Players take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for their death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. Using an innovative deck building mechanic with a crumbling pyramid, players will fill their tombs with jewelry, chambers, weapons, tomb art and other treasures. The player who collects the most valuable artifacts in their tomb wins!
While Valley of the Kings: Last Rites is a standalone game, it can also be mixed with the previous Valley of the Kings releases to play a different game each time. Valley of the Kings is an inventive deckbuilding game. Every card can be used three different ways so players must carefully decide whether to spend a card for its cash value, use it for its action, or entomb it for victory points. Valley of the Kings calls for players to carefully manage deck building and victory point accumulation. The most valuable cards to hold in your hand are also the most valuable to have in your tomb. The end game is often a scramble to get the good stuff stored away.