Cotal The Card Game, players try to paint the most beautiful and valuable serpent they can. The serpent (or Cotal) is made up of a Head, a Tail and 8 Body cards. During their turn, players will play 2 cards to create, then claim, any available patterns on the Prophecy cards. If you complete a Prophecy card that has already been claimed by another player, you will steal it and display it in front of you. You score more points if you create the same pattern multiple times and you may eventually be able to protect that Prophecy card so that it can no longer be stolen.