This version of Valley of the Kings consolidates the three previously released games in the line, upgrades the components, and adds new content.
Valley of the Kings is designed by Tom Cleaver. The first game in the series was released in 2014, Afterlife was released in 2015 and Last Rites was released in 2016.
In this game, 1-6 players work to assemble the most valuable set of grave goods in their tombs before they pass into the afterlife. The game features a unique “crumbling pyramid” mechanic to determine what cards are available on each player’s turn.
The box includes randomizers to create themed assortments of cards from all three original games, plus 6 new Unique cards added to the Premium Edition.
Premium Edition also features 10 Pharaoh Cards which provide asymmetric starting powers for the players as an optional variant.
When you die, you can take it with you!
Take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. Players want to fill their tombs with food, canopic jars, statues, amulets and other treasures, and to do so they acquire cards that are laid out in the shape of a pyramid; purchase cards at the base of the pyramid, and it "crumbles" to bring cards higher in the pyramid to the base where they can be bought. The pyramid resets each round with new offerings.
You score only for cards that you remove from your deck and stash in your tomb, so if you keep using valuable cards for their effects and don't entomb them before the game ends, you could lose out on big points! Whoever collects the most valuable artifacts in their tomb wins.
294 Artifact Cards
8 Tomb Tiles
6 Reference Cards
10 Pharaoh Cards
20 Randomizer Cards
39 Card Dividers
350 Tarot-sized sleeves
1 Starting Player Token
1 Player’s Guide
1 to 6 Players
45 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 30 September 2019