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Year Published
2003
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(26 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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The Ark of the Covenant
Alternate Names
Die Baumeister des Königs
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A game based on Carcassonne, Ark of the Covenant has players vie for control of cities, roads, flocks, and temples by using the tiles to create the dynamic play area and by placing followers on the tiles.

New features compared to Carcassonne include oases along roads which award 1 additional point to that road for each oasis, a one-time use "prophet" for each player which doubles the value of a completed city for that player, a simplified field scoring with each sheep in the field adding 2 points and each wolf subtracting 2 points, and a new scoring mechanism for temples. Additionally, players can forgo the placement of a follower on the board to move the Ark around the tiles and award 1 point to the owner of each follower it passes.

Part of the Carcassonne series.

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Components:

  • 71 Normal Land Tiles
  • 1 Starting Tile
  • 40 Meeples (8 per player in 5 colors)
  • 5 Large Meeples (1 each per player color)
  • Ark of the Covenant Piece
  • Scoring Track
  • Instructions

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The Ark of the Covenant
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Scandinavian/Finnish first edition
Publisher: Bergsala Enigma, Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Imelda Vohwinkel
Year: 2011
Product Code: 144
Size: 10.63 x 7.48 x 2.36 inches
Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedishmore»
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The Ark of the Covenant
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English second edition with wooden ark
Publisher: Inspiration Games
Artist: Alvin Madden, Imelda Vohwinkel
Year: 2005
Size: 10.75 x 7.50 x 3.00 inches
1.38 pounds
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The Ark of the Covenant
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English first edition with cardboard ark
Publisher: Inspiration Games
Artist: Alvin Madden, Imelda Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Size: 10.75 x 7.50 x 3.00 inches
1.38 pounds
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German first edition
Publisher: Diehl Medien
Artist: Alvin Madden, Imelda Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Size: 10.75 x 7.48 x 2.60 inches
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0 The Ark of the Covenant - cz rules
Rules in czech
Czech
2012-11-01
7 5x7 Ark Player Aid (Reference Card)
A full-color 5x7 card that guides players through the game. Just print and fold. Special thanks to Acoriano3 for editing and clarification!!
English
2010-03-14
24 The Ark of the Covenant - Complete Annotated Rules
English rules, FAQ's and tile distribution. A complete reference.
2008-12-22
5 3x5 Player Reference Cards
A Handy Player Aid card (2 per sheet) that folds to a 2-sided 3x5 cards that outlines the turn options on one side and scoring on the other.
English
2007-11-11
2 Ark of the Covenant rules in alphabetical Table format
All the rules in convenient one page, alphabetical summary
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2007-09-25
2 Ark of the Covenant rules.doc
Ark : One Page Rules summary (in alphabetical Table Format)
2007-09-22
0 c-ark_hu.pdf
Hungarian rules - A szabályok magyarul (posted with permission from Inspiration Games)
2006-09-28
8 Ark of the Covenant Tile Distribution Sheet.pdf
Tile Distribution (In similar format to those posted for Carcassonne.)
2006-07-24
4 ARKrule1PAGER.doc
Quick Rule Summary for Ark
2006-07-12
5 Ark Score Sheet.xls
The Ark of the Covenant Score Sheet in Excel
2006-05-30
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