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Valley of the Kings: Afterlife

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When you die, you can take it with you!

Take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for their death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. Using an innovative deck-building mechanic with a crumbling pyramid, players fill their tombs with jewelry, chambers, weapons, tomb art and other treasures. The player who collects the most valuable artifacts in their tomb wins the game!

Combining sets

While Valley of the Kings: Afterlife is a stand-alone game, it can be mixed with the original Valley of the Kings to play a different game each time and also play with up to 6 players.

 
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“Deck Building with a purpose.”

There are many deck builders that do nothing but have you buy cards to buy other cards to get points or defeat monster cards. That’s a lack of depth in a genre that has great potential, and the VOTK series does something to address that lack of depth. In this game, you must balance the desire to continue to play a given card throughout the game versus the need to bury it in your pyramid for points at the end of the game, because only cards buried in your pyramid will give you points. And you need to bury sets of the same color, but not repeat cards, to stack those points, all set against the backdrop of the sand running out of the hourglass. In this case, the timer for the game is the deck itself, and when all cards have been bought or disposed of, from the stock and pyramid, and all players have had an equal number of turns, the game ends.

So with a full slate of 4 players, the scores will be lower and you can adjust your strategy to that, but with two players, the need to bury a lot of cards is paramount.

I consider all three games in the series published so far to be good; however, my favorite is Afterlife.

 

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