Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar


Back in ancient times, many great cultures and civilisations thrived across the world. Though they are lost to us now, the Mayans of South America are known for having built great stone pyramids and monuments in reverence to their gods. They also developed a complex calendar system that existed and projected far beyond their time. Now, you will each take up the role of a Mayan leader with workers under your command, deploy them to build temples, appease the gods with crystal skulls, and many more. You have one year of the Mayan calendar to succeed, good luck.  


Tzolk’in; the Mayan Calendar is the first in dynamic worker placement games for 2 – 4 players. The board is made up of 5 smaller gears each connected to one gear in the centre, which denotes the Mayan calendar. During your turn workers are placed on the outer cogs and carried around the board as turns go by, performing different actions as they pass by squares. Use these workers to gather resources, build temples and place crystal skulls. The game can end many different ways but regardless of technique, whoever does the best job of appeasing the gods will win! 

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