We present to you five super fun greek mythology board games for unforgetable game nights. All five games are interesting with various mechanics and we are pretty sure you’ll like them if you love greek mythology.
The Oracle of Delphi | Greek Mythology board games
For once, Zeus, Greek god of thunder and sky, is in high spirits. Hence, he decides to offer a generous gift to a worthy mortal and invite him, or her, to his realm, to Olympus. To determine a sufficient candidate, Zeus hosts a competition for his entertainment. Twelve legendary tasks are imposed upon the fearless participants: to erect graceful statues, to raise awe-inspiring sanctuaries, to offer capacious offerings, and to slay the most fearsome monsters. The first participant to master all the posed assignments wins the favor of the father of the gods himself.
In Stefan Feld’s game The Oracle of Delphi, the player’s ships travel across a large variable game board of hexagonal tiles showing islands and the surrounding waters. Each player aims to reach certain islands to perform the twelve tasks given by Zeus: e.g., to collect offerings of different colors and to deliver them to corresponding temples, or to slay monsters of a specific type (and color), all of which can be discovered on the islands.
The oracle dice
In order to execute these color-dependent actions, you are given three colored dice each turn, the so-called “oracle dice”. Rolling the dice (at the start of the turn) is equivalent to consulting the oracle, whereas the results represent her answers. The answers determine which actions you will be able to take, but you will always have three actions per turn. However, a slight divergence from your fate is often possible.
In addition to the oracle, you can request support from the gods and you can acquire favor tokens, companions, and other special abilities that will help you win the race against other competitors.
Differently equipped ships and the variable set-up of the game board will offer new challenging and interesting strategic and tactical decisions with every new game of The Oracle of Delphi that you play.
- Players: 2-4
- Play time: 70 – 100 Minutes
- Ages: 12+
- DESIGNER: Stefan Feld
- ARTIST: Dennis Lohausen
Build like a mortal, win like a God in the game of Santorini, the strategic family board game by Gordon Hamilton. The objective is simple: Be the first player to build, block, and climb your way to the top of a building three stories high. Sounds easy? Not so fast! Santorini requires tactical manoeuvring and increases in difficulty with the addition of extra powers via “god” cards. With thousands of possibilities and unlimited replay value, each round of Santorini is exciting and new! Unfold the beautiful game board and challenge your friends and family to construct gorgeous buildings! Both kids and adults can play this game that tests the bounds of mortal intelligence. Join the pantheon of winners in the game of Santorini!
Play Time: 20 minutes
Publisher: Spin Master / Roxley
Designer: Gordon Hamilton
Illustrators: David Forest & Lina Cossette
Fight for Olympus | Greek Mythology board games
Players use the soldiers, heroes and demigods of Greek mythology to battle their opponent! By playing cards to take control of Troy, Olympus and the Delphic Oracle, as you recruit heroes and demi-gods of legend, such as Heracles, Hector and Achilles to increase your capabilities and inch closer to victory!
Strive for a military victory or overwhelm your opponent by controlling all of the locations on the board. Win an exciting duel and become the master of the Greek pantheon!
- Players: 2
- Play Time: 20-40 minutes
- Age: 8+
- Artist: Javier González Cava
- Game Designer: Matthias Cramer
- Manufacturer / Partner: Mayfair Games Inc.
Cyclades | Greek Mythology board games
Victory requires respect for all the gods – players cannot afford to sacrifice to only one god, but must pay homage to each of five gods in turn. Each turn, the players bid for the favors of the gods, as only one player can have the favor of each god per turn – and each player is also limited to the favor of a single god per turn. Ares allows the movement of player armies and the building of Fortresses.
Poseidon allows players to move their navies and build Ports. Zeus allows his followers to hire priests and build temples. Athena provides her worshipers with philosophers and universities. Apollo increases the income of his worshipers.
- Players: 2–5
- Playing Time 60–90 Min
- Age: 13+
Twilight of the Gods
The gods are dying, and pantheons of deities across the globe are in decline. Belief ebbs from the world, leaving these once mighty legends desperately scheming to collect what scraps of faith remain. Some seize power with naked aggression, commanding merciless armies from a multitude of nations to convert new believers by force. Others prefer diplomacy. Gods of hearth and field erect well-defended sanctuaries, lashing out violently at those who dare breach their defenses, while figures of shrouded mysticism call forth monsters and legends from the river of myth and time, supplemented by divine manifestations that tear the fabric of reality asunder.
Special Once-Per-Game Power
You and your friends each become a different deity from one of numerous pantheons and civilizations in an epic battle to the death. Utilize human armies, mystical beasts, and heroes of renown from both past and future alongside your god’s particular method of strategy – Aggression, Negotiation, Mysticism, or Sanctuary – to influence how your battle plays out. But remember: every deity possesses a special once-per-game power that can turn the tide of battle or come back from what seemed like overwhelming defeat, so never count an opponent out until they draw their last card!
- Players: 2
- Playtime: 30-40 minutes
- Age: 13+
- Design Team: Pebble Carver Games (Chris Kluwe, Greg Kluwe, Chris Morgan, and Justin Nouget)
- Development: Victory Point Games
- Illustration: Clark Miller
- Graphic Design and Layout: Clark Miller, Barry Pike III, Grant Taylor
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