The Mandala is the symbol of an ancient and sacred ritual. Colored sand is laid to create a symbolic map of the World before the pattern is ceremonially destroyed and the sand cast into the river.
Opponents play their colored sand cards into the two Mandalas, building the central Mountains and laying cards into their Fields. As soon as a Mandala has all six colors within it, the players alternate taking the colors in the Mountain and adding them to their Cup and River. At the end of the game, the cards in a player’s Cup are worth points based on the positions of colors in their River. The player whose Cup is worth the most points is the winner.