OBJECTIVE OF TERRA: The objective of Terra is to be the player with the most points when the game comes to an end.  

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 6 Players 

MATERIALS: 36 Markers in 6 Player Colors, 1 Card Box, 150 Terra Cards, 1 Double-Sided Game Board, and Instructions 

TYPE OF GAME: Bluffing Board Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 10 and Up 


Terra is the perfect game for those people with an array of useless knowledge stored away! Players do not have to have exact answers, because being close will score you points too! There are three questions during each round, each associated with the same thing. Bluff your friends and act like you know everything, so that they will follow your lead. 


Place the board in the center of the playing area. Give each player six markers in the color of their choice, placing one of them beside the first space on the track. The card box should be filled with Terra cards, avoiding the red-bordered cards for your first game. The game is then ready to begin! 


The player to the left of the player with the most knowledge is given the box of Tera cards. During each round, there are three steps that must be completed. The markers are placed, scoring takes place, and the starting player is changed. To begin, the starting player will read the card, ensuring that they do not remove the card from the card box, as it keeps the answer hidden. Beginning with them and rotating clockwise around the group, each player will place one of their markers on the board in an area that is not occupied.  

Some of the cards provide a clue to the location of the answer, this is found on the compass. Other players are able to look at the card box, as long as nobody removes the card from the box. Players are permitted to place two markers, but they must wait until everyone has placed their first marker, or they may be allowed to pass.  

The areas are scored first, and the bars are scored second. Each marker earns seven points, three points, or no points. The player scores seven points if they are correct, and they score three points if they are beside the correct area or space. Once a card is scored, the box is passed to the next player in a clockwise order. That player will become the first player.  

The game will continue in this manner until six cards have been answered. At that point, the winner is determined.  


The game comes to an end after six rounds of gameplay. The players will tally their points. The player with the most points, wins the game! 

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