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A board game featuring resources that must be acquired and spent to advance through the levels on the board game, with the goal to acquire at least 3 gate cards, which include the non-optional starting gate and finishing gate. Victory points added at the end of the game determine the winner.
 
A board game featuring resources that must be acquired and spent to advance through the levels on the board game, with the goal to acquire at least 3 gate cards, which include the non-optional starting gate and finishing gate. Victory points added at the end of the game determine the winner.
 
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== Setup ==
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Each player selects a piece to advance across the game board, a personal treasury, and one of the preset decks of cards. From the General Treasury, they are issued one hourglass tile for each bread tile space on their earthly treasury. If the tile space costs one hour, they receive a 1-hr hourglass tile. If the tile space costs two hours, they receive a 2-hr hourglass tile. Each player also receives 10 copper crosses, one bread tile, and one lamp tile to begin. All players set their pieces on the space before Seeker's Gate marked START.
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== Gameplay ==
  
 
== The Game Board ==
 
== The Game Board ==
  
There are three levels on the board.
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There are three levels on the board after entering the city.
  
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* Outside the city, you can spend 1 hourglass tile per turn and receive one cross at the start of each turn.
 
* On the first level, you can spend up to 3 hourglass tiles per turn and receive ten crosses at the start of each turn.
 
* On the first level, you can spend up to 3 hourglass tiles per turn and receive ten crosses at the start of each turn.
 
* On the second level, you can spend up to 4 hourglass tiles per turn and receive twenty crosses at the start of each turn.
 
* On the second level, you can spend up to 4 hourglass tiles per turn and receive twenty crosses at the start of each turn.
 
* On the third level, you can spend up to 6 hourglass tiles per turn and receive thirty crosses at the start of each turn.
 
* On the third level, you can spend up to 6 hourglass tiles per turn and receive thirty crosses at the start of each turn.
  
=== Tiles ===
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=== Outside the City ===
  
* You may only spend hourglass tiles which are in your reserve.  
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To begin the game, the first player spends one hourglass tile and selects whether to play down a bread tile in their earthly treasury or a lamp tile in their heavenly treasury. They then draw a card. If the card is a map card, they may receive a map tile from the General Treasury, place the map tile down on their heavenly treasury, and place the map card in their spent pile. If the card is not a map card, the card remains in play until the next turn and their turn is ended.
* You may only spend hourglass tiles as long as there are tile spaces on which to play the bread or lamp tiles.  
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* A 1-hr hourglass tile puts one lamp or bread tile into play.  
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* The bread tile remains on their earthly treasury until the player moves their piece the first time. The lamp tile remains on their heavenly treasury until the player successfully receives their Seeker's Gate card.
* A 2-hr hourglass tiles puts two lamp or bread tiles into play, but may not be used for more than one kind of tile.  
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* If the player acquires bread or lamp tiles while outside the city, they may play them by spending hourglass tiles as usual. These are not removed until spent.
* You may only play on the day or night side and must continue in sequence from where you left off.
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* Players are not required to spend hourglass tiles if at least one bread or lamp tile is in play.
* Tiles played must be removed to the spent pile on use.  
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* If a player does not draw a map card within 4 turns, instead of discarding the cards in play, they return all of them to the reserve deck and shuffle again, then draw a new card.
* If at the end of a turn, a player has unspent tiles in play, they must be added to the spent pile unless the player has an active clock tile on the same side of the treasury as the unspent tiles. If a clock is in play, then those tiles may be retained until the next turn.
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* The requirements for each gate is written on the gate card. The requirements for Seeker's Gate is one bread tile, one lamp tile, and one map tile in play, then the player may receive their gate card and enter the city.
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=== Level One ===
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* At the start of each level 1 turn:
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** Receive 10 copper crosses
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** Spend up to 3 hourglass tiles
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** Play bread and/or lamps or acquire lamps
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** Spend cards in play if able
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** Draw if unable or no cards in play
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** Spend card if able or leave in play
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** Remove spent tiles
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* At any point in a turn, a player may:
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** Exchange currency via the General Treasury
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** Take an action permitted by one's current stopped location on the board
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* Travel Spaces
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** Travel spaces pass through various stops along the way, e.g. Gates, Chapel, Market, Library, etc., which allow different actions based on where you've stopped.
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** Travel spaces are marked with card symbols. If a card tells you to move 5 map spaces, then you only count the maps.
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** You may move any direction as long as it is to an adjacent space or the next available space if you're moving based on card type.
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** You must move the entire number of spaces unless blocked by a waypoint or if instructions dictate otherwise. To land on a Gate space, you must move the exact number of spaces to reach it.
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* Chapel
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** While in the chapel, you may acquire a lamp tile from the general treasury or place a lamp in play from your reserve once per turn without spending an hourglass tile.
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* Market
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** While in the market, you may purchase bread or card tiles with the currency amount listed on the board., i.e.
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*** Bread Tile = 1 silver dove
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*** Compass Tile = 5 silver doves
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*** Guidebook Tile = 5 silver doves
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*** Scrolls Tile = 5 silver doves
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*** Books Tile = 5 silver doves
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* Library
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** While in the library, you may spend any card in play in your treasury, even if you don't have the corresponding active tile.
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* Trader's Resting Place (Bench)
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* Inn
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=== Level Two ===
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* Chapel
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** While in the chapel, you may acquire a lamp tile from the general treasury or place a lamp in play from your reserve.
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* Shop
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* Library
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** While in the library, you may spend any card in play in your treasury, even if you don't have the corresponding active tile.
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* Trader's Resting Place (Bench)
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* Homeless Man
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* Street Cart
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* Inn
  
