German-style board game
The game board is a medieval landscape built by the players as the game progresses.
Aims are simple:
- Conserving followers.
- Joining in on other players’ features.
- Avoiding sharing.
- Judicious placement of followers in fields.
- Trapping opponents’ followers.
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abstract strategy board game
Inspired by the architecture of cliffside villages on Santorini Island in Greece. The game is played on a grid where each turn players build a town by placing building pieces up to three levels high. Players must move one of their two characters to the third level of the town.
Each turn of play involves moving one of your two pieces around then placing a tile adjacent to the moving piece. On subsequent turns, pieces may be moved onto one of these built-up tiles, but only one level up at a time. Pieces may also be moved down any number of levels. Players may also place a special dome tile on top of a three level building, which prevents a player from moving onto that spot for the remainder of the game.
The winning condition is to get one of your pieces onto the third level, though players may also win if their opponent is unable to make a move.
The Roxley Games version of Santorini introduced a god powers variant.
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