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A deck-building game of ancient Egypt

In Valley of the Kings, 2-4 players are Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for their death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. In the Egyptian religion, when you die you can take it with you! Egyptians therefore stocked their tombs with food, shabti (statuettes of servants who will work for them in the afterlife), canopic jars (to preserve their organs), statues of the gods, household items, and amulets. You compete with the other players to accumulate the best artifacts for your tomb. At the end of the game, you score the artifacts stored there – the player with the most victory points wins!

Download the Valley of the Kings Rulebook (4MB PDF)

Download the Valley of the Kings Card Supplement (2MB PDF)

Click here to check out the design diary by Tom Cleaver.

Click here to check out an article on the Burial Practices of Ancient Egypt by Tom Cleaver.

Click here to check out the variant rules to play Valley of the Kings Solitaire.

Click here to check out the variant rules to mix Valley of the Kings with Valley of the Kings: Afterlife  to create custom sets.

Game Info

2-4 players
Ages 14+
45 minutes playtime

Contents:
96 Artifact cards
4 Tomb cards
4 Reference cards
Rulebook

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5381
UPC: 7-29220-05381-7
MSRP: $19.99
Case Count: 6

Game Images

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Valley of the Kings – Afterlife

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When you die, you can take it with you!

Take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for their death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. Using an innovative deck-building mechanic with a crumbling pyramid, players fill their tombs with jewelry, chambers, weapons, tomb art and other treasures. The player who collects the most valuable artifacts in their tomb wins the game!

Combining Sets

While Valley of the Kings: Afterlife is a stand-alone game, it can be mixed with the original Valley of the Kings to play a different game each time and also play with up to 6 players.

Includes Solitaire Rules!

Download the Valley of the Kings: Afterlife rulebook (3MB PDF)

Click here to check out the design diary by Tom Cleaver.

Download the Valley of the Kings: Afterlife Card Supplement (2MB PDF)

Click here for some card clarifications on playing Valley of the Kings: Afterlife solitaire.

Click here to check out the variant rules to mix Valley of the Kings with Valley of the Kings: Afterlife  to create custom sets.

Game Info

2-4 players
Ages 14+
45 minutes playtime

Contents:
96 Artifact cards
4 Tomb cards
4 Reference cards
Rulebook

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5818
UPC: 7-29220-05818-8
MSRP: $19.99
Case Count: 6

Game Images

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The Final Rites!

In this new version of Valley of the Kings, you must hire artisans, builders, and priests to prepare your tomb for the afterlife. The game still uses the innovative crumbling pyramid, as well as the same game mechanics as Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Kings: Afterlife. The goal is still to get the most valuable items into your tomb before the clock of your life runs out.

Combining Sets

While Valley of the Kings: Last Rites is a stand-alone game, it can be mixed with the original Valley of the Kings and/or Valley of the Kings: Afterlife to play a different game each time and also play solo. This set also features new starting cards for new strategies and combos.

Download the Valley of the Kings: Last Rites rulebook (3MB PDF)

Download the Valley of the Kings: Last Rites Card Supplement (2MB PDF)

Game Info

2-4 players
Ages 14+
45 minutes playtime

Contents:
96 Artifact cards
4 Tomb cards
4 Reference cards
Rulebook

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5882
UPC: 7-29220-05882-9
MSRP: $19.99
Case Count: 6

Game Images

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Reviews

Valley of the Kings Reviews:

“I was very impressed with this game. It’s a little deck-building game that packs a very big punch!” —Dice Tower

“It’s a very interesting game of timing and tough decisions. It’s a fun, light, quick game. Tough decisions, I like that.” —The Discriminating Gamer

“Valley of the Kings is a really fun deck-building game. Don’t go bury your head in the sand, go pick this up.” —Play Board Games

“Valley of the Kings is a delightful title. I absolutely love the main mechanisms presented and the hard choices that are foisted on the player from the very first hand.” —Giant Fire Breathing Robot

“It is really unique in the way that you buy cards, the way you score the cards, and even the size of the game itself.” —Weaponsgrade

“This is a fun game. This is a game that has many layers of decisions, challenges and interactions with players.” —Marcowargamer

“I think that Valley of the Kings is quite the good little game.” —Strange Assembly

“Valley of the Kings has quickly become my favorite ‘pure’ deck-building game. Check it out.” —Space-Biff!

“I really enjoy when anyone can raise the bar by creating innovating new features to older style games.” —Let’s Level Up

“If you like deck-building games, you’ll definitely want to pick it up.” —The Gaming Gang

“Wow, what a great game! It kinda sneaks up on you how amazing it is.” —ACoupleOfMeeple

“Simple to learn but provides you with a lot of interesting decisions.” —Stormageddon42

“It’s a lovely game with great artwork and wonderful gameplay – I highly recommend it. Two thumbs up!” —Sheryl Nantus

“It is a thoroughly entertaining jaunt through Ancient Egypt and a worthy addition to the ever-growing world of deck building.” —Ian Fraser

“The whole deckbuilding thing in one-hundred (ish) cards while still providing a quality gameplay experience.” —Little Metal Dog Show

