From the Karmaka website:
Players begin the game as lowly Dung Beetles. In life after life (hand after hand) they work their way up the Karmic Ladder, racing to see who will achieve Transcendence first!
Score points to ascend while sowing the seeds of your next life, and – if necessary – sabotage your rivals. But remember, what goes around comes around, and your actions have consequences in this life… and the next.