disclaimer: we received this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are entirely their own.
Finding games that the kids enjoy that also teach strategy and a bit of history is challenging. Now a days, games like Pie Face are flying off the shelves and that really isn’t a game that my family would enjoy playing. In my research to find a game that the entire family would enjoy playing, I discovered Imhotep.
Imhotep is a game made for 2-4 players that are 10 years of age or older. The goal? Build awe inspiring monuments by transporting stone blocks to construction sites.
Players take on the roles of ancient Egyptian architects. Over six rounds, you must try to transport your stone blocks to end up in the most valuable positions at five construction sites: pyramid, obelisk, chamber tomb, temple, and market. But you can only choose one of three actions in a turn: excavate a new stone block from the quarry, load a block onto a ship, or move a ship to a construction site. Depending on where the blocks end up, players earn different point values either immediately or at the end of the game.
To make your monument the best, you will need to transport stone blocks on ships from your quarry to different construction sites. But you alone do not choose where the ships go. Your opponents have monumental plans of their own and want to prevent your success. A fierce competition for the precious stone resources plays out. Only with the right strategy and a little luck can you succeed.
In each turn, you must weigh your options for getting your own stones into place and thwarting your opponents’ placement plans. You must get your blocks to the right places, in the right order, at the right time to be the greatest architect.
You can purchase Imhotep for $39.95 from them here