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The Name of God [PDF - All Languages]


Kickstarter Edition + Deeper Edition
This game has been dramatically improved on Kickstarter.
The [PDF - All Languages] version is a zip archive containing 12 PDF files, one for each language in each card format.
All PoD versions only offer one specific language.

- 2019 Update -
The game rules have been rewritten in an expanded and improved form, with detailed explanations, game variants and the fixes accumulated through years of player feedback, for a total of 13 pages ... I call this more in depth version the Deeper Edition of the game.
At the moment the Deeper file is ENG only.

The Print on Demand version is available in the following languages and formats:

ENG Poker
ENG Tarot 

ITA Poker
ITA Tarot

ESP Poker
ESP Tarot

DEU Poker
DEU Tarot

POL Poker
POL Tarot

FRA Poker
FRA Tarot 

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The Name of God is a nanogame. All its rules fit into less than four playing cards, with the rest of the deck offering thought provoking character archetypes and inspiring art.

The Name of God is freely inspired to such works as Neil Gaiman's NeverwhereAmerican Gods and Anansi Boys. And The Prodigy's song Narayan, which more or less means "The Name of God". And also to my undying love for Unknown Armies.

The Name of God is a little cynical trip into a bizarre hole, filled with homeless people, weird omens, dangerous situations, and ritual chanting. No, seriously, you will have to intone the words, or you will never find your true self again!

Designed for 3-4 participants.
Zero Prep.
Lasts about 3 hours.
Surrounding people will direct worried glances in your direction.

This game is a deck of 33 cards with no additional materials needed to play.
The PDF package, included free with any POD copy, contains the game files in all six supported languages (English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, German). Both in the current Poker size, and in the upcoming Tarot size.

Translation Credits: 
Español : Antonio Martinez Elias and César Randall
Polski : Aleksandra Sontowska
Deutsch : Julia Roth
Français : Luca Casassa
Italiano : Alessandro Piroddi

tarot / poker comparison

poker spread

tarot spread

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Matthew T December 18, 2022 3:04 pm UTC
Do you have (or can you find) a video demonstrating game play? I have a hard time envisioning how this goes down.
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Alessandro P December 22, 2022 11:54 pm UTC
Hi MT :)
Unfortunately no, there are no video tutorials or actual plays (that I know of).
My suggestion is, just try to play with the minimum number of players (3) a test game and:
- trust the rules

- be sure to check the Deeper Edition text for errata, FAQ and clarifications

- follow the procedures TO THE LETTER, one step at a time, like you would do with a new boardgame.

- embrace the inevitable awkward silences, you are all learning, it's fine

Don't expect to grok the game all at once just by reading it. The rules are meant to be followed one little step at a time, supporting you in producing a cool play experience.

After play, if you still have specific questions and doubts, come chat with the community over on
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February 06, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on February 25, 2014.