The Ankh board game is centred around Ancient Egyptian gods and players battle it out to become the only god left standing in a transitioning society.
If the mysteries of the Ancient Egyptian world of gods is something you take a keen interest and fascination in, then exploring the Ankh Board game may be a fun experience for you.
In the Ankh: Gods of Egypt board game, you can immerse yourself in an exciting world where you get to play the role of an Ancient Egyptian god fighting to survive and be recalled.
Get ready to compete and stand for what you believe is the right way of living while trying to stay alive alongside your followers.
What kind of game is Ankh: Gods of Egypt?
The Ankh board game follows the mythology of Ancient Egypt, and it is a competitive strategy-type game. It can be categorised under the themes: Ancient, Miniatures and Mythology, and Buildings.
Based on the ways of life of Egyptians, who lived to worship many gods, the game transports players to a world where they assume the roles of these gods in a time when society is changing its way of life, worshipping fewer gods, and losing control.
Warfare starts amongst the gods in a fight for retained power and control in a society that seems to be straying. Only one god can remain.
Ankh: Gods of Egypt board game
Ancient Egyptian society finds itself shifting from polytheism to monotheism. Two to five players can play Ankh during gameplay, each player has a turn to perform two actions, one of which could bring about an event.
Gameplay moves in a clockwise direction. There are four actions that can be played, either the action to Move Figures, Summon Figures, Gain Followers, or Unlock Ankh Power. Each action is depicted as a track on the central dashboard. An action can be chosen even if it cannot be resolved.
Where an action marker lands on the rightmost space of its track, an event can be triggered. Players first need to first complete the action, then the event is triggered by the action.
To resolve an event, move the Event marker one space to the right of the Event track and move the Action marker back to the starting point on its Action track.
Where an Event was not triggered, players must take a second action in a lower line of the central dashboard than the first action.
There are three types of events, namely, Control Monument, Camel Caravan, and Conflict.
|How to resolve it
|Move each figure three spaces
|Place a figure from your pool on the board neighbouring one of your figures or controlled Monuments
|Get a follower for each Monument that you have any figures next to
|Unlock Ankh power
|You must first surrender the number of followers equal to the next level of Ankh power you can unlock. Once you have done this, you must get control of a Guardian figure of the same level if the figure’s symbol is revealed
Events that can result from an Action
There are two types of event spaces: individual events (round spaces) involving only the player who triggered the event and conflicts, and (square spaces) involving all players in the game.
|How to resolve it
|· Acquire control of one neutral monument that you have a figure next to
· If there are no neutral Monuments, get control of an opponent’s neighbouring Monument
|· Place up to six camels to split a region into two new ones of at least six spaces in size
· Set the next Conflict Order token in any of the new regions
· You can swap the token from one of the two new regions with another token of choice
|· The player who triggered the Event draws the Battle Tiebreaker token and checks each region for the following:
– Domination for one player game (gaining one devotion for each Monument majority, and gaining another devotion for dominating a region)
– Battle for multiple player game
Components of the game
The Ankh board game comes with many components in the box, including:
- A rulebook
- Main game board
- Scenario book
- Five plastic Ankh tokens
- Twenty plastic bases
- Forty-six cards
- Twelve dashboards
- Four marker bases
- A plastic gem
- 197 Tokens
- Five gods miniatures
- Thirty warrior miniatures
- Fifteen guardian miniatures
- Thirty camel miniatures
Winning the game
To win the game of Ankh and become the only god of Egypt, you need to win in one of three ways, namely:
1. You win if your Ankh token ends up at the top space of the Devotion track
2. If you are the only god left standing after the fourth Conflict Event (if no one is left, the game results in a draw and Egypt becomes atheistic)
3. If neither of the above scenarios are achieved, the winner becomes the player with the most Devotion after the last Event on the track is resolved.