Egyptian Board Game - Cover Your Asps - Family Route Building Game

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Egyptian Board Game - Cover Your Asps - Family Route Building Game

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: wood, lasercutter, dice

Cover Your Asps is a tile placement strategy game.
You and other opponents will navigate the newly discovered Egyptian tomb of Quadi Ombi to collect the treasures hidden within its inner chamber. As a tomb raider, you’ll need to overcome quicksand, asps (Egyptian cobras) and scorpions. Collect the most to win.

Lasercut Components:
• five interlocking game boards with pits (four antechambers and treasure chamber)
• four sets of 31 polyomino-shaped platform plank tiles in four colours
• 16 column tiles (blockers)
• 54 pits and 20 pit covers
• 20 action cards
• one treasure box
• two treasure towers
• four scorpions
• 10 treasure cards
• four tomb raider meeples
• pair of dice.

Setup:
• connect the interlocking game boards as needed
• insert the smallest treasure box
• with two or three players, cover the unused pits
• give each player their coloured set of planks and their coloured tomb raider
• give two to four pit covers to each player and have them cover random pits within their own antechambers
• agree upon symmetric placement of any blocking slabs (to adjust difficulty)
• shuffle six or more treasure cards and place them upside down in a draw pile
• shuffle the action cards and give one to each player, placing the remainder in a draw pile
• each player places one plank anywhere along the entrance of their antechamber. 

Game Phases:
Each player will be in one of these game phases at any time:
• Build (roll two dice)
• Collect (roll one die)
• Escape (roll one die).

Game Play:
At the start, players will be in the “build” phase whereby they add planks to a platform that traverses the quicksand and covers all of their snake pits. Plank or play an action card.
If planking:
• roll both dice
• grab a plank that has the same number as the one of the dice
• lay the plank next to an existing plank with the other die roll number such that both numbers are adjacent
• if doubles roll, see double roll rules below
• keep placing planks until all pits of your colour are covered
• continue to place more planks until a plank is adjacent to the treasure pit

You may also move a plank instead of rolling.

Upon completing all planking, you will be in the “collect” phase. Roll one die and place your raider meeple on any matching plank right at the entrance. If no match, try again on your next turn. Then, on each turn:
• roll a single die and move the tomb raider towards the treasure pit or play an action card
• keep rolling until the tomb raider can reach the pit on an exact die roll (if not possible, move backwards).

Once your tomb raider is on the treasure vault, you will be in “escape” mode:
• collect the treasure card in secret
• your opponent will place a scorpion one of your planks.
• on each turn, roll a one die and move your tomb raider back towards the antechamber entrance, avoiding the scorpion.
• Optionally roll two dice to build a new path.

Upon reaching the entrance to your antechamber:
• remove all planks and the scorpion
• collect an additional action card
• uncover one snake pit
• continue with a new “build” phase.

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Dew 18 Jul, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! It's for my wedding guestbook. The guests will sign around our picture. Mark got back to me right away when I had questions. He worked with me on the changes I had. Great experience. It's exactly what I envisioned and more. Thanks Mark! Dawn

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Kathleen McNamara 13 May, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I found exactly what I was looking for and they couldn't be more perfect! Very professional interactions and a beautiful final product. Thank you!!

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mse1234 22 Feb, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love this game. Fun and sometimes infuriating as it reveals so much about how the players heads work. As a side note, it helped a friend who survived brain surgery speak in full sentences again. So cleary the connections you make are enhancing the language portion of your brain.

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Chantal 26 Mar, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

My family had a great time with our meandering puzzle. It was a lot of fun to put together. We chose a photo of my wedding, so it's a great memory as well.

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