For ages 10 and up
For 2 – 4 players.
Designed by Phil Walker-Harding and manufactured by Kosmos, Imhotep takes approx 40 minutes to play and has won awards such as: ‘The Toy Insider 2016 award winner’; Parents Choice Gold Award’; The ‘Spiel Des Jahres’ 2016 (German Game of the Year) and ‘TOTY 2017 Toy of the Year Awards Finalist’.
Imhotep. The legendary architect of the Egyptian monuments. His awe-inspiring structures and brutal tactics earned him divine status among ancient Egyptians. Are you able to match his ruthless determination and build the most revered monuments?
You will need to transport stone blocks on ships from your quarry to different construction sites. But you alone do not choose where the ships go. Your opponents have monumental plans of their own and want to prevent your success. A fierce competition for the precious stone resources plays out. The right strategy is required mixed with a little bit of luck for you to succeed.
In Imhotep, the players take on the roles of ancient Egyptian architects. Over six rounds, they try to transport their stone blocks so that they end up in the most valuable positions at five construction sites: chamber tomb, temple, pyramid, obelisk and the market. A player can only choose one of three actions in a turn: excavate a new stone block from the quarry, load a block onto a ship, or to move a ship to a construction site. From there, the massive stone blocks must be unloaded in order from bow to stern and placed on the sites in pre-set sequences. Depending on where the blocks end up, players earn different point values either immediately or at the end of the game. In each turn, you must weigh your options for getting your own stones into place and thwarting your opponents’ placement plans. You must get your blocks to the right places, in the right order, at the right time to be the greatest architect.