Note: a player can meditate even if all their Inspiration tokens have not been used.

Game End
The end of the game is triggered when a player has at least five harmonized Chakras at the end of their turn. The current round is finished, allowing all players the same number of turns (check the First player token for a reminder).
Final Scoring
  1. 1 to 4 plenitude points for each harmonized Chakra
  2. 1 plenitude point for each alleviated energy;
  3. The player(s) with the most Chakras aligned from the bottom to the top gain(s) 2 plenitude points
The 7 Plenitude tokens placed on the Lotus board are revealed and each player counts their plenitude level.

The players gain:

  • 1 to 4 plenitude points for each harmonized Chakra;
  • 1 plenitude point for each alleviated energy;
    Note: any negative energy still on the player’s board does not count as negative points.
  • Harmonization bonus: Each player counts, on their board, the number of aligned, harmonized Chakras, from the bottom to the top. The player(s) with the most Chakras thus aligned gain(s) 2 plenitude points
Aishwarya has:
  1. harmonized 5 Chakras,
  2. aligned 2 Chakras,
  3. alleviated 2 energy.
Plenitude Levels
20 or more plenitude points: You are The Wise One: you have reached spiritual enlightenment! Now you must inspire your loved ones…
17 to 19 plenitude points: You are a Great Disciple: the pupil will soon surpass the master!
14 to 16 plenitude points: You are the Blue Butterfly, ready to take flight. You only need a few more flaps of your wings!
11 to 13 plenitude points: You are the Chrysalis, ready to emerge.
8 to 10 plenitude points: Work in progress… you are the Small Cocoon.
Less than 8 plenitude points: Run for a lavender-and-chamomile herbal tea, take a hot bath, and RELAX! Stress should never win.
Each color of energy comes with its own form. You can see the different forms next to the Universe Bag.
Next to the player info, you can follow the progress of the game:
  • indicates the number of available Inspiration tokens.
  • indicates the number of harmonized Chakras.

Is it possible to move coloured energy into the “earth” area?

No. Only the negative (black) energy “goes back” to the earth.

Is it possible to move up energy into a Bhagya Bubble?

No. You may place energy into the Bhagya Bubbles only when performing the “Receive energy” action.

Is it possible to “disharmonize” a Chakra?

No. Once a Chakra contains 3 energy of the required colour, you cannot move this energy any more.

Is it possible to move energy once it is alleviated?

No.

Is it possible to get the Harmonization bonus with only the red Chakra harmonized?

Yes. In case multiple players have the most Chakras aligned from the bottom to the top, they all receive the Harmonization bonus

Can a player place their 5 Inspiration tokens into the notches?

Yes... if the 5th token allows you to place the 3rd required energy on a Chakra, thus harmonizing it, and allowing you to get back your Inspiration token immediately. No in any other case, you wouldn’t be able to perform any other action until the end of the game.
 
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