Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jenseits von Theben

I had a very good time yesterday playing a board game that was new to me, though it came out in 2004, called Jenseits von Theben.  Definitely one to try out the next time you're looking for a fun game to play.  Read more on Board Game Geek here.  In the words of the publisher -

Jenseits von Theben is a game of competitive archeology. Players are archaeologists who must travel around Europe to acquire knowledge about five ancient civilizations -- the Greeks, the Cretans, the Egyptians, the Palestinians, and the Macedonians -- and then must use this knowledge to excavate historical sites in the areas of these civilizations. Periodically, there are expositions at major European cities, and the archaeologist who shows up on time with the best collection of artifacts (plus a minor die roll) wins the purse. The archaeologist who learns the most about the civilizations, claims the greatest-valued artifacts, and presents the biggest collection to the European exhibitions will win out over his or her colleagues.

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