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Part of The Compass Archive (The North, The South, The East, and The West): a series of two player card games set in a weird, dark future.  Strange machines known as Ancients roam, their tasks forgotten.  Looming Facilities dot the landscape, their potentials unknown.

Each game of these games explores this world using different in-games mechanics, but with overlapping themes of combo building, hand management, and multi-use cards.


2 Players.  30 Minutes.  55 Cards.

THE NORTH: PROVENANCE is a combo building game for two players, utilizing multi-use cards, deck building, and hand management.


Players will take turns Reprogramming (acquiring) Ancients from The Wastes (middle of the play area) to form their decks. Those cards are played multiple ways to acquire more cards and gain Effects. Each card is worth various points at the end of the game, depending on how it is played. At the end of the game, the player with the most points wins.


$3 Print & Play

$15 Preorder

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Play on TTS

Read about it on BGG

Illustrations - Aaron Nakahara

Design - John Clowdus

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