12 Egyptian Themed Boardgames You’ll Love

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)

In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course.

Valley of the Kings: Premium Edition

Take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. Players want to fill their tombs with food, canopic jars, statues, amulets and other treasures, and to do so they acquire cards that are laid out in the shape of a pyramid

7 Wonders Duel

In many ways 7 Wonders Duel resembles its parent game 7 Wonders as over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military or scientific development in order to develop a civilization and complete wonders.

Elder Sign Omens of the Pharaoh

Elder Sign: Omens of the Pharaoh is an expansion for Elder Sign, a dice game for one to eight players filled with Lovecraftian horrors. Based on the Dark Pharaoh expansion for the Elder Sign: Omens app, a team of investigators must join an expedition into Egypt to stop the rise of the Dark Pharaoh Nephren-Ka!

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 game spans 1500 years of Egyptian history in less than an hour!
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

Castles & Crusades Codex Egyptium

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!

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