590BC. Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, marries the magnificent Amyitis, the king of Media’s daughter. But the beauty languishes for the lush vegetation of her land. Nebuchadnezzar wants to have splendid hanging gardens built for her. Now, the city is getting ready to take up the tremendous challenge which will leave an indelible mark for the centuries to come.
The players embody noble Babylonians in quest of prestige. All along the game, they strive to raise their status by building gardens and their irrigation network, and by trading and recruiting. At the end of the game, the player with the highest prestige is the winner.
The goal of the game is to build the hanging gardens of Babylon for Queen Amyitis. Players are nobles, looking for fame and prestige, and so they decide to help their sovereign. They will need to recruit the best men available, grab some resources and camels, irrigate the gardens and pray for them in the temples. They’ve got to carefully manage resources, camels, and – of course – money to reach their goal.
Designer: Cyril Demaegd
Publishers: Rio Grande Games, Ystari Games
Players: 2 – 4
Time: 60 – 90 minutes
Ages: 12 and up