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Board Game Collection: Imhotep

A guide to information about the University of Idaho's board game collection and the the games that are a part of it

Imhotep

Imhotep game image

In Imhotep, the players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep.

Over six rounds, they move wooden stones by boat to create five seminal monuments, and on a turn, a player chooses one of four actions: Procure new stones, load stones on a boat, bring a boat to a monument, or play an action card. While this sounds easy, naturally the other players constantly thwart your building plans by carrying out plans of their own. Only those with the best timing — and the stones to back up their plans — will prove to be Egypt's best builder.

 

Players

2-4

Time

40 min.

Theme

Ancient Egypt, Building

Mechanics

Worker placement, end game bonuses, Area majority

How to play Video

Rules of play PDF