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2013
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Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
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10 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Monolith: The Strategy Game
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Monolith is a fast-paced, confrontational, and exciting worker placement game that will reward players who make use of thoughtful and creative gameplay strategies. No two games will play the same as changing Fate and Rune cards are introduced to create a variable game board offering phenomenal replayability. Players will be executing exciting combinations and managing valuable resources, all while cautiously engaging other players.

To begin the game, the game board is seeded with five Starting Rune cards, six Rune cards at random, and one randomly-drawn Fate card. Once the first player is determined, they gain the powerful Primus Token and randomly determine the placement of the starting "Round 1" card, while all other players receive one Skill card or one gem.

Players then take turns placing or socketing one die at a time onto a Rune card of their choice, yielding Skill and Power cards, gems or victory points, and they can even attack other players. After all dice have been placed, the cards on the board are resolved in sequential order. As each die is removed, the effect of that placement is resolved. This sequence makes for exciting combinations and rewards strategic play.

All resources of the game are finite, so players need to play carefully in order to avoid wasting placements. The game ends after five rounds or immediately if any player reaches Victory on the Score Track.

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Components

1 Rulebook
1 Score Track
8 VP Player Markers
5 Starting Rune cards
31 Rune cards
2 Solo Play Rune cards
7 Fate cards
3 Blank Rune cards
5 Round cards
12 Power cards
39 Skill cards
4 Player Power cards
1 Primus Token
20 Dice (4 Sets of 5 Dice)
20 Gems

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Monolith: The Strategy Game
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English first edition
Publisher: Goblin Army Games
Artist: Rob Hughes, Mike Lubbers, Rocky Ponce
Year: 2013
Product Code: GAG10000
Size: 10.30 x 10.30 x 2.30 inches
1.50 pounds
English
Release Date: Apr 2013
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1 Tithe Power card version 2.0
For those who felt that the Power card TITHE, is a little too powerful, here is the official updated PnP version. It will now be discarded after use!
English
2014-08-26
0 Blank Rune Cards
PnP versions of 6 blank Rune cards, featuring sockets of 1-6. Now you can officially create all of those awesome Rune ideas that you have wanted to try out
English
2014-08-26
1 Round cards version 2.0
PnP versions of Round cards 1,2,4 and 5 with the Exalted Round side now featuring the text, IMMEDIATE, and the corresponding symbol as described in the Extended FAQ.
English
2014-08-26
15 Monolith Extended FAQ
Monolith Extended FAQ web version 2.0
English
2013-05-03
11 Monolith Rulebook
Monolith Rulebook web version 2.0
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4320
Strategy Game Rank: 1183
Num Ratings: 146
Average Rating: 6.67
Standard Deviation: 1.50
Num Views: 23816
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
Fans: 75
Personal Comments: 60
Users Owning: 320
Users Wanting: 9
Users Trading: 25 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 336
Plays This Month: 0
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