Each of the assembled philosophers began searching
What is NOT ‘me’.
Be on guard, though. Other philosophers might not be your companion. If you continue to prospect wrong, you may lapse into ego disruption.
Will you be able to find true selves?
A rule book(this paper)
4correlation diagram cards
20 game cards
(1)Number of stratum
There are ‘I’,’Ⅱ’,’Ⅲ’ ornone.
‘Ⅲ’cards are called
It is written on the blue side
of the cards. You read it
out loud when you reveal your
■Blue positionandRed position
Every card is colored with red and
blue.When the blue side is up, it is
called ‘Blue position’.
When the red side is up, it is called
The Actions in detail
Shuffle nine ‘Self cards’ face down,
draw a card each, and standit on the
card holder, without checking your
‘Self cards’(as shown right).
Shuffle all the remaining cards,
Make a pile and place it face down
in the center of playing area.
Draw two cards each, which will be one’s hand.
The person who has cared to take self-discovery most recently will be the starting player. The person on the left will be the next player.
One round finishes when every player has played
The player reveal a card at the Blue position in front of oneself, declaring”I am not ~~！”,which is written on the blue side of the card. Other members will judge whether the declaration is True or False.
If the declaration was true, the card stays in the Blue position. If it was false, other members tell the player”You are wrong.”, and replace the card in the Red position.Check out the correlation diagram to see which ‘Self card’ belongs to what category.
A Casablanca is Plant
as well as Flower.
But is not Vertebrate, Animal, Bird,Tree or other ‘Self cards’.
‘Ego’ belongs to nowhere.
Now the left player’s turn.
When every player has taken a turn, each player
draw a card from a pile.
The starting player checks a
pile before everyonedraw card,
to make sure there are enough
cards. If there were less cards than
players, skip Draw and Trade, and
start a new round with one card in each hand.
After draw, every player choose
one card out of two cards in hand,
and give it to the left person.
You should not see the card given from the right person before you give your card.
You can’t give the card you have just received.
■How to place the cards
When you place the cards
in front of you , arrange them as
shown right, so that you can see
the sentences on the top side
of the card.
How do you Win?
If you are sure what your ‘Self card’ is,then declare ”COGITO!”. You can declare it in someone-else’s turn. If more then one player declared COGITO at the same time, it will be dealt clockwise. When COGITO is declared, the game stops for a while. The player continuously declare ”I am ~~!”. If the declaration was right
and the player successfully found oneself, the player wins and the game ends. If the declaration
was wrong, the player loses oneself and loses the game.
The player who has lost oneself loses the game
and can’t play thereafter. Leave cards face down
until the game ends.There are two cases in Ego distuption.
When you declared COGITO and failed to guess your ‘Self card’
When you have two Red position cards in your playing field.
When all players fell into Ego Distuption, the game ends in a tie.Also, when no one declares COGITO even after all players have no card in hand, the game ends in a tie, including the player who have fallen into ego distuption earlier.
■No Red position
There is no Red position in this
card. You reveal this card,
declaring”Life is but a dream.”
There is no T-or-F Judge.
■Return every card to the pile
When this card is revealed, all the
cards in the playing field go back
To the pile. Return every card (except “Dream”card) face down under the pile. No need to shuffle. The cards placed after ‘Dream’ card remains in the playing field.
■No Blue position
There is no Blue position in the
card,for it is inconsistent to say
“I am not Ego”. When you reveal
this card, you have to place
■Desn’t belong to any category
EGO doesn’t belong to any
category. Therefore, if a player had
EGO card as the ‘Self card’, his/her declaration of “I am not ~~” will always be True.
EGOcard is always in Red position, so if it is placed in the playing field, the player takes a risk of falling into ego disruption(two Red position cards in field equals to ego disruption). If you must place it in your playing field, look grave and declare ”Needless to say, I am Ego!”
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