Send your adventurers in search of ancient lost cities and the fame (and treasure) their discovery will bring.
- Players: 2-4
- Play Time: 30 mins
- Ages: 10+
Lost Cities: The Board Game expands upon Reiner Knizia's excellent card game for two players (Lost Cities) so that now up to four players can send their teams to search for fame and treasure.
This is done by playing cards to move their playing pieces along stone paths - the further along a given path a piece gets, the closer to discovering the city at the end, and so the more it scores.
However you can't just rush out along as many paths as you want, for the early stones along a path have only negative scores (representing all the cost of sending out the expedition in the first place) so spread your expeditions too thin and you're costs will wipe out your profits.
The cards are in five different colours, each corresponding to one path to a lost city. The cards of each colour run from 0-10 (twice) and each player can play his cards in ascending or descending order - but once they have played two cards to a sequence they can no longer change their minds about which way it goes!
Each turn a player either plays a card from their hand and moves the corresponding piece, or discards a card - and this discard can be picked up by your opponents so there are always difficult choices to make.
Lost Cities: The Board Game is the english language version of what was released as 'Keltis' in Germany, where it won the Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year). Iincluded in the rules for Lost Cities are the variations that were used in Keltis as they are both essentially the same game.
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