|Cleopatra and the Society of Architects|
|The Completed Palace|
The game itself has a simple concept, collect resources from the market and build various items to decorate Cleopatra's new Palace. Each time you build you earn money and the object of the game is be the richest surviving architect.
|A smorgasbord of components|
There's a ton of different mechanics in the game from area control to trick taking and even a blind auction so there's plenty of opportunity for you to different strategies to try to win. The multiple mechanics for gaining and removing corruption tokens means that you never really know who is in the lead at any time making for a tense and fun end game. This is always something high on my priority list when I look at a new game.
As I said before my copy is German, and I foolishly thought that I could get away this as the majority of the cards just have the German names for Wood, Stone, Marble and Craftsmen. However, the "Worshippers of Sobek" (aka the tainted character cards) had other ideas. These cards have complex instructions on their use which needs to be readily available to the players. My solution was to photoshop the German Summary Cards and replace the text with English, no mean feat I can tell you. If anyone has scans of the English summary cards to donate, I would be most grateful.
|Playing the game with 4 players|