Rating: 6.8 Good
Popularity:48
Difficulty:Medium
Year:2012
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 90 minutes
Age:13+

Official Site: Official page at CGE


Created by: Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini, Milan Vavroň

Published by: Czech Games Edition, Cranio Creations, The Game Master BV

Alternate Names: Tzolk'in: Calendarul Maiaș, Tzolk'in: De Kalender van de Maya's, Tzolk'in: Der Maya-Kalender, Tzolk'in: Il Calendario Maya, Tzolk'in: Kalendarz Majów

Description:

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is a dynamic worker placement board game in where players take the roles of one of the 5 Mayan Tribes (Palenque, Uxmal, Tikal, Yaxchilan, and Chichen Itza).

The game board features a Mayan calendar represented by a 26-tooth Tzolk'in gear and depicts various actions that can benefit your tribe.

On your turn, you will either place workers on the gears or pick up workers placed on a previous turn. The workers perform the actions when you pick them up. After everyone has had a turn, the Tzolk'in gear advances one day, causing all workers on all gears to move one position ahead, which changes the actions they can perform.

Corn is the basic commodity, serving as food for your population and as currency. Actions allow you to produce food, extract resources, construct buildings, and develop technologies.

Some actions please the gods, others displease them. You track your standing with the gods (Quetzalcoatl, Kukulcan, and Chaac) on the three temples on the board. The most devout tribes receive the best rewards.

The gods award victory points twice during the game. You can also earn victory points by constructing certain buildings or carrying crystal skulls to Chichen Itza. The game ends after one revolution of the Tzolk'in gear.

Your remaining resources are converted to victory points, and you also get points from certain monuments. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Prices:
Retail Price:$47
Amazon:$29
Ebay:$62
Expansions:
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar – Mini Expansion 1
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar – Mini Expansion 2
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar – Tribes & Prophecies
Awards:
Juego del Año Tico Nominee 2014
Games Magazine Best New Advanced Strategy Game Winner 2014
Tric Trac Finalist 2013
Tric Trac d'Argent Winner 2013
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