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Recommended with 1–4+ players
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Existenz: On the Ruins of Chaos
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X610Z: Living Card and Board Game
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Over the hammering noise of your steam powered airship, you hear a distinct and frightening roar. Your opponent has summoned a fearsome Stygian dragon! The scaled beast glares furiously at your army marching below, diving in for a brutal and bloody kill.

In response, you rekindle the Chaos spark smoldering in one of your berserkers by channeling the power of your energy crystals. She lunges towards the majestic beast – a clash of fury and fire that brings further ruin to an already shattered world. Have you bought your faction enough time to reach sanctuary, or will you suffer defeat at the hands of your pursuer?

Welcome to Your Existenz!

  • Combine strategic use of playing cards with tactical positioning of your playing pieces on the gameboard.
  • Enjoy playing with a powerful deck of cards without spending "big bucks on boosters".
  • Choose from four scheming factions, each with its own flavor and mechanics.
  • Brawl with your friends in exciting team-battles, in battles royal, or during (un)Organized Play events at your local game shop!

Existenz: On the Ruins of Chaos is a strategy card game in which epic battles are fought on a game board. The game is played by two or more people, each controlling a life base: your faction's floating bastion of power. Fighting off your opponents, you try to escape from the center of the boards towards the safety of the outer rim.

You use energy crystals to fuel arcane technomantic rituals in order to protect your life base, or to obliterate your enemies. These rituals allow you to control creatures of tremendous power and create constructs of awe-inspiring size. The magic arsenal of cards in your deck allow you to manipulate the course of the game and deliver deadly combos.

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On the Ruins of Chaos is suitable for up to 4 players in single game (1vs1), team game (2vs2) and multi game (up to 4 individual players).


  • 4 Ready-to-play faction decks containing 51 cards each
  • 4 Sets of playing pieces and counters
  • Illustrated hardcover gameboard
  • Rulebook
  • Quick Rules reference sheet

Future X610Z products will include expansion packs, which will enable you to play X610Z with 6 players and participate in Story Based (Un)organized play. 'On the Ruins of Chaos' features the following factions:

Arnunnian Alliance
The remaining Sky Captains of the Arnunnian Alliance hold on to the dying embers of a once proud empire. They employ a superior knowledge of magic to outrun enemies in battle and counter most attacks. As Arnunnia's sole guardians, Sky Captains use powerful fluxes to deny their opponents any hope of winning the battle.

Red Barbarian Brotherhood
The brutish Red Barbarian warlords stand at the forefront of this sworn brotherhood of battle-hardened warriors and fierce monstrous creatures. Their righteous fury incinerates all that would bring them dishonor. By invoking scorching fluxes during glorious battle, these wild berserkers set themselves aflame with their fiery vengeful rage.

Undead Legion
Sinister Mystagogues worship their insidious God-King by raising undead minions from the battlefields. Their every dark whim is fueled by terrible necrotic energies. The stench of ritting flesh preceding the Undead Legion is a warning to all that lack the courage and stomach to face the horrors unleashed in the name of the God-King.

Pirate Confederacy
The wealthy self-styled princes of the Pirate Confederacy are cunning masters of manipulation. They use stealth and deception to surprise their enemies at every turn. By stealing from enemies and using these resources against them, the Pirate Confederacy keeps its opponents occupied while maneuvering towards victory.

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Publisher: Quantuum Magic
Artist: Peter Coolen, Erik de Brouwer
Year: 2011
Release Date: Dec 22, 2011
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