Imhotep: A New Dynasty is the first expansion for the Spiel des Jahres-nominated Egyptian building game

16 June 2017
4002051694067-44775.jpg Imhotep: A New Dynasty
Sushi Go creator Phil Walker-Harding reveals set will add eight new monuments

Although the mystery and mystique of ancient Egypt never really goes out of fashion, it seems to be going through somewhat of a resurgence at the moment, with Magic: The Gathering’s latest addition Amonkhet and classic horror movie The Mummy getting a Tom Cruise-starring reboot in cinemas both within the past couple of months.

That makes the news of a new expansion for Imhotep, the 2016 Spiel des Jahres-nominated game about building monuments in ancient Egypt from Sushi Go creator Phil Walker-Harding, particularly timely – although we’d welcome more of the pretty little game anytime.

Subtitled A New Dynasty, the first major add-on for the game adds eight new structures for players to build block-by-block, as well as five location boards, seven god cards and other cards and components.

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It sounds like the new set won’t change the core gameplay drastically, with players transporting cubes around, loading them onto boats and eventually adding them to their construction.

Walker-Harding said on Twitter that A New Dynasty is planned for release at Essen in October.

The RRP will be €19.99 (£17), so you can expect around a £20 price tag here in the UK.


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