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Faiyum

2FFAI01

The oasis-like basin Faiyum was artificially built 3,900 years ago by enlarging the Bahr Yussef channel that connected to the Nile to create a regulated flood plain.

  • English, German
  • From 12 years old
  • 1 to 2h
  • 1 to 5 player(s)
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  • Global rate
    4.6/5*
    *Weighted average calculated according to the general average of the store
  • Bloggers (2)
    4.5/5
  • Customers (1)
    5/5

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The oasis-like basin Faiyum was artificially built 3,900 years ago by enlarging the Bahr Yussef channel that connected to the Nile to create a regulated flood plain. During the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, this swampland was slowly changed into farmland under the aegis of pharaohs such as Amenemhet III and Sesostris II. They ordered their advisors to build a system of canals and dikes to reclaim the land surrounded by desert and inhabited by crocodiles to turn it into a granary for Egypt.
Now, during the reign of Amenemhet III, you are the pharaoh's advisors, commanded to harvest goods, build roads, found settlements, and do much more for the good of Faiyum! You are being supplied with the necessary manpower, resources, and money, which means that if another advisor needs to use "your" roads, farms, and other buildings, they may do so since everything you build is owned by the pharaoh. The only thing you will own is the only thing that matters: the respect of the pharaoh.
Faiyum is a strategic game for enthusiasts of planning games. The basic rules are simple: Play your cards one by one on your personal discard stack. After playing some or all of your cards, you take them back into your hand in "reverse" playing order, so playing cards in the best order is important. Newly purchased cards go directly into your hand, so the timing of getting and playing them is important, too. Each of the individual cards has easy-to-understand actions, but only by creating the best combined "engine" will you be a master advisor of Faiyum.
This game features a card mechanism reminiscent of deck builders and the market mechanism successfully used in Power Grid. Gain more and more valuable cards, and use the structures built on the game board to your advantage — in other words, for your reputation. In the end, the most cunning advisor who creates the best card combinations will win Faiyum.
Theme(s) Antiquity
Language(s) EnglishGerman
Mechanism(s) CombinationSolitaireDeck BuildingWorkers
Author(s) Friedemann Friese
Artist Harald Lieske
Note globale 4.6
Editor 2F Spiele

This game is recommended by 2 of our Bloggers

The Bloggers have given a rate of 4.5/5 on this product
4.5/5
  • This game was played and recommanded by Vin d'Jeu, here its opinion:

    5/5

    Faiyum est extrêmement addictif et la variété de ses cartes ainsi que son nombre de combos possibles sont impressionnants. De plus, le jeu va vite tourner autour du juste équilibre entre amasser de plus en plus de cartes ou se satisfaire de quelques cartes en combo. Et là, le jeu devient incroyable car les 2 stratégies s’équivalent. Un joueur peut profiter d’une efficacité de deck une multitude de fois tandis qu’un autre va viser le long terme en constituant un deck immense pour pouvoir le faire tourner très longtemps. Et à chaque partie vous allez essayer quelque chose de différent: plus jouer sur les routes, sur les marchés, sur les bâtiments, ou sur certaines combinaisons. Faiyum est un oasis de fraicheur dans la production de Mr Friese.

    1 person found this review was helpful
  • This game was played and recommanded by Kubenboites, here its opinion:

    4/5
    Un air de Concordia (mécanique, rivière des cartes du marché) mais une occupation du plateau très différente et qui bénéficie à tous. Le visuel est clivant, comme souvent avec cet auteur, mais le jeu est lisible et très agréable.
  • This game was played and recommanded by Vin d'Jeu, here its opinion:

    5/5

    Faiyum est extrêmement addictif et la variété de ses cartes ainsi que son nombre de combos possibles sont impressionnants. De plus, le jeu va vite tourner autour du juste équilibre entre amasser de plus en plus de cartes ou se satisfaire de quelques cartes en combo. Et là, le jeu devient incroyable car les 2 stratégies s’équivalent. Un joueur peut profiter d’une efficacité de deck une multitude de fois tandis qu’un autre va viser le long terme en constituant un deck immense pour pouvoir le faire tourner très longtemps. Et à chaque partie vous allez essayer quelque chose de différent: plus jouer sur les routes, sur les marchés, sur les bâtiments, ou sur certaines combinaisons. Faiyum est un oasis de fraicheur dans la production de Mr Friese.

    1 person found this review was helpful

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This game is recommended by 1 of our Customers

The Customers have given a rate of 5/5 on this product
5/5
  • on 03/23/21 Verified purchase

    5/5
    Excellent Quelques erreurs de débutants, mais excellent 2-3 de jeux pour une première partie

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