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."

-Diogo Nogueira, Creator


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.


The Team:

Created by Diogo Nogueira

Published by Exalted Funeral Press


Four business cards, full color, printed on front and back. Includes PDF.

Includes PDF.

Version:4 Print Cards + PDF
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