OBJECTIVE OF LOST RUINS OF ARNAK: Explore more parts of the island than any other player, accumulating more points.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1 to 4 Players
MATERIALS: 15 Rival Action Tiles, 1 Pad of Scoring Sheets, 35 Artifact Cards, 10 Reserve Tiles, 5 Blocking Tiles, 1 Starting Player Marker, 1 Moon Staff, 40 Item Cards, 19 Fear Cards, 12 Assistant Cards, 9 Jewel Tokens, 18 Research Bonus Tiles, 4 Basic Cards of Each Color, 1 Supply Board, 1 Main Board, 4 Player Boards, 15 Guardian Tiles, 10 Level Tiles, 6 Level Site Tiles, 27 Coin Tokens, 16 Idol Tiles, 1 Sticker Sheet, 16 Tablet Tokens, 12 Arrowhead Tokens, 27 Compass Tokens, 24 Temple Tiles, 2 Archaeologist Figures of Each Color, and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Worker Placement Board Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 12 and Up
OVERVIEW OF LOST RUINS OF ARNAK
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As you travel with your group around the uninhabited island, your expedition will hopefully lead you to find dazzling artifacts and treasures. As the team progresses across the board, they will search dig sites, discover new sites, battle the guardians of the treasures, and documenting for future generations. Race against your opponents to explore the island. The best explorer wins the game.
Lost Ruins of Arnak is a complex game that has quite a few parts you’ll need to set up. First off, you should turn the board so that the Bird Temple is visible. You’ll also need to separate and shuffle the different card types and place them in their marked space on the board. You should also place the Idol tiles in random spots across the board.
On the temple, place stacks of temple tiles, with each stack containing the number of tiles equal to the number of players. Next, deal the research bonus tiles to the lost temple. Shuffle and place the resources, level site tiles, guardian tiles, assistant tiles, and research tokens onto their assigned space on the board.
Finally, to complete setup, the players must set up their own materials. Each player will choose a color to represent them throughout the course of the game, and once doing so, they will collect the board, research tokens, four basic cards, and two archaeologist pieces that match their chosen color. Place all of the player materials on their assigned space on the player board. Finally place the player cards and place them next to each player.
We know that is a lot of set up. But, the game is now ready to begin!
HOW TO PLAY LOST RUINS OF ARNAK
Lost Ruins of Arnak is played over the course of rounds, with gameplay proceeding clockwise around the board. The first player will be the player who traveled to a place that they have never been before, most recently. On their turn, the players will choose actions that help them to explore more of the unknown part of the island. As more of the island is explored, more actions will become available.
In a round, five different things will take place. To begin the round, each player will draw five cards from their deck. Beginning with the first player, and rotating clockwise around the group, each player will take one main action and as many free actions as they want. The player may choose from dig at a site, research, play a card, buy a card, overcome a guardian, and discover a new site. If the player chooses, they may pass on their turn, indicating that there are no actions that they wish to complete during this round.
Once a round is completed, and all players have taken their actions or passed on their turn, then setup for the next round will begin. Every player will remove the cards from their play area, shuffle them, and place them on the bottom of their player deck. The board is then set up for the next round. Move the player marker to the left of the starting player. To indicate they are ready for the next round, the moon staff is moved, indicating that time has passed.
The game is continued in this manner for five rounds.
END OF GAME
Once you have completed five rounds, the game ends. Each player will tally their points. To determine the number of points a player has, You will add up the points from the cards in their deck.
Defeated guardians are worth five points, idols are worth a certain number of points, and idol spots that have not been used are worth a number of points. After the players have tallied their points, they will compare. The player with the most points wins the game!