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Year Published
2009
# 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
12 and up
Playing Time
45 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Assyria
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In Assyria, players represent tribes living in Mesopotamia, trying to develop on the desert and a limted fertile area located between two rivers that divide the board. In their quest for power (points), players build Ziggurats (permanent outposts), wells, make sacrifices to gods and try to get along with nobles of Assur - the capital of Assyria. The game is a light-weight eurogame, built around the short-term rapid point gains vs long-term investments dilemma. General flow of play is as follows:

Phase 1: Players get resources for expansion and decide on play order

In this phase, players pick cards with resources that enable expansion on the board. In general he/she who gets most food, plays last. First player expands with least food.

Phase 2: Players expand on the board to earn points or money.

Players begin to form strings and/or clusters of huts and pay for placing them with their food cards. Depending on where huts are placed, they either score points or earn camels (money).

Phase 3: Players spend money/camels on various investments.

A player either goes for one-time bonuses from the nobles of Assur, or makes long-term investments by offerings to gods and building Ziggurats.

The game lasts for three eras, made up of 2-3 of such cycles. After each era comes the flood: the board is partially cleaned up, but players also capitalize on their investments from phase 3. Each round, players also score points for huts (those built on fertile land between the two rivers bring more points) and ziggurat tiles.

In comparison to other games from Ystari's series - Assyria is lighter than Caylus, Olympos, Ys or Sylla (in terms of complexity, available choices - represented by numerous tiles, cards, icons, cards etc. that need to be remembered and can be combined during play), but heavier than Yspahan, Mykerinos or Metropolis.

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Contents
1 game board
In every of the 4 colours: 10 huts, 4 ziggurat bases, 4 ziggurat centers, 4 ziggurat roofs, 4 discs for prestige, camels, turn order, and offerings
16 grey discs (wells)
54 cards:
40 x Food (5x Wild 1, in every food: 1, 1 ,1, 2, 2, 3, 3)
9 x Expansion (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)
1 x Bonus (4)
4 x Plow
1 Rules book

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Assyria
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English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games, Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2009
Size: 12.40 x 8.88 x 2.75 inches
1.93 pounds
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Ystari French first edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2009
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 2.76 inches
1.87 pounds
French
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German edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2009
Size: 12.60 x 8.86 x 2.76 inches
1.98 pounds
English, German
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0 Memento de la règle pour Assyria
un rappel en 1 page du tour de jeu.
French
2015-03-21
4 Assyria Reminders.pdf
Once, when teaching Lancaster after not having played it in ages, I made a critical error that I didn’t discover until after the game. I said never again and since then I make a “Reminders” sheet for all of my games. The intent was not to cover all the rules but to make note of those little things that can be forgotten. Most of the Reminders start with the set-up and ends with the end of game conditions and scoring. I print them on cardstock and trim away the excess, making an easy to use sheet. They are also a good framework to use when teaching the games. If you click on my user name, then click on Contributions, then go down to Files you can check out my Reminders for all of my games. Enjoy.
English
2014-06-21
4 Scoring VPs in Assyria
As I had problems to get my head around the scoring of the VPs in Assyria I made a short overview for the VPs only. Anyone else having the problems feel free to use.
English
2014-05-13
2 Block wraps
Don't want to call these decals. These are for cover the blocks to give them a more architectural look. Best to print using inkjet(not laser) on plain paper. Brush white glue on and stick to blocks. White glue allows some play time.
English
2013-12-19
2 Fссирия (Игровед)
Правила игры
Russian
2013-09-22
4 Assyria - Tile for 3 or 2 player
Tile to hide 4 or 3 players part of the board. (print at 101%)
(neutral)
2012-11-10
2 Assyria - Tuckboxe
Tuckbox for all the cards
(neutral)
2012-11-10
8 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2012-06-15
1 Assyria - Résumé des règles - 1.0
Résumé des règles en français - Rules summary in french
French
2011-05-04
10 SoloPlay_Assyria_v1.pdf
File contains rules to be able to play Assyria in a solo environment. The variant has 3 levels of play and at the highest level will challenge an experienced Assyria player. This variant is #26 in the SoloPlay series. For more solo game variants and a discussion about this game's design click the following link: ([url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/546042]Assyria SoloPlay Design[/url])
English
2010-07-16
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