Giants - Easter Island Strategy game for 3-5 players that takes around an hour to play.
In this game, players incarnate clan leaders during the Golden Age of Easter Island. The board represents a simplified map of the island. Rock platforms (ahus) are where the Moaïs (monumental sculptures) will be erected. Your clan competes against others, and you will earn more prestige by building and transporting larger, more imposing Moaïs than your opponents' clans.
Each of your pawns represents a group of men. You can grow your population if you wish. You will choose each turn which part of your population will sculpt Moaïs and which other part will transport them, in cooperation with other players. Statues are transported from the quarry to the ahus (the rock platforms) using paths made of pawns and the help of logs.
You can use your influence (Tribal Markers) to choose the best statues and mark to your color the statues you cannot achieve in your turn. You can also rely on your Sorcerer and his mighty powers, of the strength of your Chief, as well as on mystic powers of the Rongo writing tablets.
The monumental statues of Easter Island, known as moais, are one of the most fascinating exploits attributed to mankind. How did a handful of sculptors, tucked away on a miniscule island, ever manage such a feat? These stone giants are one of the rare vestiges of a highly refined civilization, the Rapanui, who prospered for more than a millennium in peace and tranquility. Now it's your turn to relive their inspiring adventure as builders of the moais! GIANTS, will take you on an exceptional quest deep into the heart of the golden age of the Rapanui civilization. Become the most prestigious tribe chief. Build the most imposing statues. Make the best use of you sorcerer's powers. Become a living legend! Your tactical skills and capacity to adapt quickly will make the difference, but don't forget building a moai requires teamwork. Containts • One game board • 5 tribe chief figurines • 5 sorcerer figurines • 30 sculptor figurines • 30 tribe markers • 5 score counters • 5 screens • 35 bases • 30 Rongo half-tablets • 1 fi rst player pawn • 27 wooden logs • 14 headdress miniatures • 17 small sized moaïs • 12 medium sized moaïs • 6 giant sized moaïs • 7 forest tiles • 2 stock tiles • 1 pawn receptacle • One rulebook • 5 special dice • 5 banners • 2 quarries tiles
From the Manufacturer
The monumental statues of Easter Island known as moai are one of the most fascinating exploits attributed to mankind. How did a handful of sculptors tucked away on a minuscule island ever manage such a feat? Isolated from the rest of the world they built more than 800 statues each weighing several tons with certain measuring nearly 10 meters tall. Cooperation between the tribes innovative use of wood and their earnest hard work are certainly part of the explanation for their incredible feat. These stone giants are one of the rare vestiges of a highly refined civilization the Rapa Nui who prospered for more than a millennium in peace and tranquility. Now it's your turn to relive their inspiring adventure as builders of the moai. Includes 1 game board, 5 tribe chief figurines, 5 sorcerer figurines, 30 sculptor figurines, 30 tribe markers, 5 score counters, 5 screens, 35 bases, 30 Rongo half-tablets, 1 first player pawn, 27 wooden logs, 14 headdress miniatures, 17 small sized moai, 12 medium sized moai, 6 giant sized moai, 7 forest tiles, 2 stock tiles, 1 pawn receptacle, 1 rulebook, 5 special dice, 5 banners, 2 quarries tiles.
In excellent boxed condition (as new) with all pieces, boards and instruction manual included.