Rating: 7.1 Good
Popularity:8
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2017
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 45-75 minutes
Age:12+

Official Site: Rajas of the Ganges game page


Created by: Inka Brand, Markus Brand, Dennis Lohausen

Published by: HUCH!, 999 Games, Devir

Alternate Names: Ganges, I Ragià del Gange

Description:

Through tactics and karma to wealth and fame...

In 16th century India, the powerful empire of the Great Moguls rises between the Indus and the Ganges rivers. Taking on the role of rajas and ranis – the country's influential nobles – players in Rajas of the Ganges race against each other in support of the empire by developing their estates into wealthy and magnificent provinces.

Players must use their dice wisely and carefully plot where to place their workers, while never underestimating the benefits of good karma. Success will bring them great riches and fame in their quest to become legendary rulers.

Prices:
Retail Price:$48
Ebay:$48
Expansions:
Brettspiel Adventskalender 2017
Rajas of the Ganges: Mango Village
Awards:
Meeples' Choice Nominee 2017
Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee 2017
Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee 2017

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India in the era of the aspiring Mogul empire. New lands are being gained along with great prosperity attained through the trading of silk, tea, and spices. Imposing structures such as the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort are built, and gorgeous gardens are created alongside new buildings and parks that will impress generations to come even centuries later.

At a time when the empire has almost reached its greatest dimensions and is in a phase of relative stability, players, representing rajas and ranis, are called upon to live up to the requirements of their role as venerable sovereigns. They must improve their estates into magnificent and wealthy provinces. …



Play With 6 Workers, 8 Dice, And Upgraded Special Yields

After having played the basic version for one or more games, you can opt for the "Navaratnas" version for advanced players (English "The Nine Gems"). Here, the following modifications apply:

You can activate all 3 inactive workers. So you may play with up to 6 workers. You play with the back of your Kali statue and you may store only up to 8 dice.

You play on the back of your province board. Here also, special yields are printed on the edge of the province board, which you can connect to your road network. However, these are only minor yields, but you can improve them during the course of the game. …



Mogul Empire (1526-1858)

The Mogul empire was a great empire that developed in the Indus-Ganges plain in North India. At the peak of its power (17th century), it comprised almost the entire India (as we know it today) and some parts of Afghanistan.

In 1858, the remaining part of the empire was occupied by the British and ceased to exist. A rich heritage of architecture, painting, and poetry shaped by Persian and Indian artists have been preserved to the present day. The empire was named after its rulers, the Great Moguls. …




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