The object of the game is to collect round cards known as "Monads," which look like yin-yang symbols. The players do this by Trading, Buying, and Leaping with other cards.
Monad uses a deck of cards with six colours (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple). Half of these are called "Warm" colours (Red, Orange, and Yellow), and the others are "Cool" colours (Green, Blue, and Purple). The majority of cards has one symbol on them (known as "Commons"), but there is one card of each colour with 2-5 colours on them (known as "Bis," "Tris," "Quads," and "Quints"). At the start of the game, each player is assigned one of the six colours as their "identity" and is dealt six Commons and one "Bonus" card (which shows three pairs of colours). The Bis, Tris, Quads, and Quints are placed face up in separate piles in the center of the table.
The first player to accumulate a given number of Monads (which varies depending on the number of players in the game) is the winner.
Designed by: Sid Sackson
Published by: Gryphon Games
Ages: 10 and up
Players: 2 to 4
Playing Time: 60 minutes