=== Gates ===
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=== Level Three ===
  
* Seeker's Gate / The Prince's Gate: Enter in at the gate...
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* Chapel
* Camel Gate: Give all that you have... (give away your entire earthly treasury to other players, distributed however you see fit)
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** While in the chapel, you may acquire a lamp tile from the general treasury or place a lamp in play from your reserve.
* Pray without ceasing. (all day and night must have lamps in play)
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* Shop
* The King's Gate
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* Fountain
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* Inn
  
=== Giving ===
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=== Waypoints ===
  
* You may give another player anything from your treasury at any time. It does not have to be your turn.
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Waypoints are spaces through which players can pass between board levels. The cost to cross a waypoint is exact. You cannot spend more or less nor use a different currency than specified.
  
 
== Game Cards ==
 
== Game Cards ==
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=== Guidance Cards ===
  
 
* You may draw one card per turn, whichever card is next in the deck. This places it into play.
 
* You may draw one card per turn, whichever card is next in the deck. This places it into play.
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* You must spend any materials required to spend the card. If it calls for one lamp tile, the lamp tile is moved to spent when the card is spent.
 
* You must spend any materials required to spend the card. If it calls for one lamp tile, the lamp tile is moved to spent when the card is spent.
 
* You may only have up to 4 cards in play per turn.
 
* You may only have up to 4 cards in play per turn.
* If you have 4 cards in play and cannot spend any of them, you may discard any cards for which you do not have corresponding tiles active.
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* If you have 4 cards in play and cannot spend any of them, you may discard all cards for which you do not have corresponding tiles active.
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=== Gate Cards ===
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Gate cards are acquired by fulfilling the cost listed on each card. Twelve gates surround the city. You must enter the city through Seeker's Gate and acquire the card and finish at the King's Gate and pick up at least one other gate card along the way to complete the game.
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* Seeker's Gate / The Prince's Gate: "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." John 6:37 (draw a map card to acquire your map tile and place it in play and have one lamp tile in play to acquire Seeker's Gate and enter the city)
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* Camel Gate: "Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” Matthew 19:21 (give away your entire earthly treasury to other players, distributed however you see fit)
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* Virgins' Gate: Pray without ceasing. (all day and night must have lamps in play)
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* The King's Gate
  
 
== The Treasury and Treasure Chest ==
 
== The Treasury and Treasure Chest ==
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=== Giving ===
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* You may give another player any tile or currency from your treasury at any time. It does not have to be your turn.
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* You may not give away cards.
  
 
=== Reserve ===
 
=== Reserve ===
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=== Spending ===
 
=== Spending ===
  
* Spent currency is returned to the General Treasury. Spent cards and tiles are placed in the spent piles of a player's personal treasure chest.
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* Spent currency is returned to the General Treasury.
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* Spent cards and tiles are placed in the spent piles of a player's personal treasure chest.
  
