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Year Published
2005
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(9 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Tower of Babel
Alternate Names
Het achtste Wereldwonder
Der Turmbau zu Babel
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Together, the players use cards to try to build the eight wonders of the ancient world. The number they build varies, but can't be more than seven. (Hence the subtitle of the game, "...or why the eighth wonder was never built.") While building together, each tries to provide the majority of the components for each wonder and collect scoring disks (in four suits). When it's someone else turn, you offer cards to the active player, and by good offers, can earn points (or sometimes even the disk). So a feature of "Tower of Babel" is that players always perform actions and can earn points during another's turn. Card trade offers, collecting disk sets, and building wonders are the three ways to earn victory points. The game ends when a player takes the last disk of any one of the four suits, so players have some influence on the game's end moment. And, the victory points determine the winner at game end. Typical game length is less than an hour.

  • Reiner Knizia Variant--some recommend against using the action cards because the publisher rather than Reiner Knizia added them and because they damage the game balance. To play with this variant, simply leave the action cards in the box. There is no bonus to the person who completes the final stage of a wonder.
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Het achtste Wereldwonder
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Dutch edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2009
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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Release Date: Mar 2009
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Tower of Babel
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Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2005
Size: 12.50 x 8.88 x 2.88 inches
2.00 pounds
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Der Turmbau zu Babel
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Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2005
Product Code: 48149
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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0 Rules for Tower of Babel in Hungarian
A szabályok magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules v2.0 Azért a v2-es verzió, mert anno már lefordítottam, de akkor még nem tudtam az eredeti szabályba szerkeszteni. Most ez is megtörtént, és némi finomítás is történt
Hungarian
2013-04-29
1 Complete and clear game rules in Dutch
Volledige en duidelijke spelregels in het Nederlands.
Dutch
2013-03-04
2 A Hebrew summary of Tower of Babel rules
This is a short summary of the rules in Hebrew.
English
2010-02-10
8 Tower of Babel - Greek translation
Translation of the rules in the greek language
Greek
2009-08-20
1 Tower of Babel - Guia Rápido de Regras em PORTUGUÊS
Quick rule guide in PORTUGUESE for Tower of Babel (guia rápido de regras em PORTUGUÊS)
Portuguese
2008-02-12
5 torre de babel.pdf
Reglas en español
2006-12-13
1 tower_of_babel_rg.pdf
Tower of Babel French rules
2006-11-22
26 Tower of Babel rules summary v1.3
Tower of Babel rules cram sheet v1.3 Added note about "No action cards" Knizia variant
2006-10-11
2 Tower of Babel Action Card reference.pdf
Tower of Babel action card reference v1.1
2006-10-11
3 Tower of Babel Tuckboxes.pdf
Tower of Babel Card Tuckboxes with artwork
2006-03-22
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