Construction is underway on a temple dedicated to Sobek. A huge market has emerged nearby, supplied by the continuous flow of feluccas and pirogues along the Nile. Your Guild of Merchants is determined to take advantage of this unbelievable opportunity, and ready to use any means to grab sumptuous goods out of the way of your opponent. Beware, though, as it will be crucial not to have accumulated too much corruption when the time of reckonings arrives.
How to play
In Sobek: 2 Players, both opponents collect and sell Goods to earn the most Victory Points. On their turn, the player chooses among 3 options: take a tile on the Market, sell a set of Goods or play a Character. When the player takes a tile, they select one on the Ankh pawn’s line and add it to their hand. They then place the Ankh pawn in the line that is indicated by the tile they just took, which determines the choices available to their opponent.
When they have enough in hand, a player can sell a set of at least 3 tiles of the same type. These tiles will earn them Victory Points at the end of the game, depending on both their quantity and the amount of Scarabs that they feature. A player can also use a Character to benefit from its powerful special ability.
In Sobek: 2 Players, everything is about timing. Planning ahead and analysing which opportunities you offer to you opponent on their next move is key to playing the best moves and winning the game.
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