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Rathulhu
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Rathulhu
This is a retheme of the popular game "RA" by Reiner Knizia, complete with rules and components based on the Cthulhu-Mythos.
Version: 01.2008
Author: Reiner Knizia (Original)
BGG: 12

 

Ra is an auction game with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Each turn players are able to purchase three lots of tiles with their bidding tiles. Once a player has purchased his three lots for the round, the other players continue until they do likewise, which may set up a situation with a single uncontested player bidding on tiles before the end of the round occurs. Tension builds because the round may end before all players have had a chance to win their three lots for the epoch. The tiles give either immediate points, prevent negative points for not having certain types at the end of the round (epoch), or give points after the final round. The game lasts for three epochs. The game offers a short learning curve, and experienced players find it both fast-moving and a quick play.

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The players represent mythos entities, who through endless Aeons vie for favour with the Old Ones, while the universe swivels and turns, and Great Cthulhu stirs in his slumber, until The Stars are Right! The game is played over three Aeons, during which players collect tiles through a series of auctions. After each Aeon, favour points are tallied, the winner being the one with the most favour at the End. Rathulhu is a re-theming of the game Ra by Reiner Knizia, originally published by Alea in 1999. Re-theme artwork and concept by The Warp, rules by Kristian G. Madsen. -Rules

Components
1 Game board,
25 Shoggoth tiles,
37 Ritual tiles (25 Cultists and 12 Altars),
25 Tome tiles (5 each of 5 different types),
40 Site tiles (5 each of 8 different types),
10 Setback tiles (of 4 different types corresponding to the above, with a superimposed elder sign),
8 Old One tiles,
5 Relic tiles,
30 Elder Sign tiles,
16 bid tokens, and optionally
64 scoring tiles.

 

Complete Game
Contains game board, tiles and rules ready for print, cut, glue and play.
Version: 01.2008
Author: Kristian Madsen (Rules) and Jack Redar (Game)
Download: Zip Archive