Friday, 25 December 2015

On the 4th Game of Gamesmas

The magpies brought to me:

I'm not even going to try to rhyme this one! We were invited to our new neighbour's house for christmas dinner and they happen to be avid boardgamers! Tzolk'in was offered by our hosts and we gave it a whirl.

Tzolk'in is set, unsurprisingly,  in the Mayan era and you have to send your workers out to gather resources to build monuments and earn points. Easy eh? Well, one twist with this game is the resource track isn't static:

You place your worker on the lowest available space on any of the smaller outer wheels and, at the end of the game round, the centre wheel us advanced one space which moves all of the outer wheels one space. Thiz means you really have to think ahead and plan what resources you're going to collect whilst making sure you also harvest corn to feed your workers. A great little game that we had to cut short due to tired kids but well worth picking up :-)


  1. That looks like a sweet little game - might have to look into some Boxing Day (week) sales :)

  2. It was great. I picked up just enough to realise how badly I was going to lose.. just as we had to leave!