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Tigris & Euphrates is a game of rival dynasties set in ancient Mesopotamia. The ruler who cultivates the most balanced and advanced civilization wins.
It is the dawn of civilization. In the fertile crecent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, cities are emerging for the first time in human history. From these disordered foundations, a great dynasty is about to rise up that will dominate Mesopotamia and rule all of the civilized world.
Tigris & Euphrates is a game of rival dynasties set in ancient Mesopotamia. Create a dynamic culture by balancing commerce, agriculture, housing, and religion while also competing with your opponents for the area's limited resources, laying claim to developing regions, and amassing as much treasure as possible. The ruler who has cultivated the most balanced and advanced civilization wins.
This updated version of the classic Tigris & Euphrates board game contains a double-sided game board depicting Mesopotamia, 27 detailed plastic components representing monuments and other architecture, and over a hundred tiles for temples, markets, settlements, farms, and all the building blocks of civilization.
Tigris & Euphrates is regarded by many as Reiner Knizia's masterpiece. Part of Reiner Knizia's tile-laying trilogy: Tigris & Euphrates, Samurai, and?Through the Desert.
Players are given four different leaders: farming, trading, religion, and government. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories. However, your score at the end of the game is the number of points in your weakest category, which encourages players to not overly specialize. Conflict arises when civilizations connect on the board, i.e., external conflicts, with only one leader of each type surviving such a conflict. Leaders can also be replaced within a civilization through internal conflicts.
|Number of Players||2 to 4|
|Playing Time||1 to 2 hours|
|Suggested Ages||14 and up|
|Mechanics||area control, hand management, set collection, tile placement, ancient, civilization, territory building|
|Publisher||Fantasy Flight Games|
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