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Ra (1999)

Average Rating: 7.48/10
Board Game Rank: 95
Strategy Game Rank: 71
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Reiner Knizia's Ra

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$3.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
1999
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(314 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(57 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Ra
Alternate Names
太陽神
태양신 라
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Ra is an auction and set-collection game with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Each turn players are able to purchase lots of tiles with their bidding tiles (suns). Once a player has used up his or her suns, the other players continue until they do likewise, which may set up a situation with a single uncontested player bidding on tiles before the end of the round occurs. Tension builds because the round may end before all players have had a chance to win their three lots for the epoch. The various tiles either give immediate points, prevent negative points for not having certain types at the end of the round (epoch), or give points after the final round. The game lasts for three "epochs" (rounds). The game offers a short learning curve, and experienced players find it both fast-moving and a quick play.

From the Box:
The game spans 1500 years of Egyptian history in less than an hour!
The players seek to expand their power and fame and there are many ways to accomplish this: Influencing Pharaohs, Building monuments, Farming on the Nile, Paying homage to the Gods, Advancing the technology and culture of the people. Ra is an auction and set collecting game where players may choose to take risks for great rewards or... And all this is for the glory of the Sun God Ra!

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More Information Edit | History

This game is #1 in the Alea big box series and is part of the Knizia auction trilogy.

Awards

2000: International Gamers Award Best Strategy Game Nominee.
1999: Deutscher Spiele Preis 2nd Place.
1999: Meeples' Choice Award

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Two player rules were not included in the first or second editions of the game, but are included in the third edition rules.

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Components:

  • 1 Eight-Page Rule Booklet
  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Cloth Bag with drawstring
  • 1 Ra Figure
  • 16 Sun Tokens (numbered 1 to 16)
  • 48 VP Tablets (10 x 1-point, 8 x 2-point, 20 x 5-point, 10 x 10-point)
  • 180 Tiles:
    • 30 Ra Tiles
    • 8 God Tiles (Anubis, Bastet, Chnum, Horus, Seth, Sobek, Throth, Uto)
    • 25 Pharaohs Tiles
    • 2 Funerals Tiles
    • 25 Nile Tiles
    • 12 Floods Tiles
    • 2 Droughts Tiles
    • 25 Civilizations Tiles (5 agriculture, 5 art, 5 astronomy, 5 religion, 5 writing)
    • 4 Unrest Tiles
    • 5 Gold Tiles
    • 40 Monuments Tiles (5 fortress, 5 obelisk, 5 palace, 5 pyramid, 5 sphinx, 5 statues, 5 step pyramid, 5 temple)
    • 2 Earthquakes Tiles

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Reiner Knizia's Ra

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Rio Grande edition with misprinted (Taj Mahal) boxback
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2012
Size: 12.48 x 8.90 x 2.87 inches
2.38 pounds
English, German
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Swan Chinese edition 2010
Publisher: Swan Panasia Co., Ltd.
Artist: Allison Kline, Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2010
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Korean edition 2009
Publisher: Korea Boardgames co., Ltd.
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Year: 2009
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches
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Rio Grande edition 2008
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2008
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches
2.00 pounds
English, German
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Überplay edition 2006
Publisher: Überplay
Artist: Allison Kline, Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2006
Product Code: UBR129
Size: 7.50 x 11.00 x 2.75 inches
2.44 pounds
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0 Play Mat / Cards
Helpful cards that work as play mats. I used the services and templates from here: http://www.printerstudio.ca/customized/large-size-custom-card-decks.html
English
2015-05-11
17 Player Mat for RA
This is my version of a player mat for Ra.
English
2014-12-03
2 Rathulhu Player Mat
Player mat (A4) for the re-themed version you can find here: tiles: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/29636/rathulhu-tiles-125-scale board: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/29637/rathulhu-game-board-125-scale-tiles rules: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/29976/rathulhu-rules
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2014-08-07
2 Ra Reminders.pdf
Once, when teaching Lancaster after not having played it in ages, I made a critical error that I didn’t discover until after the game. I said never again and since then I make a “Reminders” sheet for all of my games. The intent was not to cover all the rules but to make note of those little things that can be forgotten. Most of the Reminders start with the set-up and ends with the end of game conditions and scoring. I print them on cardstock and trim away the excess, making an easy to use sheet. They are also a good framework to use when teaching the games. If you click on my user name, then click on Contributions, then go down to Files you can check out my Reminders for all of my games. Enjoy.
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2014-06-22
0 Ra: aiuto giocatore in italiano
Revisione 1.3 con ulteriori chiarimenti al regolamento Revision 1.3 with additional rules clarifications
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2013-09-12
2 Tabela punktacji.
Uwaga: tabela jest formatu A4. Dla wygody użytkowania sugeruję wydrukowanie 2 lub 4 tabel na jednej stronie A4.
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2013-04-01
9 Paper Ra
Inspired by Thedalek's Pencil & Paper Ra. But this one is in Spanish and it fixes the errors Thedalek's had. Print a copy of the first two sheets for as many players. I print them side by side, so that I get two sheets per page. The 3rd and 4th sheets can be used for four different games. They simulate the bag. You need a new 1st and 2nd sheet for each game (for each player.)
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2012-08-27
4 RA Polish Rules
Polish Rules. Polskie tłumaczenie zasad gry
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2012-04-25
10 Ratzzia! Retheme
Ratzzia! retheme tiles (1.4"x1.4") with a simple scoresheet/scoring guide at the end.
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2012-04-24
4 Tapetes y ayudas de RA en español
Ayuda para puntuar, tamaño carta, color, 2 ayudas por hoja.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 95
Strategy Game Rank: 71
Num Ratings: 13603
Average Rating: 7.48
Standard Deviation: 1.35
Num Views: 762742
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