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Five Tribes Welcomes Fifth Player in Whims of the Sultan

W. Eric Martin
United States
North Carolina
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Practically since the day it was announced, people have wondered why you can't play Bruno Cathala's Five Tribes game from Days of Wonder with five players — which, of course, ignores the small detail that you are not playing as one of the tribes, but rather as someone who manipulates the members of those tribes for your own benefit.

No matter — Cathala and Days of Wonder have finally righted that numerical wrong with the announcement of Five Tribes: Whims of the Sultan, which bears this description:

The Sultanate of Naqala continues to flourish, and the new Sultan has founded five fabulous cities to take advantage of this time of prosperity — but these cities have attracted more competitors than grains of sand in the desert and the fate of the Sultanate will once again lie in the hand of the five tribes and the powerful Djinns.

Five Tribes: Whims of the Sultan contains all the components needed to play five-player games of Five Tribes and introduces new fabulous cities tiles. Visiting these cities gives players opportunities to win glory as they fulfill excessive requests from the Sultan by completing "Whim of the Sultan" cards. Fierce competition is to be expected, as controlling these tiles can be a major contributor to a player's final score.
Five Tribes: Whims of the Sultan, which carries a MSRP of $30/€25, will debut in June in Europe and at Gen Con 2017 in August in North America. You can download the rules in English, French, and German from the Days of Wonder website.

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