|Number of Game Players||4|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Color||2-4 Players | Ages 10+ ||
|Release date||15 August 2018|
|Mfg Recommended age||10 - 99 years|
|Item Model Number||690335|
|Product Dimensions||12.95 x 4.32 x 18.03 cm; 300 Grams|
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Lost Cities Rivals Strategy Game
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|Brand||THAMES & KOSMOS|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||13 x 4.3 x 18 centimetres|
|Number of Game Players||4|
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- Latest addition to the lost cities franchise by acclaimed game designer Reiner Knizia.
- A stand-alone game that combines elements of the original lost cities with a new auction mechanic.
- Players lay down cards to venture down expedition routes and win fame.
- For 2 to 4 players ages 10 and up.
- Play time: 40 minutes.
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Use your cards to venture down expedition routes that take you to far-flung and mysterious corners of the earth: to an abandoned mountain temple, a decaying circle of stone, a city sunken under the sea, an ancient stone-age settlement, and a Town inside of a mountain. Your goal is to plan the routes in such a way that they bring you the greatest possible fame. And if you are especially daring, you will also be able to wager on the success of your own expeditions. But watch out: you are not the only one traveling! Which routes will you pursue and how much gold is it worth to you? Plan well and use your resources wisely. Only the player who has collected the most fame at the end of the game will be the winner.
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About KOSMOS Games
KOSMOS games build social skills, stimulate logical and strategic thinking, promote visual-spatial and math skills, cultivate physical coordination and manual dexterity, encourage family time, and inspire fair-mindedness, confidence, and honorable attitudes. German engineered and beautifully made, these games become enduring family favorites and game night classics. For all these reasons, Kosmos games have earned worldwide acclaim.
Lost Cities: Rivals
A Game by Reiner Knizia
Use your cards to venture down expedition routes that take you to far-flung, mysterious corners of the Earth. Your goal is to plan the routes in such a way that they bring you the greatest possible fame. If you are especially daring, you will also wager on the success of your expeditions. But watch out: You are not the only one traveling! Which routes will you pursue and how much gold is it worth to you? Only the player who has collected the most fame at the end of the game will be the winner.
About the Author
Reiner Knizia was born in 1957 and lives in Munich, Germany. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and has published numerous games in Germany and abroad. Among his greatest successes are winning the 'Deutscher Spielepreis' (German Game Prize) in 1993, 1998, 2000, and 2003, and the 'Spiel des Jahres' (Game of the Year) for 'Keltis,' which is based on 'Lost Cities.' Reiner Knizia specializes in games that offer simple rules and a lot of freedom of decision.
What do you get?
No game board required for this latest addition to the Lost Cities franchise! 65 expedition cards, with values from 2-10 in five different colors, are what players use to start and expand their expeditions. Wager cards can be used to increase the value of expeditions, and the gold tokens are necessary to bid on expedition cards. Since each round starts with a different starting player (depending on who won the auction in the previous round), a starting player card is included to help keep track.
What's it all about?
How to play
Players take on the role of adventurous explorers venturing down expedition routes that consist of cards placed in ascending numerical order. On a turn, a player can either uncover a new expedition card to add to the communal display, or use his or her gold to start an auction for the cards in the display-the cards go to the highest bidder and allow players to start or expand on their expeditions! Each expedition card has either 1 or 2 footprint icons on it; each footprint counts as one victory point. Daring adventurers will place wagers on the success of their expeditions in the hopes of earning more victory points. The winner is the one with the most points after all expedition cards have been uncovered.
Who will like it
Fans of Reiner Knizia's Lost Cities franchise will find a lot to love in this latest addition to the series which allows for play by 2 - 4 players! The introduction of an auction/bidding mechanic puts a new twist on the gameplay, creating lively player interaction and replayability. If you're not familiar with Lost Cities, but you enjoy games that are equal parts strategy and luck and that allow you to take chances, you'll find a lot to love in Lost Cities: Rivals. Bonus: the playing cards feature beautiful art and are color-blind friendly! Icons on the bottom of the cards help to distinguish the five colors that represent the different expedition routes.
Discover more Lost Cities!
Fans looking for more ways to enjoy the world of Lost Cities should check out the two other games in the franchise: Lost Cities: The Card Game is the original two-player version where, rather than bidding on cards to start expeditions, each player has a hand of cards that only they can see and use to embark on their journeys. Lost Cities: The Board Game is a four-person version that challenges each player to guide a team of explorers down expedition paths on the game board, collecting artifacts and victory points along the way.