The Maya were a highly developed civilization known for its complex architecture, sophisticated mathematics unique art, and advanced knowledge of the stars. At the center of their society was a mysterious calendar – Tzolk’in. With a length of 260 days, it could predict the proper time to plant seeds, the time to build monuments, the day a new baby would be born as well as the movement of the planets. It was the centerpiece of the Mayan rotation of life.
Become one of the ajaw, the leaders of Mayan tribes. Please the gods and lead your clan to prosperity!
As in the life of ancient Maya, the middle of our game is the Tzolk’in calendar – a set of gears that rotate each round of the game. This unique system lets you visualize the cyclic flow of time and plan your actions in advance. Harvest crops now, or wait for them to grow a bit more for higher yield? All will be visible on the wheels of time.
Game board comprised of 4 interlocking pieces
6 gears of various sizes
1 sheet with stickers
24 workers in 4 colors (6 workers per player)
28 round markers in 4 colors (7 markers per player)
4 scoring counters in 4 colors (1 for each player)
65 wooden cubes representing resources (wood, stone, and gold)