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Cleopatra And The Society Of Architects

Cleopatra And The Society Of Architects by Days of Wonder, Inc
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Manufacturer: Days of Wonder, Inc  Visit their site
Designer: Bruno Cathala
Ludovic Maublanc
Players: 3 to 5
Time: 60 Minutes
Ages: 8 and up
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Players compete to build an ancient Egyptian palace, while resisting the lure of corruption

Designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, Cleopatra & the Society of Architects is a fun and engaging family game that includes a true, three-dimensional palace that players compete to build. Players strive to become the wealthiest of Cleopatra's architects by constructing the most magnificent and valuable parts of her palace.

Players, however, will be tempted to deal with shady characters and trade in materials of dubious origins in order to help them build faster. While these corrupt practices might allow an architect to stay a step ahead of the rest, they come with a high price - cursed Corruption Amulets honoring Sobek, the Crocodile-god. When Cleopatra finally strolls into her new palace, at the end of the game, the most corrupt architect (the one with the most amulets) will be seized and offered as a sacrifice to her sacred crocodile! Only then will the wealthiest architect, from among those still alive, be selected and declared the winner of the game.

"The component design in Cleopatra is the most innovative we've undertaken to date," said Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. "While it's still a board game, the dozens of 3D pieces - Column walls, Doorframes, Obelisks, Sphinxes, and Palace Throne, and Statues of Anubis - all create the sense that you're constructing a royal palace."

"The game play really forces players into continually weighing the risks and rewards between taking enough corruption to enhance your position in the game, but not so much that you are forced out of the game at the end," said the game's co-designer, Bruno Cathala. "It's a classic 'push your luck' dilemma, that continually raises the tension level higher and higher until the game reaches it's climax."

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects is for 3 to 5 players, ages 8 and up and takes approximately 60 minutes to play. The game is expected to be available this spring in Europe and in June in North America

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Bryan O'Connell

Cleopatra is a game of hand management, auctioning, and building to gain prestige points. The game has some pretty interesting risk-taking opportunities. Supports 3-5 players and can be played in about an hour. The components of the game are top notch, so even non-gamers should be drawn in. Enjoy!

Days of Wonder out did themselves on the components for this game. It is amazing once the game is completed. This is a great card and tile driven game with a fun twist. A family favorite.

The components of Cleopatra and the Society of Architects are simply outstanding. Everything is just perfectly made and give the game a very sophisticated feel. Gameplay is good too, but it is definately the components that draw people in and make it so easy to get the game to the table in any group.

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