Game Profile: Incan Gold

A quest for riches in the ruins.

Classification Bookshelf Series
Mechanics Simultaneous Action,Press Your Luck
Publication Gryphon Games, 2006
Ages 8+
Time 20
Players 3  – 8
Incan Gold (co-designed by Alan R. Moon, designer of Ticket to Ride) is a quick game of bluff and daring in which players push their luck.

You and your fellow adventurers explore the ruins of an ancient Incan temple, looking for turquoise, obsidian, and gold.  At every turn you must decide whether to play it safe by returning to camp with the treasure you’ve gathered so far; or to be a truly intrepid adventurer and keep on exploring.  Going farther into the ruins means risking your treasure by falling victim to giant spiders, wandering mummies, fire spouts, and venomous snakes.