Excitement is brewing as Garphill Games introduces its latest tabletop game, “Scholars of the South Tigris,” on Kickstarter. This 1-4 player dice bag-building strategy game is set in medieval Baghdad, during the height of the Abbasid Caliphate, circa 830 AD.
In the game, players are called upon to acquire scientific manuscripts from all over the known world. They must increase their influence in the House of Wisdom, hire skilled linguists to translate the foreign scrolls into Arabic, and balance their pursuit of knowledge with their pursuit of victory points.
One of the key features of the game is its unique combination of bag building, dice placement, color mixing, and “workers for mitigation,” which creates an engaging and strategic experience at the table. The game also boasts six unique research tracks, a huge variety of scrolls and translator packs for hours of replayability, and a shared resource system of scrolls and translators that adds a lot of positive interaction and tension between players.
The game’s solo mode is intuitive and easy to use, with four levels of difficulty to compete against. And for those who back the Kickstarter campaign, they will receive the Scholars 2023 KS Promo Pack for free with every copy of Scholars, as well as the chance to receive their game before it becomes available in retail.
According to Garphill Games, the focus has always been on designing quality games that can be enjoyed with family and friends for years to come, rather than using cheap marketing tricks to get people to open their wallets.
The game is set to transport players back in time to a Golden Age of wisdom and knowledge, where they must strategically balance their pursuit of knowledge and victory points. With Scholars of the South Tigris, players can engage in a truly unique and captivating tabletop gaming experience.