“A very unique deck-building game. It provides a new feel as it mashes together deck-building with set collecting.” —How Lou Sees It

“I’m shocked about the amount of game that is in this box! AEG continued to impress me with this line of games.” —Board Game Brawl

“I am enthralled by the choices presented in this simple game.” —Do Not Taunt Cthulhu

“I would definitely recommend Valley of the Kings to fans of deck building, and even to those who might feel like deck building doesn’t have anything new or fun to explore.” —Board Game Reviews by Josh

“Another thing that I like very much is the balance you have to find between building your deck and building your tomb.” —My Life as a Board Gamer

“What sets this game apart from most deck building games is the ability each turn to remove a card from your deck (via your hand) for scoring.” —Opinionated Gamers

“If you want a small deck-builder, this is the way to go.” —Mike Mullen

“At $20, you couldn’t ask for better value.” —Boardgaming.com

“Fresh gameplay and low price point, I really like this game!” —JonGetsGames

“I would definitely recommend Valley of the Kings to fans of deck building.” —Board Game Reviews by Josh

“It’s full of tough, interesting choices.” —Dave Ex Machina

“Wow! I want to play that more…My top ten.” —Würfel Reviews

“Great little game.” —Flaming Dice

VotK listed as #8 in the 10 best board games of 2014. —Paste Magazine

“I really like this game. It doesn’t feel like a small box game.” —Big Fun in a Little Box with Shawn

“Plenty of punch for a small package.” —Your Turn Go!

“Game play is terrific … A lot of replay value.” —Benjamin Hernandez, Cards and Cardboard, Episode 16

“A really fun deckbuilder that marries set collection with encouraging players to build slim powerful decks.” —Ben O’Steen

“You finish a game feeling mentally challenged.” —DeftMunky, First Thoughts on Valley of the Kings

“The tomb element makes this game a unique deck-builder in our collection and we really loved this game! It’s also great to have a portable deck-builder for traveling.” —Yellow Meeple’s First Impressions

“We play it at work over lunch.” —Dad vs. Daughter

“Valley of the Kings adds an abundance of strategic depth by presenting players with constant choices.” —Justified Croak

“Remarkably portable.” —Game in 60 Seconds

“A lot of thought was put into this travel-sized game and it shows when theme and gameplay blend so fluidly.” —Initiative: Tabletop

“Valley of the Kings is my favorite deck builder.” —Sarah Biewer/boardgamequest

“Ingenious mechanisms, really a game apart, light by its rules but deep in [its] choices and planning, interactive and highly addictive.” —Swatsh

“Valley of the Kings strikes a balance between quick, entertaining, and enticing.” —Eat Your Dice

“Valley of the Kings… It’s amazing… It’s in my top 10 of all games of all time.” —Christopher Richter, Boardgaming FTW

“I really like this game. I’m giving it 9 out of 10.” —Meeple Leaf Review

“The timing, interesting decisions, and the multi-use cards make this game stand out.” —Josiahbbg, Top 5 Deckuilders

“A great deck-building game.” —The AlphaBest Series: Part XXIII – The Letter V, Tom Vasel

“Great deck builder in a small box…Easy to learn but hard to master.” —Bretspill

“A highly recommended deckbuilder that will delight fans.” —The Black Meeple

“The art is absolutely beautiful. Easy to teach.” —Scott Mohnkern

Valley of the Kings – Afterlife Reviews:

“Provides … a lot of variety to what is already an excellent deckbuilding game.” —Dice Tower

“Thumbs up. I like the pyramid mechanism.” —Zee Garcia

“What makes this one special is trying to balance between collecting cards and when to start entombing them.” —Board Game Quest

“If you like the deckbuilding genre at all, you owe it to yourself to try this masterful paperback-sized example of the genre.” —Sondregger/hanibalicious

“Game play is terrific … A lot of replay value.” —Cards and Cardboard

“It comes in a small box, doesn’t cost much, and plays brilliantly with 2-4 players.” —Cardboard Children

“Afterlife is a fantastic follow-up to Valley of the Kings.” —Geek Dad

“A really fun deckbuilder that marries set collection with encouraging players to build slim powerful decks.” —Ben O’Steen

“An attractive small package you can play anywhere.” —Timo Kandalin, First Impressions

“A really fun game … awesome theme … educational, too.” —Brian’s Got Game

“It’s a lot of fun.” —Dad Vs. Daughter

“Afterlife might be an expansion, but it’s the rare sort that you can buy and play on its own.” —Space Biff

“Valley of the Kings: Afterlife, was my favorite game of Gen Con ’15.” —Sarah Biewer/boardgamequest

“This is another wonderful small game from Tom Cleaver.” —Dice-Settlers

“I love the game.” —Dice Tower 447, Best Games for 6 Players

“This game is simple and deep, as it brings a breath of fresh air in the world of deckbuilding.” —Swatsh, Vin’d jeu

“I really like this game. I’m giving it 9 out of 10.” —Meeple Leaf Review

“Lots of depth and strategy.” —Top 10 Board Games

“The components, while simple, are fantastic.” —Mark Plaframan