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Year Published
2009
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Ra
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Primary Name
Priests of Ra
Alternate Names
Kapłani Ra
Die Priester des Ra
太阳神的祭司 (太陽神的祭司)
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Another challenging game of Gods, men, and their monuments from Reiner Knizia!

The game spans 1500 years of Egyptian history. The priests of Ra seek to extend their power and fame. They do this by directing farmers, warriors, merchants, and scribes. They cause others to build granaries, fortresses, markets, and libraries. And they erect a gigantic pyramid for the glory of the Sun God Ra!

This game is a rework of Ra, with most of the same rules but completely different scoring tiles that come up for auction, some of which are two-sided, requiring players to choose which side they will make available for themselves... and for their opponents.

Board & Pieces: The Board has 2 tracks, effectively time and auction. Also there is a space between the two track for a spare bidding tile. In a bag are all the Collectible tiles, some double sided, consisting of Sun of Ra, Priests, Plagues, People, Buildings & Pyramids. Bidding Tiles, used to win auctions. Auction Token, used to show active player to maintain play order.

Play: The game is played over 3 epochs (rounds). Each round ends when the Sun of Ra (time) track is filled.
Any non Sun tile is placed on the Auction track, in the case of double sided tiles the active player decides which side to use. Auctions can either be called by a player (instead of drawing a tile), or automatic when the auction track is filled. Each player may make one open bid, or pass. The winner takes the tiles in the auction track and swaps his bidding tile with the one in the middle. If all players pass (for example to avoid Plague tiles) then these tiles are taken out of play.

Scoring: At the each epoch VPs, or Ankhs, are awarded for most of a type or a variety of People & Buildings. Penalties are awarded for Plagues (which can be offset by a number of Priests). People and Priest tiles are then taken out of play, Buildings, Pyramids & Plagues are carried over into the next epoch, so can be scored again. At the end of the 3rd epoch, Pyramids are also scored by construction height and tiles used. Ankh collections are now converted to points. Finally a bonus & penalty is also awarded depending on a players bidding tiles.

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Rio Grande Games English edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2009
Product Code: RIO408
Size: 9.00 x 12.50 x 2.75 inches
1.98 pounds
English, German
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2 PRIESTS OF RA , traduction française des règles
nouvelle version de la traduction française de PRIESTS OF RA. J'ai essayé de rendre les règles plus évidentes. De se retrouver plus facilement dans les sections et de plus détailler certains aspects pas mentionnés dans la version anglaise.
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2014-11-10
4 Priests of Ra player mat
This is my stab at a folding player mat to help with scoring. It is 210 x 420 mm (+ 5mm bleed for trimming), so would print well onto A3 card which could then be cut down and folded. Any suggestions/corrections gratefully received.
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2014-06-10
4 Priests of Ra: aiuto giocatore in italiano
Revisione 1.3 con ulteriori chiarimenti al regolamento Revision 1.3 with additional rules clarifications
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2013-09-12
5 Priests of Ra player mat
Priests of Ra a3 player mat composed of two a4s so you can easily print them at home. The images were taken from the image gallery on bgg.
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2013-04-24
4 Priests of Ra hungarian rules 1.0
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2010-12-20
13 Priests of Ra A4 player mat
This is an A4 player mat for Priests of Ra. I designed it with borders so you can laminate it if necessary.
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2010-10-07
20 Priests of Ra Player Aid v1.1
Player Aid and scoring guide V1.3 clarifies Priest ability
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2010-01-17
14 Priests of Ra Quick Reference
1-page quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Version 1.2. Added building scoring clarification, thanks to ackmondual.
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