A great theme for board games is the Egyptian theme, featuring pyramids and sphinxes. It’s fun when you learn how pyramids work in your imagination.
I found the Egyptian theme incredibly fun, in the sense that not only did you get to explore the temples of the ancient Egyptian civilization, but you had to do it while playing the game. Also, I found Egyptian culture to be incredibly beautiful, and very well transcendent as far as gaming goes.
There are more games about Egyptian culture than these, I would recommend them. In any event, this is a great entry point to learning the basics of fascinating ancient cultures. What do YOU think? Am I missing any cool titles available with this theme?
Camel Up (Dutch)
Valley of the Kings: Premium Edition
7 Wonders Duel
Elder Sign Omens of the Pharaoh
Egypt themed Boardgames on eBay
In Imhotep, the players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep.
Over six rounds, they move wooden stones by boat to create five seminal monuments, and on a turn, a player chooses one of four actions: Procure new stones, load stones on a boat, bring a boat to a monument, or play an action card. While this sounds easy, naturally the other players constantly thwart your building plans by carrying out plans of their own. Only those with the best timing — and the stones to back up their plans — will prove to be Egypt’s best builder.
The players seek to expand their power and fame and there are many ways to accomplish this: Influencing Pharaohs, Building monuments, Farming on the Nile, Paying homage to the Gods, Advancing the technology and culture of the people. Ra is an auction and set collecting game where players may choose to take risks for great rewards or… And all this is for the glory of the Sun God Ra!
Games with an Egyptian theme on Kickstarter
From Ra to Set, from temple to tomb, unlock the Gods of Ancient Egypt. Bring their otherworldly mythology to your gaming table.
Castles & Crusades Codex Egyptium: Brian Young has delivered us the sixth in the Mythos Series, bringing to life the world of Ancient Egypt. From a history of that desert land, to the mythologies surrounding its creation and the gods who carved it from the ether, the realms they ruled and the monsters they commanded. Each god is explored in detail. What’s more this is the first of the Mythos series to be re-envisioned and set out in a stat block that makes the gods far more usable for players (for reference, see the Players Guide to Aihrde, already published). And lastly Brian explores the actual geopolitical and cultural world of Ancient Egypt allowing CKs to bring their players to another world, in another time!