Before the games creation as part of a kickstarter project the specifics of the game were unknown (even to the artist!) but having a high number of 'vorpals' is seen as a good thing.
Information from the kickstater project (link) shows detail about the creation of the game and it is possible to play with a regular deck - just that instead of 13 cards with four suits, there are 4 cards for 13 suits.
Jim Finn claims to be good at the game.
The game now has its own website.
For further information about borogove please visit http://www.borogovegame.com/