Lost Ruins of Arnak

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£52.50 inc. VAT

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SKU: CGE00059 Category: Designer(s): , Publisher:


On an uninhabited island in uncharted seas, explorers have found traces of a great civilization. Now you will lead an expedition to explore the island, find lost artifacts, and face fearsome guardians, all in a quest to learn the island’s secrets.

The Lost Ruins of Arnak board game combines deck-building and worker placement in a game of exploration, resource management, and discovery. In addition to traditional deck-builder effects, cards can also be used to place workers, and new worker actions become available as players explore the island. Some of these actions require resources instead of workers, so building a solid resource base will be essential. You are limited to only one action per turn, so make your choice carefully… what action will benefit you most now? And what can you afford to do later… assuming someone else doesn’t take the action first!?

Decks are small, and randomness in the game is heavily mitigated by the wealth of tactical decisions offered on the game board. With a variety of worker actions, artifacts, and equipment cards, the set-up for each game will be unique, encouraging players to explore new strategies to meet the challenge.

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Game Details
NameLost Ruins of Arnak (2020)
Accessibility ReportMeeple Like Us
ComplexityMedium [2.91]
BGG Rank28 [8.08]
Player Count1-4


1 review for Lost Ruins of Arnak

  1. Nick Welford

    Lords of Arnak combines deck building and worker placement with finesse and style. The main thrust of the game is card play but Arnak does a number of subtle twists on traditional deck building to create a game that will see you making huge plays by round 3. There are two types of card that you can add to your deck – items which go under your deck meaning they come out very quickly, usually in your next turn, – artifacts (or relics I can’t remember!) which are played immediately but have to be activated for a cost in the future. Cards are multi use providing transport for the worker placement part of the game, actions, or free actions.

    The worker placement part allows you to dig at known sites or venture out further and create new sites, where you will have to deal with powerful creatures known as guardians. These are often worth it as they reward you with more resources.

    The game plays very quickly and has loads of variety. Your first plays will feel tight but you will soon be stringing together massive combos. A great game!

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