Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is a unique strategy game that introduces a new concept: dynamic worker placement. At the centre of the board is the Tzolk'in calendar - a set of gears that rotate throughout the rounds of the game. Players must plan their actions and place their workers on the gears, trying to account for the continually changing game board.
Then game of Tzolk'in reflects the highly-developed nature of Mayan civilisation, known for its sophistiated mathematics and andvanced knowledge of the visible universe. At the heart of their society was the Tzolk'in - a 260 day calendar that used the movement of the planets to predict the right time to plant seeds, perform cermonies or build monuments. In the game, workers placed on the gears are most vaulable when the gears are in the 'ideal' position for a task.
The game ends after one full revolution of the central Tzolk'in gear. There are many paths to victory. Pleasing the gods by placing crystal skulls in deep caves or building temples are just two of those paths...
Contents: 1 Game Board, 6 gears and fasteners, 1 sheet of stickers, 24 workers in 4 colours, 28 round markers in 4 colours, 4 scoring counters in 4 colours, 65 wooden cubes representing resources, 13 'crystal' skulls, 65 corn tokens (currency), 28 harvest tiles, 21 starting wealth tiles, 13 monuments, 32 buildings, 4 two-sided player boards, 1 start-player marker, 1 rulesbook