Phantom Ink: Arcana

Factsheet

Designers:

Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman

Release Date:

Kickstarter June 2024

Website:

resonym.com/game/phantom-ink-arcana

MSRP:

$27.95

Description

A standalone expansion to the award-winning party game Phantom Ink, Phantom Ink: Arcana adds 75 brand new question cards, over 200 new secret objects, a cooperative 2-3 player gameplay mode, and 22 fully-illustrated tarot-themed Arcana cards with unique special abilities to spice up gameplay.

New players can play Phantom Ink: Arcana by itself, and while experienced fans can combine it with the Phantom Ink original game to have 175 unique question cards and vary up their game!

Phantom Ink: Arcana is a 30-minute, party game about renowned mediums competing to prove who has the best connection with the World Beyond. To do this, mediums must correctly identify a secret object that the spirits are trying to communicate to them.

Players form two teams, both competing to identify the same secret object. Teams take turns passing their spirit question cards, like “What color is it?” or “If it was a musical instrument, what would it be?” Spirits know the secret object, and answer the questions in order to provide clues to help their mediums guess the secret object.

Each turn, the mediums can spend a crystal to play one of their Arcana cards, which gives their team a one-time or permanent bonus to help them figure out the object. For example, increasing their hand size of question cards they can choose from, or letting them learn the next letter of one of their clues.

There’s a catch: the other team doesn’t see what question you asked, but they do see the answer. Mediums call “Silencio” when they know the Clue their Spirit is writing, to make it hard for the other team to learn anything from the Clue.

If the other team sees the Clue “Y”, that doesn’t help much. But you know the question was “What color is it?” so the Clue must be “Yellow”!

Features

  • Standalone expansion for Phantom Ink—play by itself or combine with the base game!
  • 4-8 players, 30 minutes, and a new 2-3 player cooperative gameplay mode
  • 22 fully illustrated Arcana cards that give your team special powers
  • 75 brand new and weirder question cards, like “What would it have as a pet?”
  • Over 200 new secret objects

Instructions

Phantom Ink: Arcana rulebook (prototype) — Learn how to play Phantom Ink: Arcana

Arcana Card booklet (prototype) — Explains the Arcana card mechanics and keywords

2-3 Player rulebook (prototype) — Learn how to play Phantom Ink: Arcana in the cooperative 2-3 player mode.

 

How to Play Phantom Ink (Arcana video coming soon)

Download original game Rulebook

Assets

Animations And Videos

Original Game Assets

Photos Below by Eric Yurko of What’s Eric Playing?

Creative Commons License These photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Logo & Icon

Base Game Logo

Awards & Recognition For Phantom Ink (Base Game)

2022 BOARD GAME OF THE YEAR

MIGHT I SUGGEST A GAME

SEAL OF APPROVAL

DICE TOWER

2022 PARTY GAME OF THE YEAR

Going Analog

#67-RANKED PARTY GAME

ON BOARD GAME GEEK

PUBLISHED IN 12+ COUNTRIES

Gigamic (France), Pegasus Spiel (Germany), Pendragon (Italy), Mebo (Spain & Portugal), Alleycat Games (UK), MINDOK (Czech Republic), Portal Games (Poland), Games 7 Days (Ukraine), Arclight (Japan), Gemklub (Hungary)

In The News

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Team

Game Design: Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman
Writing: The whole Resonym team
Illustration: Spring Yu
Graphic Design: Jason ToToTam
Additional Graphic Design: Kayleigh Jones
Production & Logistics: Sukdith Punjasthitkul and Max Seidman
Community Management: Anya Combs
Videography: C.J. Henrich, Max Seidman, Spring Yu, and Sukdith Punjasthitkul
In-House Playtesting: Ainsley Carter, Ash Chinta, Alex Munson, and Sukdith Punjasthitkul
Special Thanks: The Game Makers Guild, the Resonym Discord members, and the Upper Valley Game Designers

Contact

Inquiries

contact@resonym.com

Twitter

twitter.com/resonym

Facebook

facebook.com/resonym

Instagram

instagram.com/theresonym

Review Policy

  1. Review copies. Unless we tell you otherwise before sending, review copies of games we send you are yours. Keep them in your collection, gift them to friends, give them away to followers, or whatever you want.
  2. Permissions. Mary Flanagan LLC and Resonym LLC allow you to publish the assets listed below through video and audio broadcasting services, and on review websites for commercial or noncommercial purposes, EXCEPT where published content would facilitate reproduction of the game (for example, posting high resolution pictures of a few cards is allowed, and posting low resolution pictures of all of the cards is allowed, but posting high resolution pictures of all of the cards is not allowed). Monetization of videos, audio, and written content that you create using the assets listed below is legally & explicitly allowed by Mary Flanagan LLC and Resonym LLC, EXCEPT where published content would facilitate reproduction of the game.

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