Friday, February 3, 2012

Game Profile: Pergamon

First come first dig!

Mechanics Set Collection, Press Your Luck
Theme Archeology
Publication Gryphon, 2011
Ages 10+ 
Time 45
Players 2 - 4


Pergamon casts players in the role of archaeologists searching for antique vases, jugs, bracelets and golden masks in five levels of excavation. The most valuable artifacts are in the deepest levels and are the most expensive to excavate.
The game consists of twelve rounds with four phases in each round. Scoring will take place at the conclusion rounds 5, 7, 9, 12 each. Each round begins with a dynamic press your luck selection of where to place your player figure along the research funding track. The space you choose will determine the amount of research money you receive, how deep in the excavation you can go, and where you will play in the turn order. You have to be able to pay for your excavation so you must choose tactically. Being able to go first to the excavation site will give you first crack at the artifacts but may not gain you enough research money to go to the deeper depths where the older and more valuable artifacts lie. Next players will excavate artifacts, piece together exhibits, and place completed exhibits (collections) in the Pergamon Museum. Additional victory points are awarded for each new exhibit placed in the Pergamon Museum.
At the end of the game special bonus points are awarded for having the oldest, second oldest, and third oldest artifact exhibited in the Pergamon Museum.
We have an open copy of Pergamon available in our Demo Games Library for you come in and try.

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