Players: 2-4

Duration: 40 min

Age: 10+

First edition:


Second place at the Premio Archimede 2010, during the final it has been presented with the following words: “”When we talk about sleds, the automatic association is of large fields of snow. Here instead you must think of hot sands and ancient buildings, because you are playing at Builders of Egypt by Phil Harding from Australia.”




The players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep.
Over six rounds, they move wooden stones by boat to create five seminal monuments, and on a turn, a player chooses one of four actions: Procure new stones, load stones on a boat, bring a boat to a monument, or play an action card. While this sounds easy, naturally the other players constantly thwart your building plans by carrying out plans of their own. Only those with the best timing — and the stones to back up their plans — will prove to be Egypt’s best builder.

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The game

Imhotep was published thanks to its attendance to Premio Archimede
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