Enigma Catalog and Gameboards
60 PAGE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE / 8 GAMEBOARDS ENIGMA Soft Cover Book, Size 8.5″x 5.5″ , 60 Page, 54 Color Plates / Eight High Quality Playing Sheets, Size 8.5″x 5.5″ Exhibition Catalogue: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / October 2018 / Enigma: 54 Ciphers by Daniel Martin Díaz. Deck sold separately. 60 page catalogue and 8 playing sheets ship together.
by Daniel Martin Diaz
ENIGMA: INSTRUCTIONS AND CARD MEANINGS
Enigma is a mysterious game of chance and tool for divination. It is similar to Bingo or the Mexican game Lotteria. Each player receivesone of the thirteen gameboards. An announcer starts the game by drawing a card from the deck and calling it out, such as “33 Telepathy.” If a player has that card on their gameboard (Gameboards available at danielmartindiaz.com), they mark it with a red chip. The first player to fill their gameboard in one of the patterns below shouts “Enigma!” to win the game and to receive a prize.The Enigma deck can also be used for divination. The word “divination” is derived from the Latin “divinare,” which translates as “to foresee, to be inspired by the unknown.” It is the practice of discovering possibilities for the future or achieving understanding about current relationships and circumstances. The diviner interprets information received during the process of prophecy, such as a sign perceived in a dream, a magical message derived from a supernatural encounter, or images on cards such as these.
Use the Enigma cards to request guidance and information about your life the same way you would any tarot or oracle deck. Draw one card for general advice or lay them out in a spread of your choosing to answer more complicated questions. Use your intuition to guide interpretation or consult the list of possible card meanings included with these instructions. Allow the range of keywords provided to provoke ideas and form connections between each card and your life, taking into consideration both positive and negative impacts on the situation in question.