Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take the workers to different action spots.

 

During a turn, players can either (a) place one or more workers on the lowest visible spot of the gears or (b) pick up one or more workers. When placing workers, they must pay corn, which is used as a currency in the game. When they pick up a worker, they perform certain actions depending on the position of the worker. Actions located "later" on the gears are more valuable, so it's wise to let the time work for you – but players cannot skip their turn; if they have all their workers on the gears, they have to pick some up.

 

The game ends after one full revolution of the central Tzolkin gear. There are many paths to victory. Pleasing the gods by placing crystal skulls in deep caves or building many temples are just two of those many paths...

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  • Brian

    Bah my check engine light came on today and I want to play it safe. Going to bow out of this one unfortunately

    July 30, 2013

  • Jonathan M.

    I haven't been able to shake a cold I picked up last week, and I don't want to pass it along to you fine folks. Bummer, I was really looking forward to giving this game a try. See you next time I hope!

    July 30, 2013

  • Jon H.

    I'm very sorry but I won't be able to make it and bring my copy. Moving is taking a lot longer than I expected.

    July 29, 2013

  • Jon H.

    Lets up the number I'll bring mine.

    July 10, 2013

    • La Donn W.

      ok added you as a host and upped it to 12

      July 11, 2013

  • Tom

    I've got a copy of Tzolk'in and I can teach. If you like you can increase the number of attendees to eight.

    June 29, 2013

    • La Donn W.

      Fantastic! Upped the limit to 8 thanks to Tom

      June 29, 2013

  • Brian

    I may be moving , but if not I'm there ! I feel this game is a great worker placement that requires you pay attention to multiple variables

    June 28, 2013

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