Your objective in Eleminis is to collect one of each of these five eleminis in your row on the table. Each Player has five slots available to them, and each slot can hold one card. On a turn, you take a card from the deck then either play it in a row (if it's a character card) or use it (if it's an action).
Each element beats two other elements, similar to rock/paper/scissors/Spock/lizard. You can play an element card you draw in any empty space or swap a weaker element with the new one; you can play in your row or an opponent's. A star element is wild and can be any element you need; a trash card can be substituted for any element and can be displaced only by a star or an action card.
The actions let you discard cards in play, move cards, swap them, or recycle (discard a card and draw a new card). The game continues until someone collects one element of each type in his row. Comes with a scoring system for those who want to play multiple games.