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You are one of Pharaoh’s children. Like your brothers and sisters, you
will spend a huge part of your life preparing for your journey towards
the Afterlife. Getting the support of loyal nobles and talented
artisans, building a magnificent burial chamber, making offerings to the
Gods… here are the main tasks set for you. But the gods are looking at
you and you will have to do your best in order to satisfy their demands.
Each of your actions will be judged during the weighing of your heart.
Pharaon is a game mixing resource management and worker placement into a
single mechanism, thanks to its Wheel of Actions. It is located at the
center of the gameboard, surrounded by 5 areas, representing the 5
actions featured in the game. Each round, the Wheel indicates which
resource has to be spent for accessing the matching action. As the wheel
rotates from one segment by the end of each of the 5 rounds, this access
cost to actions fluctuates throughout the game. As a consequence,
players have to plan their actions, anticipating which resources they
may need for the next round. But there are a limited amount of available
spots on the wheel, forcing you to watch your opponents, which resources
they have, and what they may intend.
How to play ?
A game of Pharaon is played in 5 rounds, during which the players take
turns one after the other, until everyone has passed. On their turn, a
player performs one of the 5 actions on the board. The actions can
provide Prestige Points (PP), determining who wins at the end of the
game, but they can also help getting new resources for further turns. To
be allowed to perform an action, the player has to pay its Access cost,
by spending the resource indicated by the Wheel of Actions for the area
in which they want to act. They then pay the Action Cost by spending the
corresponding resources. The resource spent on the Wheel to access this
area gets deducted from the Action Cost, if it can match. So, it is
useful to anticipate the rotation of the Wheel for taking the actions at
their best cost. But there is a limit on how many times an action can be
performed, and your opponents may need the same as you. Moreover, the
game will be closely watched by the Gods. You will have to fulfill as
many of their demands as possible to get their support and some extra PP.
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