Tekhenu: Obélisque du Soleil (French)
|Designer :||Daniele Tascini, Dávid Turczi|
|Numbers of players :||1 to 4
|Age :||14 years old and +|
|Playing Time :||60 to 120 minutes
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4000 years ago, on the eastern bank of the Nile, the foundations of the Temple of Amon-Ra were laid. During the two thousand years that followed, the temple has gradually been enlarged and became better known as Ipet-Isut ("the largest of places"), with the most important religious building in the world. Today, the site is known as Karnak, located in Luxor in modern Egypt.
Join the old pharaohs to create and develop one of the most impressive sites that the world has seen, honoring the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth and Osiris. You must carefully manage the balance of your actions, preparing the judgment of the goddess Maat.
Tekhenu's game board: Obélisque du Soleil is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian God: Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth and Osiris. In the center is an impressive obelisk (Tekhenu) which projects its shadow on different parts of the plateau. Consequently, the area around the obelisk is divided into sunny, shaded and dark sections, according to how the obelisk projects its shadow at a particular moment. As the game progresses, the sun rotation modifies the sunny, shaded or dark sections.
At each phase, you earn victory points by having the most workshops or careers of each type, for buildings built near the temple of Amon-Ra, the number of statues you have built, in depending on the happiness of your people, or having reached maximum production.
You must also keep resources to support your population, otherwise you will suffer negative consequences. In addition, after the second and last phase, you can win bonus victory points thanks to various decrees that you have collected during the game.