Pyramids Construction - a Way to Achieve the Victory
Maciej Welc
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Pyramids - monumental structures of the ancient engineering.
Being able to build them was a significant achievement available for only advanced and powerful civilizations.

Many games apply pyramids construction to represent a way to earn a victory.

The goal of this list is to point out these titles and describe how building pyramids helps to gain the Victory.

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For the purpose of Pyramids don't have to be regular and could be flat top. But they do have to be buildings.
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1. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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Build the Pyramids and gain one civil action every turn, for the rest of the game.
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In Ra pyramids are one of a generic "monument" class. They help you win by being worth points as both sets of identical monuments and as sets of different monuments.
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Theoretically, you can build all the pyramids you want... as long as you have the brick for them.

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Pyramids are one of the buildings players can construct in this game to earn VPs.
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Erecting Pyramids is one of the way of gathering victory points. Additionaly there are some referring to that construction goal cards in play that can earn additional points when building goal is established at the end of the game.
 
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Building Pyramids is a one of the victory conditions for this game. However it is immediate and ultimate.

A civilization must be able to generate and protect sources of high level income to afford Pyramids.
 
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Helping to build the pyramids gives you victory points.

You also get victory points for helping build:
* The hanging gardens of babylon
* The tower of babel
* The colossus of Rhodes
* The Pharos (lighthouse in Alexandria)
* The mausoleum
* The statue of Zeus (can't remember where, but it was in a temple and was really really big)
* Some other temple
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You are buiding pyramids out of the pyramid and pyramid chamber tiles.

A 3-tile (2-level) pyramid is worth 3 points. A 6-tile (3-level) pyramid is worth 6 points. A 10-tile (4-level) pyramid is worth 10 points. The pyramid in the picture is only 3 levels high so it's only 6 points even if it has 9 tiles.
You also get extra points for 3 or 4 same-colored pyramid chambers.
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In this game you literally construct pyramids with wooden blocks. It also has the interesting end game mechanism of when you finish constructing the large pyramid the game ends.
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Well, building the pyramid is the only way to win.

Does it count?
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This is a relatively light game. My 6 year old daughter wins this one regularly (unless she's only playing to help Mommy win). It has a high 'gotcha' element.

Finish building all three of your pyramids and the game is over. But you only win if your pyramids, and sphynx possibly, are the most valuable.
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Your job is to finish the pyramid before your opponents do.
 
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In this game, building the pyramids gives you victory points and two free chariot units.
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