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The Kingdom Of Sands
The Kingdom of the Sands, a parallel reality that is the source of magic, is dying. After thousands of years of excessive use, the magic has almost disappeared. Faced with the peril, the Queen of Ragusa embarked on a quest to save her home, travelling to the Kingdom of the Sands. As a royal magician, you must act quickly to help him stabilize and regenerate the magic.
A solo mode is possible. The game has a simple mode for the initiation and easy and fast handling of its mechanisms. An advanced mode, including the use of special powers, adds tactical depth and replayability.
The Kingdom Of The Sands, The Rules Of The Game.
The game is organized around a "central bank" made up of cards representing different Buildings AND Runic Tiles (a kind of domino with variable colours and shapes) composed of three sections; at the beginning of the game, each player has 3 of these tiles.
Buildings have patterns made up of a varied set of Runes; players will have to reproduce this pattern on their Player Plateau, using the tiles they collect. Each completed Building at the end of the game earns a variable number of Victory Points; the player with the most VPs at the end of the final count is declared the winner.
The players take turns playing. In their turn, they try to reproduce the diagram of a Building in the central area of the game, by placing on their player board the Runes they have acquired. To do this, they MUST use one of their Rune Tile or some of the bonus tokens available to them in limited quantities, (the Elementary Spirits). When a Rune Tile is used by a player, it is placed back into the Rune Circle and the player must draw a new one from the circle; this pick is subject to certain conditions and the player cannot take any tile.
As soon as a player reproduces the diagram of a Building, he MAY take the corresponding card and immediately wins the bonuses shown on it (among other things bonus chips). Building cards taken from the "central bank" are only replaced at the end of each turn.
Some Building cards have an Hourglass icon; as soon as ten Hourglasses are "acquired" by the players, it marks the last round of the game. At the end of the game, a final Victory Point count is made; the player with the highest VP total is declared the winner.
The Kingdom of Sands is therefore a puzzle game where you will have to reproduce diagrams with tiles while anticipating both your next placements and the buildings your opponents are trying to complete in order to put obstacles in their way and prevent the low blows they could make you. That's enough to make your brain boil!