 
== Game Tiles ==
 
== Game Tiles ==
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* You may only spend hourglass tiles which are in your reserve.
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* You may only spend hourglass tiles as long as there are tile spaces on which to play the bread or lamp tiles.
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* A 1-hr hourglass tile puts one lamp or bread tile into play. Alternatively, a player may spend one 1-hr hourglass tile to receive one lamp tile from the General Treasury.
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* A 2-hr hourglass tiles puts two lamp or bread tiles into play, but may not be used for more than one kind of tile.  Alternatively, a player may spend one 2-hr hourglass tile to receive two lamp tiles from the General Treasury.
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* Players are not required to spend hourglass tiles if at least one bread or lamp tile is in play.
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* You may only play on the day or night side and must continue in sequence from where you left off.
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* Tiles played must be removed to the spent pile on use.
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* If at the end of a turn, a player has unspent tiles in play, they must be added to the spent pile unless the player has an active clock tile on the same side of the treasury as the unspent tiles. If a clock is in play, then those tiles may be retained until the next turn.
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== Points ==
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Once a player completes the game and acquires the King's Gate card, play ends.
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* Completing the game is 200 points.
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* Each gate card in your treasury is worth 200 points.
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* Each active tile in play on your heavenly treasury is worth 10 points.
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* Each empty lamp tile space on your heavenly treasury is -1 point.
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* An empty guidebook or map tile space on your heavenly treasury or an empty compass tile space is -20 points.
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* Each active tile in play on your earthly treasury is -10 points.

Revision as of 22:35, 26 March 2020


The Rue Game Summary

A board game featuring resources that must be acquired and spent to advance through the levels on the board game, with the goal to acquire at least 3 gate cards, which include the non-optional starting gate and finishing gate. Victory points added at the end of the game determine the winner.


Setup

Each player selects a piece to advance across the game board, a personal treasury, and one of the preset decks of cards. From the General Treasury, they are issued one hourglass tile for each bread tile space on their earthly treasury. If the tile space costs one hour, they receive a 1-hr hourglass tile. If the tile space costs two hours, they receive a 2-hr hourglass tile. Each player also receives 10 copper crosses, one bread tile, and one lamp tile to begin. All players set their pieces on the space before Seeker's Gate marked START.

Gameplay

The Game Board

There are three levels on the board after entering the city.

  • Outside the city, you can spend 1 hourglass tile per turn and receive one cross at the start of each turn.
  • On the first level, you can spend up to 3 hourglass tiles per turn and receive ten crosses at the start of each turn.
  • On the second level, you can spend up to 4 hourglass tiles per turn and receive twenty crosses at the start of each turn.
  • On the third level, you can spend up to 6 hourglass tiles per turn and receive thirty crosses at the start of each turn.

Outside the City

To begin the game, the first player spends one hourglass tile and selects whether to play down a bread tile in their earthly treasury or a lamp tile in their heavenly treasury. They then draw a card. If the card is a map card, they may receive a map tile from the General Treasury, place the map tile down on their heavenly treasury, and place the map card in their spent pile. If the card is not a map card, the card remains in play until the next turn and their turn is ended.

  • The bread tile remains on their earthly treasury until the player moves their piece the first time. The lamp tile remains on their heavenly treasury until the player successfully receives their Seeker's Gate card.
  • If the player acquires bread or lamp tiles while outside the city, they may play them by spending hourglass tiles as usual. These are not removed until spent.
  • Players are not required to spend hourglass tiles if at least one bread or lamp tile is in play.
  • If a player does not draw a map card within 4 turns, instead of discarding the cards in play, they return all of them to the reserve deck and shuffle again, then draw a new card.
  • The requirements for each gate is written on the gate card. The requirements for Seeker's Gate is one bread tile, one lamp tile, and one map tile in play, then the player may receive their gate card and enter the city.

Level One

  • At the start of each level 1 turn:
    • Receive 10 copper crosses
    • Spend up to 3 hourglass tiles
    • Play bread and/or lamps or acquire lamps
    • Spend cards in play if able
    • Draw if unable or no cards in play
    • Spend card if able or leave in play
    • Remove spent tiles
  • At any point in a turn, a player may:
    • Exchange currency via the General Treasury
    • Take an action permitted by one's current stopped location on the board

