Lead your clan to prosperity in Reiner Knizia’s Babylonia

October 11, 2019 - 7:46pm

Reiner Knizia returns to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates in Babylonia, published by Ludonova. In Babylonia, players seek to increase the prosperity of their clan by claiming placing nobles and farmers in strategic regions of the ancient Mesopotamian land to crop fields, influence cities, and gain benefits form Ziggurats.  

Gameplay is simple: play clan tokens from the player stand, score surrounded cities and Ziggurats, refill the player stand.  The more nobles near to a city, the more points that can be scored, but some cities only score certain types of nobles.  Points for cropping fields with farmers vary, sometimes depending on the number of cities near clan members. Surrounding a Ziggurat grants the player with the most tokens next to it a Ziggurat card, which grants a unique bonus in the game available only to the player who holds the card.

Play continues until a player runs out of clan tokens or only one city remains on the board. The player with the most points wins.

Babylonia plays 2-4 players, ages 14+ in 60 minutes. Contents include a gameboard, 32 location tiles, 9 Ziggurat cards, 120 clan tokens (30 in each color), 4 scoring markers, 4 stands, 5 Ziggurats, and rulebook. Look for the game now available at your friendly local game store.

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