There are just so many games and so little time to play them. The annual Spiel des Jahres shortlist is usually a  good place to start if you only want to play the very best – and that’s exactly where you’ll find Imhotep: Builder of Egypt. This relatively quick game is pretty simple: load your stones onto vacant ships and move any ship into a port of your choosing. Offloaded stones score points for that player. What could be easier? Watch our one-minute overview to understand why such a simple formula can still be a whole bunch of fun.

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