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2007
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2 − 4
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Best with 3 players
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8 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
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6 and up
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Archaeology: The Card Game
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Discover the lost treasures of Egypt and make your fortune!

You are an archaeologist working the dig sites of the Egyptian desert. Search for the right pieces to complete torn parchments, broken pots and other priceless artifacts. Explore an ancient pyramid hoping to uncover a huge stash of treasure! Trade shrewdly at the local marketplace to increase the value of your collection. Sell your treasures to the museum at just the right time for maximum profit.

But beware, the desert also has its dangers! A devastating sandstorm can throw your expedition into disarray, and cunning thieves lurk around the dig site ready to steal your prize discovery!

The aim of the game is to make the most money by finding treasures and selling them to the museum. Players find treasures by digging at the dig site (draw pile of cards). Sets of treasures are collected over the course of the game and players choose the best time to sell them to the museum. Once a player sells a treasure set to the museum the value of that set is credited to the player, and is no longer subject to loss or theft.

If a player finds any maps at the dig site, he can use them to explore an ancient pyramid where more treasures are hidden. Players can trade their treasures with the local marketplace to increase the value of their collection. If a player meets a thief at the dig site, he will use this thief to steal treasure from another player. If a sandstorm hits, all players are affected and may lose some of their treasure.

The player with the most money at the end of the game is the winner.

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Contents: 87 cards and rules.

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Z-Man Games Second Edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Phil Walker-Harding
Year: 2012
Product Code: ZMG 4050
Size: 4.75 x 3.75 x 0.85 inches
0.38 pounds
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Z-Man Games First Edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Phil Walker-Harding
Year: 2009
Product Code: ZMG 4050
Size: 4.75 x 3.75 x 0.85 inches
0.38 pounds
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Adventureland Games Edition
Publisher: Adventureland Games
Artist: Phil Walker-Harding
Year: 2007
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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0 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes.
English
2015-02-19
11 Archaeology - Character Cards V1
A simple expansion to the game. My wife is an archaeologist and whilst playing this game with friends we started discussing famous Egyptologists from the C18th and C19th and how they went about plundering Egypt. The result is these 10 character cards which add another dimension to game play. Each player should choose a character at random and only reveal who they are when they wish to use the characters ability. We hope you like them.
English
2013-08-29
1 Archaeology: The card game rules in Hungarian
Archaeology: The card game rules in Hungarian / Játékszabály magyarul
Hungarian
2012-07-22
2 Правила игры Archaeology
Правила игры в формате PDF на 8 страницах (для печати буклета)
Russian
2012-04-27
0 Archaeology - chinese rules
chinese rules PDF
Chinese
2012-04-18
3 Archaeology: The Card Game - Tuckbox
Tuckbox for the cards of the game. The whole deck fits within 2 boxes. The tuckboxes fit sleeved cards with Fantasy Flight Green Sleeves. Designed to print in A4 paper. Also be sure to check the "Scale to fit paper" option when printing.
English
2012-03-23
6 Archaeology - Resumen de reglas
Resumen de reglas en castellano de "Archaeology".
Spanish
2011-05-06
27 Universal Head ARCHAEOLOGY Rules Summary
The Universal Head ARCHAEOLOGY Rules Summary v1.1 (Jun11). Small double-sided rules summary.
English
2010-03-30
15 Archaeology - Russian rules
Перевод правил на русский язык.
Russian
2010-02-26
14 Archaeology the Card Game Play Summary
Summary of setup and play. Includes card distributions.
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2009-12-21
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Board Game Rank: 825
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Num Ratings: 2427
Average Rating: 6.73
Standard Deviation: 1.22
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