ManufacturerRio Grande Games
Ages10 and up.
# of Players2-4
Play Time120 Minutes

Tikal

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Tikal is the most important and largest of all Mayan sites. It is located in the midst of an impenetrable jungle in northen Guatemala. The Mayans lived in Tikal from 600 BC to 900 AD, but little is known of the civilization that thrived there for 1500 years. As of this writing only a small fraction of the site has been excavated and investigated.

In Tikal, up to 4 expeditions plan to further explore the site to excavate and recover other temples and treasures. Each player is the director of an expedition intent on exploring Tikal in search of the secret paths that lead to the temples and precious treasures that have remained hidden for over 1000 years. A player receives points during four scoring rounds for each recovered treasure and for each temple that he controls. But, both temples and treasures can change hands. The expedition that earns the most points exploring Tikal wins the game.




 
1999 Spiel des Jahres - Winner
2000 GAMES Magazine Best Family Strategy Game
2000 International Gamers Award - (General Strategy, Multi-Player category)