Be civilization's greatest deity in Deities

February 1, 2023 - 9:59pm

In Deities, players are ancient gods who are both feared and revered by a young civilization, and trying to help them thrive and prosper. The goal is to surpass the other deities who want to share in the glory to become the highest deity. Deities is published by Mandoo Games, designed by Gary Kim (known for Rising 5: Runes of Asteros), with art by Laura Bevon (known for Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig). The game supports 2 - 4 players, aged 14+, and plays in 45 – 60 minutes.

Each player uses a village token placed on the game board to gain resources, by lining it up with another token showing the same resource and activating all tokens in the line. Tokens are flipped over after being used, and could provide resources for the next player’s turn, so its important to be aware of what is activated and could be activated thereafter. Development tiles are drawn to create a Development Display which are then swapped out with any temples built. Disciple tiles are also drawn to create a Disciple Display which replaces any walls built. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins the throne of the best god.

Deities had a limited release at Essen 2022, and is expected to be more widely available in 2023.

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games