In Imhotep, the players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep.
Over six rounds, they move wooden stones by boat to create five seminal monuments, and on a turn, a player chooses one of four actions: Procure new stones, load stones on a boat, bring a boat to a monument, or play an action card. While this sounds easy, naturally the other players constantly thwart your building plans by carrying out plans of their own. Only those with the best timing — and the stones to back up their plans — will prove to be Egypt’s best builder.
- 120 Wooden blocks (called ‘stones’; 30 in each of the 4 game colors: black, white, brown, and gray)
- 5 Site boards (Market, Pyramids, Temple, Burial Chamber, Obelisks), all double-sided with different placement rules to add variety to the game play
- 1 Scoring track board
- 8 Ship tokens
- 4 Supply sled tokens (1 in each of the 4 game colors: black, white, brown, and gray)
- 21 Round cards
- 34 Market cards