Players: 2 – 8
Time: 30 – 90 Min.
The theme of Antiquity Quest is that
players are archeologists searching for the most valuable sets of antiquities
and treasures. This is a set collection
and hand management card game that features six different suits of antiquities
numbered from 1 to 5. Each set has 5 of
each number plus three wilds. Additionally,
there is a suit of five different treasure type cards which are more valuable
than the antiquities. And lastly, there
are two types of special ability character cards (Tess and Nigel). The objective is to get rid of your cards while
creating as many specific sets worth victory points as you can. The player with the most points at the end of
three rounds is the winner.
with two hands of cards, ten as their starting hand, and ten face down in front
of them that won’t be picked up until their first hand is completely gone. On a player’s turn they either draw two cards
from the face down draw deck or they take the entire discard pile. That player can then lay down new sets in front
of them and/or add to any existing sets, theirs or their opponents as well as
play any Tess or Nigel cards that they have.
The round ends when a player has gotten rid of both hands of cards and
will receive a significant scoring bonus for doing so. The other players get one last turn to lay down
whatever cards from their hand that they can.
500-point bonus awarded to the player who ended the round. Complete sets will score ranging from 250 points
to 1,000 points depending on its type. A
completed set is 5 cards – no more no less.
A complete set made up of a mix
of same numbers of a suit and treasures is not worth as much as a complete perfect
set that is made up of one of each number for that suit, i.e. a straight. The same goes for treasures, a complete set with
duplicate treasures of the same type is not worth as many points as a complete set
made up of one of each of the different treasures. Additionally, each card in
your complete and incomplete sets scores points based on it’s type. Points are also scored for played Tess and
Nigel cards. Lastly, point deductions for each unplayed card remaining in your hand.
thousands. The cards are typical of
Grandpa Beck’s Games high quality. This
one is fun with the opportunity for some serious I gotcha moments.
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