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Valley of the Kings (Solo Variant)


When you die, you can take it with you!

Take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for death and burial in the Valley of the Kings.

Players want to fill their tombs with food, canopic jars, statues, amulets and other treasures, and to do so they acquire cards that are laid out in the shape of a pyramid; purchase cards at the base of the pyramid, and it "crumbles" to bring cards higher in the pyramid to the base where they can be bought.

The pyramid resets each round with new offerings.

You score only for cards that you remove from your deck and stash in your tomb, so if you keep using valuable cards for their effects and don’t entomb them before the game ends, you could lose out on big points! Whoever collects the most valuable artifacts in her tomb wins.

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Solo variant with dummy player

Hi, here is a solo variant with a dummy player. It is edited by Tom Cleaver and also includes card effects for the Valley of the Kings:Afterlife game.

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Solo Variant Premium (revised)

Here is the solo variant with dummy player (based on tilde72’s work) updated for all 3 VoK games and the Premium version (new Pharaoh and Unique cards).

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Solo Campaign Mode

The goal is to play 4 connected games with increasing difficulty, printing the cards is not mandatory, but it looks cool.

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This is an unofficial fan variant; providing another option for solo play.

In this variant, you play against a bot that has very limited options during the game; it only maintains a tomb and a discard pile. A 6-sided die is required for this variant.

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Valley of the Kings rulebook

Valley of the Kings rulebook in English

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Valley of the Kings – A Plain and Simple Guide

2 page rules summary, and double sided appendix where I’ve added the card supplement in a handy table. Print 2 pages per page and fold to fit box.

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