Tuesday, September 15, 2020

New Game: Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

Obelisk of the Sun

Game designer Daniele Tascini continues to create great games.  Tekhenu: Obelisk Of The Sun is his latest along with co-designer David Turczi.  Some of Daniele's previous games include Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula, Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan, Teotihuacan: City of Gods, and Tolk'in: The Mayan Calendar.

Tekhenu: Obelisk Of The Sun, a game of building, planning, clever strategy, and impeccable balance. - - Players: 1 to 4  - -  Play time: 60 to 120 minutes.

publisher description

Join ancient Pharaohs in creating and growing one of the most impressive sites the world has seen, honoring the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. You must carefully manage the balance of your actions, preparing for the reckoning by the goddess Maat.  Today the site is known as Karnak.

The game board in Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian god: Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. In the center stands an impressive obelisk (Tekhenu) that casts its shadow onto different parts of the board. As a result, the area around the obelisk is divided into sunny, shaded, and dark sections, depending on how the obelisk casts its shadow at that particular moment. As the game progresses, the sun’s rotation alters which sections are sunny, shaded, or dark.

Tekhenu: Obelisk Of The Sun

Each turn players draft dice from the base of the Obelisk.  Select a die from the light or from the shadow to construct a farm, mine, or statue, to obtain a blessing, harvest resources, raise a pillar in the temple complex, or to honor the gods with a festival.  Once you are done performing your action, place the die on your scales.  Where it lands depends on whether it came from the light or the shadow.  When the time comes to weigh your heart, compare the weight of your pure and tainted actions to see what fate holds.  Keep your eye on the Obelisk of the Sun!  Depending on the game phase, it will cast its shadow in different directions - - and on different dice!

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