Is The Pillars of the Earth fun to play?
Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 90 – 120 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM
Genre: Economy / Industry, Historical, Book Based, Religious
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is The Pillars of the Earth about?
Die Säulen der Erde / The Pillars of the Earth is based on the bestselling novel by Ken Follett and the 2006 game in the Kosmos line of literature-based games.
At the beginning of the 13th century, construction of the greatest and most beautiful cathedral in England begins. Players are builders who try to contribute the most to this cathedral’s construction and, in so doing, score the most victory points. Gameplay roughly consists of using workers to produce raw materials, and then using craftsmen to convert the materials into victory points. Workers may also be used to produce gold, the currency of the game. Players are also given three master builders each turn, each of which can do a variety of tasks, including recruiting more workers, buying or selling goods, or just obtaining victory points. Getting early choices with a master builder costs gold, as does purchasing better craftsmen. Players must strike a balance between earning gold to fund their purchases and earning victory points.
The Pillars of the Earth Expansion Set (which include the Expansion Cards in some editions)
The Pillars of the Earth: Expansion Cards (which are included in the Expansion Set in some editions)
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How to Play The Pillars of the Earth and Review Videos
Awards Won by The Pillars of the Earth
2008 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection Winner
2008 Gra Roku Game of the Year Nominee
2008 Games Magazine Game of the Year Winner
2008 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Nominee
2007 Vuoden Peli Adult Game of the Year Nominee
2007 Tric Trac Nominee
2007 Tric Trac de Bronze
2007 Spiel des Jahres Recommended
2007 Spiel der Spiele Hit für Experten Recommended
2007 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
2007 Juego del Año Winner
2007 Juego del Año Finalist
2007 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Winner
2007 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
2007 Hra roku Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Gamer’s Board Game Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
2007 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner
2007 Årets Spill Best Family Game Winner
2007 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee