Karma Chakra, a Buddhist Board Game

Karma Chakra is a game that teaches about Buddhism through it’s play, cards, and symbols.

Players move about the five wheels, learning about elements, form, poisons, and so on.

The goal of the game is to attain a rebirth as a Bodhisattva of the First Level (Great Joy) or at least a better rebirth than one’s current existence. There are no “winners” or “losers” in this game and whomever finishes first may not acquire the best rebirth. At the end of the game, players’ Sonam points (merit) are totalled to see what kind of rebirth he/she managed to get.

I’m unsure how a game that awards points can be considered a game with “no winner or losers”. But that’s the Buddha that isn’t the Buddha.


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