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How To Play Rune (Instructions)

Play Time
10 MIN


Rune is a strategic card game that plays quick but will get your mind spinning with strategy. Most games take around 10 minutes to play so you'll be ready for a revenge match. Learning how to play only takes a few minutes so it really is a great game to pull out and play when you only have a few minutes. Cards, meeples and tokens are included so it's not your average card game. You can even add an additional deck to play with four players.

Rune players lay down their cards on top of or next to matching color spaces on their cards in hopes to gain the most points. You have one token to change the game completely so make sure to use it at just the right time. The whole game can change with just one card placed in the right spot. Different colors earn different points so the battle is on to get the most points. This visually stunning and fun card game is a great addition to anyone's gaming collection. Learn more about the game Rune below and be sure to grab your own copy today.

Board Game Capital's Review (2020-09-20):
Rune GameRune is a strategic card game that also involves meeples and tokens. This game is small and only contains a few gaming components but it packs quite the strategic punch. The box looks like a typical card deck box and is built very well with thick materials. We were shocked to only find 17 cards in there! Turns out, Rune is a quick played, highly strategic, visually stunning and very challenging game (in a good way).

We loved how this game is packaged. It looks like just a deck of cards but it also includes meeples, tokens and a rule book. This game is made from nice materials and does not feel cheap. Even the cards are slightly textured. Bonus points to the makers for creating such a high quality game. The illustrations are equally stunning. The black everywhere really makes the colors pop (although the black meeples can hide a bit on the cards).

Once game play begins and cards get tiled out, it looks really cool. Out biggest complaint about games like this with cards laid down is that the cards move so easily when they are placed on each other and you have to be really careful not to bump them (screwing up the whole game). Other than that, the possibilities for laying the cards down is very strategic and we loved how you can half sabotage what your opponent was counting on for their score. The game isn’t over until it’s over so it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Rune GameGame play is fairly quick so a rematch is a must. We loved the addition of tokens since they can completely turn the game around. Our first game we played without them and we thought, huh – not too bad. When we played a second game with them it transformed the whole game and we loved it! The rule book is very well written, concise and has a few graphics to help. Two thumbs up.

If you are looking for a fun, quick strategic game that is small, highly replayable and exciting every time, Rune is your game. There are even options to play solo or with four players (not sure how this works – you must play on teams since there are only two colors of meeples). Awesome little game that we are glad we got to play and we think you will too.


  • 17 Cards
  • 6 Meeples
  • 2 Tokens
  • Official Rune Game Rules And Instructions


How to Win
Gain the most point once all meeples are placed. Different color award different point values. See game rules below for values.
How to Win


Please keep in mind that the official Rune rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging.


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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala?

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