This edition of Tigris & Euphrates maintains the game’s original mechanics while giving it an updated look based on the art of ancient Sumer and Babylon. It also features all the components necessary to play advanced variations, from a double-sided game board and civilization buildings to a wonder tile and accompanying idol. Tigris & Euphrates takes you back in time thousands of years to the moment that humans began building permanent settlements. As a ruler amid the chaos of this rapid urban growth, you have the chance to establish a civilization that will endure for centuries. But Mesopotamia is a narrow region, an island of priceless arable land surrounded by vast deserts with only enough space for one dynasty to flourish. If you want to make a mark on history, you must subjugate your opponents and develop the region’s strongest, most magnificent civilization. Only one ruler can dominate the fertile crescent!