Imhotep

From the box: “Players take on the role of ancient Egyptian architects. Over six rounds, they try to transport stone blocks to end up in the most valuable positions at five construction sites, while thwarting their opponents’ efforts to do the same. To win the game and be named the greatest architect, you must get your blocks to the right place, in the right order, at the right time.”

Kiera says: “Obelisks, pyramids, and a burial chamber, oh my! This Egypt style game is made for people who enjoy strategy. Little blocks are used as you build famous Egyptian structures to gain points. But be careful, other players can redirect your materials to sabotage your plans. Imhotep seems daunting to start, but after playing through a round, the rules are simple to follow. This is a great game for people who love to scheme, but be prepared for your plans to change over the course of the game.”

Dan says: “You’re a builder in Egypt, moving and placing stones among 5 different monuments.  On your turn you can buy stones, add stones to ships, move ships to monuments, or play an action card.  Other players are doing the same, so you need to balance what you’re doing against what they’re doing.  You have 3 rounds to earn as many points as possible.  This game is an enjoyable area control game with nice wooden ‘stones’ and monument cards that each have two different ‘difficulty’ levels to add variety.  It’s fairly easy to learn, and would make a good addition to any gaming collection.”

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