Posted by Lory Gilpatric as Card Games
Asmodee games is set to release another in the Builders game series. This August, keep an eye out for the Antiquity version, which is very similar to the other Builders games, but has a couple of added mechanics.
In The Builders, players earn victory points by successfully completing a build project. Pay to send a worker to the site. When enough workers with enough materials on hand (like wood or stone) are assigned to a site, the player earns that site. The first player to reach 17 victory points wins the game.
The Antiquity version of the game has a new mechanic: investments. Once per turn, players can make a loan from the bank, which will instantly give you additional money, but reduce your victory points. You can also buy a tool, which will increase your materials, or send a worker to school. That worker will learn an additional skill. You can also purchase slaves, which don’t cost anything to send out to work, but will give you negative victory points at the end of the game unless you give them away first.
The game includes:
The Builders: Antiquity supports two to four players ages 10 and up. Game play takes approximately 30 minutes. It retails for $17.99 and is expected to launch this August. Look for it in your local board game store.