Archaeology: The New Expedition


Archaeology: The New Expedition is a reimplementation of the popular Archaelogy: the card game (with several changes).

You are an archaeologist working the dig sites of the Egyptian desert. Search for the right pieces to complete torn parchments, broken pots, and other priceless artifacts. Explore an ancient pyramid in the hope of uncovering a huge stash of treasure! Trade shrewdly at the local marketplace to increase the value of your collection. Sell your treasures to the museum at just the right time for maximum profit.

Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Player numbers: 2-5 players
Recommended Age: 10+
Game Time: 20 minutes

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1 review for Archaeology: The New Expedition

  1. epinema

    Archaeology: The New Expedition strikes me as a perfect gateway game. There is enough game to it that a ‘gamer’ will enjoy playing it and its simple enough to teach a newcomer.

    The gameplay is very simple, draw a card, trade cards for other cards of equal value and then maybe bank a set to score points.

    There are a few events, sandstorms which wipe out half of each players hand out and land them in the market (probably should have banked them!) and a thief, that lets a player steal 1 card at random from another players hand. The good thing is, none of the events are too painful, typically everyone suffers some loss, it doesn’t have a targeted take that feeling like many games of similar ilk.

    A solid addition recommended for any and all collections.

    The New Expedition also adds Monuments of various flavours that change how treasure and maps work so there is also a nice bit of variety over the original version.

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