The God Kings is a wargame covering the ancient wars of the Near East, from the 15th to the 13th century BC. Players control the armies of Egypt (New Kingdom), the Hittites, the Mitanni (a long-forgotten Hurrite kingdom), and the Babylonian Kassites. A resurgent Assyria also makes an appearance as raiding parties.
The God Kings is a card-driven game, a system modeled on Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage. Each kingdom and its army is led by its King, and there are many Kings included, some great and some not so great... Ramesses II, The Pharaoh Queen Hatchepsut, Thutmosis III (the Napoleon of antiquity), Amenophis IV (better known as Akenathon), and of course Tutankhamon all appear for Egypt's greater Glory! Discover also Suppiluliuma, greatest of the Hittite kings, terror of his enemies, and Muwatalli II who would face and defeat the Egyptians at Kadesh.
The object of the game is to establish the greatest Empire of the time, dominating provinces that will pay the Empire tribute and provide you with timber, whilst defeating the armies of your neighbors and the Barbarians that always seem to appear at the worst possible times. Playable by 2 to 4 players, with numerous scenarios - playing time from 15 minutes (Battle of Kadesh) up to 6 hours for the complete campaign.
- Complexity: Low
- Playing Time: 15 minutes to 6 hours for the full campaign.
- Solitaire Suitability: Low due to card-driven system
- Release Date: SUMMMER 2016
- Designer: Julien Bonnard
- Developer: Neil Randall
- Artist: Tim Schleif
- 1 22"x34" map
- 2 full sheets of counters, printed both sides
- 1 deck of 110 playing cards (poker quality)
- 1 rules and sceanrio book, ## pages
- 2 six-sided dice
- 1 full color box and lid