Board game Pyramids
Strategy and collecting in the time of the Pharaohs!
Pray to the Gods to build buildings in their honour and inscribe your dynasty in the millennial posterity. Pyramid, Obelisk and Tomb will be the three buildings that will make up your necropolis, an eternal place of rest and glory. Select the best stone combinations in the quarry, optimize their arrangement in your buildings and score the most victory points to make your necropolis the most famous in all of Egypt!
How the game works
In the centre of the table is a quarry containing as many pairs of cards as there are players. Three phases follow:
1. God selection phase: Each player in turn chooses a "God" tile which indicates the buildings you can build and the order of the turn. Will you take the first God tile allowing you to choose your stones first, while it only allows you to build in one building? Or, on the contrary, the last God tile, which forces you to take the last stones in the quarry, but allows you to build in all your buildings?
2. Select a pair of Building cards phase: Starting with the player who has the God tile closest to 1 and in ascending order of God tiles, select a pair of available Building cards from the quarry and add them to your hand.
3. Necropolis Construction Phase: Immediately after selecting a pair of Construction cards and before the next player selects his pair, lay down the cards you have in your hand to build the buildings of your necropolis according to the God tile you have.
Choose the right stone cards and prevent your opponents from achieving their goal. Connect as many stones of the same colour in your Pyramid as possible, build as many floors of the same colour in your Obelisk and have a majority in different colours inside your Tomb to win the game.
A tense mechanic of action selection and turn order
A collection game where you have to distribute your cards judiciously between 3 different ways to score points (pyramid, tomb and obelisk)
The game by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert, the authors of Elysium.
Contents: 105 Building cards, 5 God tiles, 5 Game Aid cards, 1 First Player token, 1 scorebook and 1 rulebook.
For ages 10 and up
2 to 5 players