Five Tribes builds on a long tradition of German-style games that feature wooden meeples (a small person-shaped figure used as a player’s token). In a unique twist on the “worker placement” genre, the Five Tribes begins with the meeples already in place – and players must cleverly maneuver them over the villages, markets, oases, and sacred places tiles that make up Naqala. How, when, and where you dis-place these Five Tribes of Assassins, Elders, Builders, Merchants, and Viziers determine your victory or failure.
The Five Tribes rules are straightforward and easy to learn. But devising a winning strategy will take a more calculated approach. You need to carefully consider what moves can score you well and put your opponents at a disadvantage. You need to weigh many different pathways to victory, including the summoning of powerful Djinns that may help your cause as you attempt to control this legendary Sultanate.
- 2 – 4 Players
- Age 13+
- 40 – 80 Minutes