Santorini Board Game
Kicked out of Olympus for their mischief and mayhem, Zeus' children stumble upon a tiny city on a tall island. You play the part of one of the gods, assisting the workers to build the most prestigious building in your honor! The board is an empty 5x5 field resting atop a cliff; each player begins by placing their workers somewhere on the board. Players then take turns moving a single worker to an adjacent space and building a block, creating or adding onto an existing building. Players can move their builders up or down one level; whoever manages to move their worker onto the third story of a building wins the game! But beware: once a building reaches three levels, opponents can build domes atop these to block access, preventing players from winning. Adding a little depth is the addition of god powers from the whole Greek pantheon. The gods have permanent special abilities which improve building, movement, or even whole turns! Santorini is a delightfully simple building game suitable for children and adults alike. 2-4 players; 20 minutes. (Parents may want to note that two of the pantheon members, Eros and Aphrodite, are protrayed in semi-suggestive artwork, so you might want to remove these two cards before giving to children.)
Build like a mortal, win like a God in the game of Santorini, the strategic family board game by Gordon Hamilton. The objective is simple: Be the first player to build, block, and climb your way to the top of a building three stories high. Sounds easy? Not so fast! Santorini requires tactical manoeuvring and increases in difficulty with the addition of extra powers via "god" cards. With thousands of possibilities and unlimited replay value, each round of Santorini is exciting and new! Unfold the beautiful game board and challenge your friends and family to construct gorgeous buildings! Both kids and adults can play this game that tests the bounds of mortal intelligence. Join the pantheon of winners in the game of Santorini!
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