Posted by James (admin) on 16th November 2010
Ra is one of Reiner Knizia’s classic games. In this case, it’s an Egyptian themed auction game. Players take turns either adding a random tile to those to be auctioned, or they can start an auction for the already drawn tiles. If a Ra tile is drawn an auction is automatically initiated. Three times during the game, the players score points (depending upon the type of tiles) for the tiles they have won, but the heart of the game is the clever, yet simple, bidding system.
During an auction, players get one opportunity each (going clockwise) to outbid any previous bid using one of their sun stones which each have unique values between 1 to 16. Players start the game with a pre-defined group of 3 sun stones (4 in a 2-player game) ensuring each player has a fair mixture, plus 1 sun stone is placed in the centre of the table. Read the rest of this entry »