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Areté Cards

A Collection of Business Card Games Inspired by Stoicism

Areté is a Greek word that is commonly translated as “excellence”, but its meaning goes beyond that, and could actually be translated as “living as your best self.” And in Stoicism, this would mean living well, according to the famous Stoic virtues Courage, Wisdom, Moderation and Justice.

These small Business Card Games are a mixture of game and thought exercises. They are inspired by many of the teachings and concepts I have studied over the last couple of years. They were created mainly for myself, as a way to deal with my anxiety.

Stoicism has been a great tool and, why not, guiding philosophy for me during the pandemic and beyond. During 2020 my mental health took a turn for the worst and one of things that helped me get back on track and even go beyond is Stoicism.

So, as it happens with most of the things I get excited about, I made a few games inspired by it.

I hope you enjoy it. I hope it is useful for you.

About the Areté Game

Currently, this bundle comes with 4 Business Card Games!

What Would a Stoic Do?

This is a journaling game of self-reflection and asks you to think about each of the Stoic virtues when faced with a challenging situation.

Space Xplorer

It’s a game about mindfulness and meditation and asks you to pretend to be an alien in your familiar environment, so you can really notice yourself and the space around you.

Let It Go

This is a game centered about what may be the core concept of Stoicism, differentiating between what is within our control and what is out of our control.

Power Up

This game is about resilience and determination. It asks you to remember all the difficult times you have overcome in order to remember you can face whatever destiny throws at you.

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“Beware of wisdom that charges admission.” - Brennen Reece

This bundle of games is being sold here but, if you can’t afford it for any reason, please grab a Community Copy below. There will always be free copies available.

If you however choose to pay for them, I thank you immensely and sincerely!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorDiogo Nogueira - Old Skull Publishing
Tagsbusiness-card, journaling, philosophy, stoicism


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

What Would a Stoic Do?.pdf 848 kB
Space Explorer.pdf 1 MB
Let It Go.pdf 646 kB
Power Up.pdf

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I've been delving into Stoicism in the last couple years, as well, so I'm very interested in seeing these.

Me too. It has helped me immensely. It’s great for anxiety:)

Thank you for making these wonderful games! =))

Thank you for checking them out!  ❤️