This avatar stinks!
It's got camels!
It's got dice!
It's got tiny, tiny cubes that hurt when you step on them with your bare feet!
So it's not as fun to yell as Ra! I still like it.
It's a clever game which is dice-driven, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a dice game. The dice are rolled and then grouped by number. The dice with the lowest number rolled go on the lowest "floor" of the action tower, the dice with the highest number on the highest floor of the tower. The rest of the dice are placed on the tower, in ascending order, beginning with the the second floor.
The the current player takes the dice off the floor which represents the action they will take. The number of dice is the number of times the player can take that action.
Usually the action is placing cubes on the board, but there is also taking coins, camels, cars, and placing on the caravan board. There are several mechanisms which are woven together to make a fun game which is really fairly simple to explain and play while remaining challenging.
Last week was a bummer as far as getting Ra played. It was just Michael and I for the full day, and the sun god just won't get off his lazy arse and come out of the box if there are not at least three people.
Really, what god is so picky that he/she/it has a worhsipper quota? I bet the Etruscan god, Tuchulcha, would have made an appearance for two!
We had several good games which played just fine with the two of us, but none of the required shouting.
Maybe some other time, Sunshine? But you can bet we'll yell the name out with a little less aplomb than we might have last week.
I wonder if Osiris wants a game named after him?
Games played last week
• Castles of Burgundy
• Commands & Colors Ancients
• Keltis: Das Würfelspiel
• Knights of Ten
• Pandemic w/On the Brink x2
• Race for the Galaxy w/The Gathering Storm x4
• Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin
• Thurn and Taxis
• Würfel Bohnanza