Instruction Set

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Now & Venn is a game where players explore the vocabulary and formula of five basic venn diagram relationships in a fun and engaging way.


  • Now & Venn Game Board Featuring four intersecting colored territory circles.
  • Now & Venn Tokens
    • White tokens representing 1 point
    • Grey tokens representing 2 points
    • Black tokens representing 3 points
  • Four Sided Die
  • The Direction Coin To be flipped in order to determine “to” (heads) or “from” (tails).
  • Now & Venn Card Deck Depicting either a venn diagram relationship or an A/B color assignment.


  1. Tokens are placed in the most central section of the board. (Black)
  2. Players claim one of the four colored circles as their territory. (Yellow/Red/Green/Purple)
  3. Cards are shuffled and hands of six cards are dealt to each player.
  4. Draw deck is then set to the side of the board and the die rolled to determine which player will begin the game.



Players work to move tokens into their territory in order to claim associated points. Play moves from player to player around the table clockwise until all tokens have left the center of the board, then points are tallied and the player with the most points is pronounced as the winner.


  • A player’s turn begins with drawing two cards from the deck into their hand.
  • The player then rolls the die to determine how many token points (1-4) they may move.
  • Player then flips the direction coin to determine the direction these tokens may be moved (to or from).
  • Player must then examine their hand of cards and, if they have an appropriate relationship, they may lay it down along with a color assignment card to determine how the pieces will move.

NOTE | The relationship card depicts a shaded area and a non-shaded area. The shaded area identifies that area from which or to which the player may move tokens.

  • Player then selects a A/B Color Assignment card from their hand to determine which circles will represent the shaded and unshaded circles on the relationship card.



In the illustration above, 4 points may be moved to the shaded area between the blue and yellow territories


In the illustration above, 3 points may be moved from the shaded area to the central area between red and yellow territories AS WELL AS other territories outside the shaded area – so green and blue territories outside the red and yellow.


  • Player then moves tokens representing the points rolled on the die.
  • For instance in the top example player could select 4 white pieces, or 2 grey pieces, or 1 black and 1 white, etc.
  • In the second example player could select 3 white pieces, or 1 grey piece and 2 white pieces, or 1 black piece, etc.
  • When all players have reviewed the move and agree it is correct, the cards played are returned to the bottom of the draw deck and the turn is complete

*If a player can not make any moves, their turn is passed.


Once all pieces have been removed from the center, points are totaled by everyone counting the number of points within their territory. Points in shared territory are awarded to all players sharing the territory. The player with the most points wins.