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Year Published
2006
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(65 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(19 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(28 voters) [poll]
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Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
Alternate Names
Cleopatra e la Società degli Architetti
Cleopatra en het genootschap van de architecten
Cleopatra y la Sociedad de Arquitectos
Cléopatre et la Societé des Architectes
Kleopatra und die Baumeister
クレオパトラと建築家たち
豔后華宇
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Designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, Cleopatra and the Society of Architects is a fun and engaging family game that includes a true, three-dimensional palace that players compete to build. Players strive to become the wealthiest of Cleopatra’s architects by constructing the most magnificent and valuable parts of her palace.

Players, however, will be tempted to deal with shady characters and trade in materials of dubious origins in order to help them build faster. While these corrupt practices might allow an architect to stay a step ahead of the rest, they come with a high price – cursed Corruption Amulets honoring Sobek, the Crocodile-god. When Cleopatra finally strolls into her new palace, at the end of the game, the most corrupt architect (the one with the most amulets) will be seized and offered as a sacrifice to her sacred crocodile! Only then will the wealthiest architect, from among those still alive, be selected and declared the winner of the game.

“The component design in Cleopatra is the most innovative we’ve undertaken to date,” said Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. “While it’s still a board game, the dozens of 3D pieces – Column walls, Doorframes, Obelisks, Sphinxes, and Palace Throne – all create the sense that you’re constructing a royal palace.”

“The game play really forces players into continually weighing the risks and rewards between taking enough corruption to enhance your position in the game, but not so much that you are forced out of the game at the end,” said the game’s co-designer, Bruno Cathala. “It’s a classic ‘push your luck’ dilemma that continually raises the tension level higher and higher until the game reaches its climax.”

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Microbadges: http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/cleo1.gif http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_Cleopatraand2.gif http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_Cleopatraand.gif

Components:

  • 1 Game Box (used for game set-up)
  • 1 Rule book
  • 1 Palace Garden Board
  • 1 Plaza of the Sphinx Board
  • 1 Altar of the Great Priest
  • 12 Mosaics of the Gods
  • 89 Amulets of Corruption
  • 15 Nile Merchants (3 per player)
  • 108 Treasure of the Pharaoh (32x 1, 32x 2, 24x 5, 20x 10)
  • 9 Column Walls
  • 6 Sphinxes
  • 2 Obelisks
  • 2 Door Frames
  • 1 Throne
  • 1 Pedestal
  • 10 Statues of Anubis
  • 1 Cleopatra Figure
  • 5 Dice of the Great Priest
  • 5 Pyramids of Corruption
  • 5 Summary Sheets
  • 109 Cards (75x Standard Resource Cards, 23x 'Tainted' Resource Cards, 11x Character Cards)

[Note: 110 cards includes the Days Of Wonder advertisement printed on one card; a non-game non-playable card.]

Card Sleeves

American Sleeves (56 x 87mm) for 109 cards

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Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
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Multilingual edition
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2006
Product Code: 7551
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
4.41 pounds
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German edition
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2006
Product Code: 7531
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
4.54 pounds
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Publisher: Days of Wonder
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2006
Product Code: 7551
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
3.90 pounds
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Publisher: Days of Wonder
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2006
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Days of Wonder, Edge Entertainment
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2006
Product Code: 7581
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.20 pounds
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3 Cleopatra & tSoA - Chinese Rules
Rulebook of "Cleopatra and the Society of Architects" in Chinese. 带水印,如有勘误或不妥之处请联系
Chinese
2013-09-05
1 Naklejki na karty - wersja PL
Polish cards stickers.
Polish
2013-02-19
3 Corruption & Auction Less Variant
This variant replace the auction mechanic with a random mechanic that has similar effects.
English
2012-08-16
3 Cleopatre SdA - Boites Talents & Corruption / Boxes for talents and corrupt tokens
Boites pour Talents et Corruption, avec compartiments pour les Talents (les boites tiennent dans l'insert thermo d'origine). Lid boxes for Talents (with dividers) and Corruption tokens.
French
2011-09-14
1 Cleopatre SdA - Boîte à cartes / Tuckbox
Boite a cartes pour la moitie des cartes du jeu, a imprimer sur papier epais 160g (deux boites sont necessaires, elles tiennent dans l'insert thermo d'origine). Tuckbox for hlf the cards (shadowen's -great- tuckbox was too small for my deck, so I made a new one)
French
2011-08-29
0 Cleopatre SdA - FAQ Semi-Officielle V1-FR
Compilation des questions/reponses postees sur les forums. Traduction et revision du fichier de Gene Baker (gbaker59). French translation and revision of Gene Baker's file (gbaker59).
French
2011-08-29
2 Samenvattingskaart
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Cleopatra. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
Dutch
2011-01-31
5 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Cleopatra and the Society of Architects.
Japanese
2010-04-08
2 Cleopatra Rus
Cleopatra Russian rules
Russian
2010-01-19
23 [Español] Resumen a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
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2009-09-14
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OBG 016: Down Time and Delay of Game
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2008-01-17
Besprechung von Kleopatra und die Baumeister
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2007-03-19
The Spiel #22 - You Bet Your Asp
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2007-02-04
BGB Volume 24 - Session Review with Great Wall of China, California, Toppo, and Cleopatra in brief with Chad Smith
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BGWS 021 – Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
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