A game that spans 1500 years of Egyptian history in less than an hour!
- Players: 2-5
- Play Time: 45-60 mins
- Ages: 12+
In Ra the players acquire tiles representing various aspects of economic, spiritual, and technological growth in ancient Egypt by bidding for them in auctions. The currency for these auctions are tokens given to players by Ra, the sun God - an equal number to each player, but every token has a unique value so the overall 'strength' of a players tokens changes as they are exchanged in auctions along with the tiles won.
The limiting nature of the Ra tokens makes bidding very different from many other auction games as players have to decide the right time to use the fixed bid tokens to get the tiles they most want, because once you've won auctions with each of your bid tokens, you're out for the rest of the round.
Then there are the disaster tiles that you don't want to win, and as the round progresses the sun sets on the current dynasty according to certain tiles drawn...meaning you never know exactly when its going to be to late to use that bid you've been saving...
EG says '...'