  • Travel Spaces
    • Travel spaces pass through various stops along the way, e.g. Gates, Chapel, Market, Library, etc., which allow different actions based on where you've stopped.
    • Travel spaces are marked with card symbols. If a card tells you to move 5 map spaces, then you only count the maps.
    • You may move any direction as long as it is to an adjacent space or the next available space if you're moving based on card type.
    • You must move the entire number of spaces unless blocked by a waypoint or if instructions dictate otherwise. To land on a Gate space, you must move the exact number of spaces to reach it.
  • Chapel
    • While in the chapel, you may acquire a lamp tile from the general treasury or place a lamp in play from your reserve once per turn without spending an hourglass tile.
  • Market
    • While in the market, you may purchase bread or card tiles with the currency amount listed on the board., i.e.
      • Bread Tile = 1 silver dove
      • Compass Tile = 5 silver doves
      • Guidebook Tile = 5 silver doves
      • Scrolls Tile = 5 silver doves
      • Books Tile = 5 silver doves
  • Library
    • While in the library, you may spend any card in play in your treasury, even if you don't have the corresponding active tile.
  • Trader's Resting Place (Bench)
  • Inn

Level Two

  • Chapel
    • While in the chapel, you may acquire a lamp tile from the general treasury or place a lamp in play from your reserve.
  • Shop
  • Library
    • While in the library, you may spend any card in play in your treasury, even if you don't have the corresponding active tile.
  • Trader's Resting Place (Bench)
  • Homeless Man
  • Street Cart
  • Inn

Level Three

  • Chapel
    • While in the chapel, you may acquire a lamp tile from the general treasury or place a lamp in play from your reserve.
  • Shop
  • Fountain
  • Inn

Waypoints

Waypoints are spaces through which players can pass between board levels. The cost to cross a waypoint is exact. You cannot spend more or less nor use a different currency than specified.

Game Cards

Guidance Cards

  • You may draw one card per turn, whichever card is next in the deck. This places it into play.
  • You may spend any card in play by following the instructions on the card. You must have the corresponding tile active in your treasury to spend the card, e.g. the map tile to spend a map card.
  • You must spend any materials required to spend the card. If it calls for one lamp tile, the lamp tile is moved to spent when the card is spent.
  • You may only have up to 4 cards in play per turn.
  • If you have 4 cards in play and cannot spend any of them, you may discard all cards for which you do not have corresponding tiles active.

Gate Cards

Gate cards are acquired by fulfilling the cost listed on each card. Twelve gates surround the city. You must enter the city through Seeker's Gate and acquire the card and finish at the King's Gate and pick up at least one other gate card along the way to complete the game.

  • Seeker's Gate / The Prince's Gate: "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." John 6:37 (draw a map card to acquire your map tile and place it in play and have one lamp tile in play to acquire Seeker's Gate and enter the city)
  • Camel Gate: "Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” Matthew 19:21 (give away your entire earthly treasury to other players, distributed however you see fit)
  • Virgins' Gate: Pray without ceasing. (all day and night must have lamps in play)
  • The King's Gate

The Treasury and Treasure Chest

Giving

  • You may give another player any tile or currency from your treasury at any time. It does not have to be your turn.
  • You may not give away cards.

Reserve

Active / In Play

Spending

  • Spent currency is returned to the General Treasury.
  • Spent cards and tiles are placed in the spent piles of a player's personal treasure chest.

Game Tiles

  • You may only spend hourglass tiles which are in your reserve.
  • You may only spend hourglass tiles as long as there are tile spaces on which to play the bread or lamp tiles.
  • A 1-hr hourglass tile puts one lamp or bread tile into play. Alternatively, a player may spend one 1-hr hourglass tile to receive one lamp tile from the General Treasury.
  • A 2-hr hourglass tiles puts two lamp or bread tiles into play, but may not be used for more than one kind of tile. Alternatively, a player may spend one 2-hr hourglass tile to receive two lamp tiles from the General Treasury.
  • Players are not required to spend hourglass tiles if at least one bread or lamp tile is in play.
  • You may only play on the day or night side and must continue in sequence from where you left off.
  • Tiles played must be removed to the spent pile on use.
  • If at the end of a turn, a player has unspent tiles in play, they must be added to the spent pile unless the player has an active clock tile on the same side of the treasury as the unspent tiles. If a clock is in play, then those tiles may be retained until the next turn.

Points

Once a player completes the game and acquires the King's Gate card, play ends.

  • Completing the game is 200 points.
  • Each gate card in your treasury is worth 200 points.
  • Each active tile in play on your heavenly treasury is worth 10 points.
  • Each empty lamp tile space on your heavenly treasury is -1 point.
  • An empty guidebook or map tile space on your heavenly treasury or an empty compass tile space is -20 points.
  • Each active tile in play on your earthly treasury is -10 points.