The groovy card game that's kind of like dominoes (only better!) Aquarius features three types of cards: Elements, Goals, and Actions. Element cards are played kind of like dominoes, with each player trying to win by connecting seven panels of one particular element. Goal cards determine which element each player is going after, and Action cards allow players to shake up the action in five different ways. The game is fast, fun, colorful, and easy to learn.
The Second Edition game replaces the SHUFFLE GOALS action with two new actions; ROTATE GOALS (passing goals one player over in the direction chosen by the player playing the card) and SHUFFLE HANDS (gathering all cards in players' hands, shuffling them and redealing them evenly). In addition, 15 new "diagonal" Element cards have been added, as has the previously-promo-only "Wild" card.