Imhotep is an easily learnt resource management building game for 2-4 players set in ancient Egypt.
In Imhotep, players take on the roles of ancient Egyptian architects. Over six rounds, they try to transport their stone blocks to end up in the most valuable positions at five construction sites: pyramid, obelisk, chamber tomb, temple, and market. But a player can only choose one of three actions in a turn: excavate a new stone block from the quarry, load a block onto a ship, or move a ship to a construction site. From there, the massive stone blocks must be unloaded in order from bow to stern and placed on the sites in preset sequences. Depending on where the blocks end up, players earn different point values either immediately or at the end of the game.
In each turn, you must weigh your options for getting your own stones into place and thwarting your opponents’ placement plans. You must get your blocks to the right places, in the right order, at the right time to be the greatest architect.
Imhotep was a nominee for Spiel Des Jahres (Game of the Year) in 2016 which means its perfect for families!
Awards & Honours
2017 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Family Game Nominee
2016 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2016 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2016 Cardboard Republic Architect Laurel Nominee
- 120 wooden blocks (“stones”). 30 in each of the game colors: black, white, brown and gray
- 5 double sided Site Boards
- 1 scoring track board
- 8 ship tokens
- 4 supply sled tokens, 1 in each of the game colors: black, white, brown and gray
- 21 round cards
- 34 market cards
Card sleeve information if you wish to sleeve the cards in this product:
55 cards. Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Mini European – Red (FFS02, 50/pack) – (1-11/16” x 2-5/8″ – 44 x 68mm)