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2008
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2 − 5
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Best with 3, 4 players
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Playing Time
90 minutes
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12
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Playing Gods: The Board Game of Divine Domination
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Playing Gods is a satirical board game of divine domination. Two to five players each play a different god, and compete with each other to take over the world. This is done by spreading your believers, converting the followers of other gods, or killing them off with Acts of God.

Playing Gods also has an open-ended structure that encourages player creativity. For example, players may choose to be a figurehead of one of the five main religions, or they may choose to create their own gods – or even be their own god! In the Expansion Pack (sold separately), artistic and creative players may even write and design their own cards.

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Lightning. Tornadoes. Tsunamis. Plagues.

Natural disasters?

Or signs of gods' wrath?

The earthly and divine realms meet in Playing Gods. Whether wreaking disasters of biblical proportions on innocent populations or bestowing providence and goodwill, the gods have ever made sport of humans. Though imbued with amazing powers, the gods are jealous. Other gods, with their silly miracles and ridiculous beliefs, diminish the glory and importance of the one true god--or so each of them believes!

Enact the religious struggles ripped from today's headlines with Moses, Jesus, and others, or step back in time to don the mantle of the Norse ruler Odin, the Roman god Mars, the Celtic warrior Morrigan, or Kali the Hindu god. Wiccans can battle Scientologists and ancient Mayan gods for control over mankind. Players can be Cthulu, the Cult of Oprah, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or create their own gods; the only limit is your imagination.

Using Wrath cards, Gods can command the four elements (Fire, Air, Earth, and Water) to unleash natural disasters on each other's followers, or use special attacks like Darkness, Plague, Locusts, and Famine (against which there is no defense).

But players can also choose to convert, rather than kill, other gods' followers. This is done with Conversion cards, and gods may offer things such as Prosperity, Communion, Afterlife, Miracles, and Scripture to groups of believers. The god with the best strategy, skill, and luck shall rule the world....

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Board Game Rank: 10807
War Game Rank: 2312
Num Ratings: 57
Average Rating: 4.13
Standard Deviation: 2.18
Num Views: 23478
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.6
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 33
Users Owning: 103
Users Wanting: 7
Users Trading: 10 [find trade matches]
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