GAME PLAY FAQ
Q: How many versions of YOGIS GAME are there?
A: YOGIS GAME is a trilogy family card game. It was created to be played in order, increasing in difficulty with 1 being the easiest and 3 being the hardest. Here's a breakdown of each version:
YOGIS GAME Nature Deck (YG1) is the first version. YG1 is the simplest and most creative deck enjoyable to even the youngest players. Cards in this deck allow the players to mimic nature in their own way. Cards in this deck have names of actual Yoga poses but players need not perform them in that way, yet anyway, they feel to physically match the card.
YOGIS GAME Pose Builder Deck (YG2) is the second version. YG2 adds guidance, limitations, and challenges to the mix. Cards in this deck give players a requirement to add to their own unique pose.
YOGIS GAME Yoga Pose Deck (YG3) is the third version. YG3 shares specific Yoga poses that the players mimic. Cards in this deck have pictures of me sharing 54 specific Yoga poses. These poses range from simple to complex.
YOGIS GAME All-In-One (YG1, YG2, & YG3) is the latest version which includes all 3 YG versions into one box!
Q; Can we play YG1, YG2, and YG3 at the same time?
A: Yes! This trilogy card game was designed to be able to play any of the decks alone, as a pair, and as a trio. For Dual and trio deck play, you can shuffle and combine all of the cards or have 2-3 different stacks to play 2-3 cards in a single turn, combing all cards played into 1 unique pose! If you are not sure which version to get, try YOGIS GAME All-In-One, which includes all 3 versions!
Q: What is included in YOGIS GAME?
A: Depends on which YOGIS GAME version, here are the details:
YOGIS GAME Nature Deck (YG1) includes 54 Nature cards in a box.
YOGIS GAME Pose Builder Deck (YG2) includes 54 Pose Builders cards in a box.
YOGIS GAME Yoga Pose Deck (YG3) includes 54 Yoga Pose cards in a box.
YOGIS GAME All-In-One (YG1, YG2, & YG3) includes 162 cards (54 Nature, 54 Pose Builder, & 54 Yoga Pose cards) and 1 YOGIS GAME Rules print-out in a box.
Q: Where are the instructions?
A: Currently, YOGIS GAME 1, 2 & 3, has the 'Quick Start Version' printed on the back of each box and there are no other instructions inside the box. However, YOGIS GAME All-In-One has the rules page included inside the box!
Please Note: Want a print-out of the YOGIS GAME Rules? Please send us an email about it and we will send you a YOGIS GAME rules PDF!
Q: What do we do if someone cannot complete a pose?
A: If anyone has pain or discomfort in any pose, or anticipating making any pose, he or she should not attempt that pose. Instead, make a more simple pose according to comfort and abilities.
Q: What do we do if a player joins the game later on?
A: Any player can join the game at any time and will start with 0 cards.
Q: What do we do if a player does not want to participate during a turn?
A: Any player can skip any pose, at any time, for any reason. If a player skips a pose, they cannot be selected to win cards for that turn.
Q: Where is YOGIS GAME printed and sold?
A: YOGIS GAME is printed in the USA by a website called The Game Crafter. Currently, that is the only company allowed to print all 3 YG decks. This company is located in Madison, WI.
Are you looking to sell YOGIS GAME at your business or purchase bulk copies for your organization or school? Email to learn more.
Q: What do we do if a player suddenly leaves or quits?
A: Exiting player's cards are returned to the bottom of the deck.
Q: How can you 'win' Yoga, I thought Yoga was not a contest?
A: Yoga cannot be won. Yoga is not a contest nor a game. YOGIS GAME is truly a tool. The reason YG exists, to spread Yoga, and get families to move their bodies and think creatively, together. Often, Yoga, as our modern culture knows it as something we do and learn in a classroom, gym, park, or studio setting. Modern Yoga classes can be inaccessible to many people do to lack of time, expense, location, and even anxiety. I wanted to make something in which I could teach through it and share it more easily with the world, while I am not there, and also without a constant fee and or membership. A book, sure, in time, but something that can be played has a different place in our hearts. With 12 years of experience teaching Kids Yoga, I found that kids are more likely to participate in physical activity if they are playing a game, thus, I thought up YOGIS GAME (read more on YG's About page)! There are many different styles of Yoga, yet they all have the same goal, Self-Awareness. My hope is that YG sparks your curiosity into learning more about Yoga, encouraging you to have a higher value on moving, stretching, breathing, and relaxing, every day!
Q: How many Yoga poses are there?
A: The Hatha Yoga Pradipika states there is 48 lakh (Sanskrit for 100,000) poses, meaning there are 4.8 million potential poses! Yoga poses are limitless and ever-changing. Think, even if you do the same pose every day, each time it is completely different and new. You are breathing new air that you will never breathe again. Your hairs are growing and changing right now, you are always changing, breath to breath, this heightened awareness and realization is the essence of Yoga (Self-Realization). Each slight variation of your hand, foot, or any other subtle change to a pose is technically a new one, each unique in the present moment. Play the game in this way, be creative, expand your imagination!
Q: Why are some of the Yoga pose names different in the YOGIS GAME (YG3) Yoga Pose Deck?
A: There are many names for the same poses in Yoga, therefore, I have chosen the names that are the most descriptive and easy to remember and teach. If you would like to add or change a name, use a marker on the desired card. Currently, YG3 is in English only.
Q: Why is Sanskrit not used in the YOGIS GAME (YG3) Yoga Pose Deck?
A: For simplicity and accessibility, YG3 is printed in English. The purpose of this deck is to teach actual poses and therefore the names are less important than the actual positions. This deck is meant to be played simply and easily while also helping younger children to practice reading.
Q: YG1 and YG2 aren't necessarily teaching specific poses with guidance, will you have a game that does?
Q: I want to learn more about Yoga. Where can I find more information, including free educational materials or even online classes?