Vast obelisks, existing beyond time and space, are believed to represent the very essence of purity and chaos. Unknown powers endlessly summon, shift, and banish these obelisks, igniting massive rifts between dimensions. Through these rifts, Mensors have learned to channel their powers to manipulate this phenomenon. They have come to call this eternal cycle... Obelus.

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Shifting strategies in a timeless realm

Obelus is a light-weight, 2-player abstract strategy game, playable in 10-15 minutes. Taking on the role of a powerful Mensor, you will summon obelisk shaped dice onto conflux cards, shift your obelisks according to the number showing, and banish your opponent’s obelisks. Through clever maneuvering, banished obelisks may be reformed, creating a rift that prevents further summoning on that conflux. You win when your opponent cannot legally summon or shift an obelisk!

There are two ways to play Obelus: Pure mode or Chaos mode. Chaos mode involves some dice rolling, adding an element of randomness to the
game, whereas Pure mode offers “perfect information” with no randomness.

  • Timeless strategy in a tiny box
  • 2 game modes: Pure and Chaos
  • Premium components, including holographic cards and unique obelisk-shaped dice
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Game highlights

Deep strategy in a tiny package

Not only can you play a full strategic game in 5-10 minutes, Obelus is also super portable, beautifully packaged in a small, lightweight box

Ultra unique

Every aspect of Obelus pushes the envelope: Gorgeous holographic cards, thick resin rift tokens, and our own, unique obelisk-shaped dice

Elegance to another level

The simple-to-learn ruleset, rich gameplay, and otherworldly components raise this game's elegance to another level

  • Gameplay mechanics

    • Rondel
    • Area control
    • Set dice values
  • Awards & achievements

    • "Highly recommend it!" -Lance, Love 2 Hate
  • If you like...

    • Onitama
    • Shobu
    • Gipf
    • Chess

    ...then you'll love Obelus!

Featured videos

English Rulebook

This is the latest English rulebook for Obelus

  • "I find this to be an excellent game to play when I have a short amount of time and space." -Pedro, PlayItYourself

  • "It's a solid, classic abstract strategy experience. I feel like this one hits the nail on the head." -Lance, Love 2 Hate

  • "I found Obelus quite addictive and never played just one round of it." -Pedro, PlayItYourself

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