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Welcome back, you architects!
Waiting for May 1st, we use the time left to provide you other information about Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition.
Today we will reveal the first exclusive expansion created by the designers, Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, for this deluxe edition of Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: THE CULT OF SOBEK.
You are curious, aren’t you?
Sobek, the Crocodile God, can also be very merciful to you and help you get rid of some of your corruption. Obviously, you will have to show him your gratitude. How? You have to build a statue in his honor into your Sanctuary.
Be careful, though, because Sobek’s generosity is limited and only the fastest architects can enjoy it.
So don’t waste your time!
Dear Architects, we know you can’t wait to see “Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition” live on Kickstarter. We neither can wait, but unfortunately we had some technical and bureaucratic issues that we were not able to predict.
This is Mojito Studios’ first project and we have worked hard to meet the date we promised you, but April’s fool was lying in wait!
We are then obliged to postpone the launch of “Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition” to next May 1st.
We will take advantage from this month also to further improve the campaign, for you to be fully satisfied.
We apologize, and we would be grateful if you can bear with us for a bit longer.
Join our competition and win Cleopatra and the Society of Architects Deluxe Edition.
You can win:
1 copy of Cleopatra and the Society of Architects signed by the designers (Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc) and the illustrator (Miguel Coimbra) + 1 Deluxe Upgrade Kit + Expansion 1: The Whims of Cleopatra + Expansion 2: The Cult of Sobek.
5 copy of Cleopatra and the Society of Architects + Expansion 1: The Whims of Cleopatra + Expansion 2: The Cult of Sobek.
Welcome back, you architects!
Are you ready for another episode about new rules?
Today we will talk to you about the worshippers of Sobek.
The worshippers of Sobek are corrupted characters that may offer their services to you throughout the game.
In the previous version, the worshippers of Sobek were represented by cards shuffled into the main deck and you could get them when visiting to the Market.
In the new version, they are five characters represented by tiles:
THE BEGGAR – Draw 4 cards from the main deck.
THE MERCHANT – In this turn, you can build with 2 less resources.
THE ARCHITECT – In this turn, earn 4 Talents for each building built.
THE FOREMAN – In this turn, you can build with 2 less Artisans.
THE VISIR – In this turn, you can visit the Market AND the Quarry.
At any time during your turn, you can ask for worshippers of Sobek’s help. They are very powerful but the price to pay is very high.
So be careful not to abuse them too much!
Don’t judge a game by its cover… or maybe do!
As anticipated, the authors, Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, have revised the rules in line with today’s game trends. About those updates, Bruno himself said on BGG:
“Even if we are proud of the initial version of the game, we both are convicted that game experience has to be improved, and that some game elements into the original game are not sufficient. I have only one guideline when designing games: work on the game i want to play myself. So we conducted the changes in that direction: build the game we want to play for ourself, now”.
We are enthusiastic about the work done by the authors and we believe that the updates make the game even more fun and engaging.
Let’s see these changes!
The first one concerns the Offering to the Great Priest.
During the game, by means of a secret bet, you have the chance to get rid of some Corruption Amulet by offering Talents to the Great Priest (you must be very generous, otherwise the risk is to receive further Corruption Amulets!).
In the previous version, this phase depended on the result of the 5 Dice of The Great Priest. In the new version the Offering to the Great Priest is made only once during the game, at a specific time: when Cleopatra moves from the 3rd to the 4th space of the walk.
So many of you joined our contest, but the winners are only two. Congrats to Gianni D. and Gianfiore T.!
Come and admire Cleopatra’s Palace, the wonder built by the architects to honor the greatness of the timeless Queen of ancient Egypt.
The Queen is revealed. Everyone was able to admire her and the Palace built in her honor.
With Mojito, the Queen arrives in Nuremberg! If you want to admire her, you’ll find her at the Hall 10.1 Stand E-05!
Sobek, the great and revered god with the head of a crocodile, protector of the waters and fertility, will use his power to defend you from the crocodile’s jaws. But you must prove to deserve his benevolence and build an immense statue in his honor!
If you build a Sanctuary inside the Palace’s Gardens, Anubis, the god worshiped by the ancient Egyptians, will take upon himself the weight of your corruption. So maybe you will avoid a horrible end in the belly of the crocodile!
And here Cleopatra, the great Queen of Egypt, comes! With a sure and elegant step, she heads towards the Palace that the Architects have created for her.
We are really excited to announce that Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc will be on Kickstarter on April 1st.
While waiting, here you are the TEASER!
If you missed the first edition of Cleopatra and the Society of Architects in 2006, now you will be able to have this wonderful game in a renewed graphic made by Miguel Coimbra, a worldwide famous artist.
If you already have the old edition, don’t worry, we thought about you too!
Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition has updated rules that, without changing too much the old mechanics, make the game more fluent, balanced and less affected by luck. You will be able also to get two new expansions that will make the game even more fun and exciting than before. There will be a lot of stretch goals and some add on that will make the game even more playable and will offer a fantastic sensorial pleasure.
Get excited with us and stay tuned!
This is not April Fools… the Queen is back!
When the Palace will be finally finished, the Queen will sit on her throne admiring the great wonder that has been built for her!
Two obelisks will rise at the entrance of the Palace and on them will be carved the story of Queen Cleopatra, sovereign of Ancient Egypt. So she will be immortal and her name, handed down to posterity, will survive the passage of time.
The pyramid, symbol of ancient Egypt, will serve you to keep your Amulets of Corruption … not too many if you don’t want to end in the belly of Cleopatra’s favorite pet… THE CROCODILE!
The sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. In ancient Egypt the sphinx was viewed as symbol of benevolence, but with a ferocious strength and were thought of as guardians often flanking the entrances to temples.
In Cleopatra and the Society of Architects you can build 6 sphinxes as a decoration for the Plaza of the Sphinx.
|Cleopatra and the Society of Architects is a game by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc published in 2006 by Days of Wonder. When it came out, it caught the attention of people thanks to its innovative elements, in particular the 3D material which was unusual at that time in the world of boardgaming. In 2006 we weren’t publishers yet, just enthusiastic players with a lot of ideas and dreams. We loved Cleopatra and the Society of Architects at first sight for its gameplay and the new mechanics associated to its innovative material. That game represented a new model for the whole boardgame world and we promised to ourselves that, if we ever had become publishers, we would have created games as important as this one. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Cinderella sang, and we wanted to follow them. After a lot of hard work and efforts, we opened a store which in few years became a point of reference for all the italian players; in 2011, we published our first game, followed by many other in the subsequent years. In 2018 we landed in the USA, where we created Mojito Studios, a new American publisher located in Miami, independent from our italian publishing house.
Since 2006 we grew a lot, but we haven’t forgot where we started at: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects. That game, that made us dream and whose copy we still keep jealousy, is almost impossible to find around, even though it had a lot of success both by public and press.
We are very honored to publish Cleopatra and the Society of Architects Deluxe Edition; it seems like going back to our roots and it’s a way to share with the players our dream. Now, our biggest dream is that get you involved and you rediscover this great game again. And this is why an amazing artist such as Miguel Coimbra has been chosen by us for the restyling of the game. When we saw the first sketches, we understood that we were recreating Cleopatra and the Society of Architects in the best way possible.
We want to thank the authors too, Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, who has revised the rules in line with today’s game trends. We wish that you will be as enthusiasm as us and you will join to our dream! Stay with us, because the Queen is back!