Designers of Anachrony and Teotihuacan teaming up for 2020 release Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

January 1, 2020 - 9:41pm

Ancient Egypt is a popular theme in 2020. Daniele Tascini, designer of Teotihuacan: City of Gods, and David Turczi, co-designer of Anachrony, are co-designing a dice drafting game set in ancient Egypt. In Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun, the game board is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian god, around the central obelisk Tekhenu. Each round rotates the sections in which Tekhenu casts its shadow, leaving two sections each sunny, shaded, and dark. One to four players will compete to gain the most victory points over four full rotations of Tekhenu. 

Players draft dice of five different colors, and which die you can select as well as the action they grant are impacted by the sun status of the board's sections. Dice are either Pure, Tainted, or Forbidden. You cannot draft Forbidden dice. The other categories will push your soul toward Purity or a Tainted Imbalance. Your location on this spectrum will impact victory points and turn order. 

Drafted dice will enable players to build structures, produce resources, and manage their population's happiness in pursuit of the most victory points. Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun is scheduled to be a 2020 release from Board&Dice.