Valley of the Kings: A deck-building game of ancient Egypt

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Valley of the Kings: A deck-building game of ancient Egypt


Players: 2-4
Playing time: 45 minutes
Age: 14 and up

Game overview: Players are Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for their death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. In the Egyptian religion, when you die you can take it with you! Egyptians therefore stocked their tombs with food, shabti (statuettes of servants who will work for them in the afterlife), canonic jars (to preserve their organs), statues of the gods, household items, and amulets. You compete with the other players to accumulate the best artefacts for your tomb. At the end of the game, you score the artifacts stored there - the player with the most victory points wins!

Contents: Rulebook - 96 Artifact cards (40 level I cards, 29 level II, 27 level III cards) - 4 Tomb cards - 4 Reference cards

Other information:


Tom Cleaver


Alderac Entertainment Group


Development: John Goodenough
Cover Illustration: Banu Andaru
Card Art: Banu Andaru
Graphic Design: John Goodenough and Guillermo Nunez


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Tom Cleaver , “Valley of the Kings: A deck-building game of ancient Egypt,” Special Collections, accessed May 28, 2024,