The Mandala is an ancient Tibetan symbol. With colored sand, Buddhists make a symbolic map of the world and then destroy it. In this card game too, players build and destroy a mandala together, taking turns playing cards. The linen play mat shows two mandalas with the aim of securing the majority of a color. Once all the colors are present in a mandala, it is 'destroyed' and the players take turns choosing a color from the mountain to add to their 'river' that gives points at the end of the game. the player with the most points in his river wins the game.