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Mesopotamia (2005)

Average Rating: 6.55/10
Board Game Rank: 1260
Strategy Game Rank: 633
Family Game Rank: 332
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Year Published
2005
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
Mesopotamia
Alternate Names
Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilization
Mesopotamië
Mesopotamien
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At the center is the Ziggurat, where you must bring 4 sacrifice tokens to win. But to deliver them, you must have sufficient Mana reserved by praying in temples, which players build. You bring your sacrifices from 4 huts that you build, and you can breed at an empty hut to increase your people. To build huts, temples, and Mana, you use rocks and timber that you collect from quarries and forests.

Each turn, you can move 5 places, placing new tiles if you go off the map, seeding stones or timber if they are quarries or forests, and carrying resource to empty plains if you want to build. Building a hut or temple, breeding, or drawing an action card ends your turn, and you bank Mana if you have people on temples. So gradually, you build up your clan and have them do different things. Some stand at temples to pray, some explore and carry resource, others help build or breed. And when you deliver a sacrifice, you kill the messenger too, thus needing to breed more.

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Mesopotamien
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Phalanx Games German edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2005
Product Code: PHA-DE. MES01
Size: 10.63 x 14.57 x 1.97 inches
2.20 pounds
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Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2005
Size: 14.50 x 10.75 x 2.00 inches
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Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2005
Product Code: PHA-NL.MES01
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
2.47 pounds
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0 Mesopotamia - kártya segédlet
A kártyák fordítása A4-es lapra felszerelve 4 példányban, nagy felbontású PDF fájlban. Nyomtatás után csak szét kell vágni, és máris megvan minden játékosnak.
Hungarian
2014-09-30
3 Cards in English for German version
Cards in English for German version
English
2012-03-25
4 Russian Rules/Правила на русском
Original rules in Russian language
Russian
2011-09-21
10 Universal Head MESOPOTAMIA Rules Summary
The Universal Head MESOPOTAMIA Rules Summary v1 (Mar10). Single-sided rules summary.
English
2010-03-28
1 Dutch translation of the action cards
Dutch translation of the action cards
Dutch
2009-05-05
6 Pegatinas Cartas Mesopotamia Español
Pegatinas para imprimir y pegar en las cartas de Mesopotamia, incluye tambien las d ela expansion
2008-10-15
0 Mesopotamien-kort-v1.pdf
Danish translation of card text, including the expansion cards. Version 1.
2008-10-10
3 Mesopotamia - cards & expansion cards - PL
Polisch translation
2008-08-29
8 English card paste-ups for Mesopotamia
English language paste-ups for the card deck. One page. Opens correctly at least in OpenOffice...
English
2008-07-11
4 Mesopotamia - Preferred Variants
Credits: Paul Nomikos (Magic Forest), Pierce Ostrander (Wormholes-development, new Card rules, new stealing rule), Kevin Ryan (Wormholes-original idea), Klaus-Jürgen Wrede (Move Point to pick up offering, eliminate tribe ending on temple, no population growth with resource on the ground).
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2008-07-02
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1260
Strategy Game Rank: 633
Family Game Rank: 332
Num Ratings: 1398
Average Rating: 6.55
Standard Deviation: 1.16
Num Views: 121554
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.4
Fans: 8
Personal Comments: 531
Users Owning: 1869
Users Wanting: 77
Users Trading: 140 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 2067
Plays This Month: 0
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Average Rating 6.59
Average Weight 1.83
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For Trade 28
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Wishlist 16
Comments 46
Year Published 2006
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