The Decemberists Present Illimat Card/Board Game

Illimat, the game inspired by the group The Decemberists, is now available worldwide. Designed by Keith Baker and the band, Illimat is a card/board game based on a prop created by author/illustrator Carson Ellis and photographer Autumn de Wilde for a photo shoot in 2009. It is also an ancient pastime, played in secret by a strange organization called the Society of Luminaries.

Check it out at this location.  Also available at your favorite neighborhood indie game store.

Illimat is a game for 2-4 players with the style and flavor of a classic card game with a dynamic twist. As you play, you combine cards and collect them trying to gather more than your opponents. But hidden Luminaries and changing seasons can alter your plans. Illimat is beautifully illustrated by Carson Ellis and features heirloom quality components such as a cloth board, a five suited card deck, a cloth bag, and metal tokens. A single round of Illimat takes approximately 15 minutes. If you’ve ever enjoyed Hearts, Bridge, Cassion, or GIn, Illimat will feel both familiar and unlike anything you’ve ever played before.

• Heirloom quality components
• Cloth Board
• Five suited card deck
• Cloth bag
• Metal Tokens