|Saturday, 01 August 2009 16:31|
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.
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.