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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 45-60 minutes 2

Designer(s): Hagen Dorgathen, Uwe Rosenberg

Manufacturer(s): Z-Man Games

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Product Description

In Babel, building the highest temples will make you the ultimate leader, the most feared out of all the land. Use your disciples wisely on your construction sites, but beware, your opponent will try to convince your workers to betray you and even destroy all of your hard work! In this subtle game where hand management, placement and he importance of knowing when to move your workers from one structure to another meet, Babel is very interactive…this means war!

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Hagen Dorgathen, Uwe Rosenberg

  • Manufacturer(s): Z-Man Games

  • Year: 2014

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 45 - 60 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 588 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.8 in 8 reviews

Brutality of Near Biblical Preportions!
April 12, 2004

The mix of Uwe Rosenberg innovation and the excellent production values of Kosmos yield a a winner! Uwe has knack for applying the slightest tweaks to standard card play which take his games to the next level. Here was a game where upon first play, I was just waiting for the game to break. But it is along these lines that the tension grows. After a few plays, this game now always comes to a heated conclusion. Very much possessing an in your face and take that style of play. If you don't like that sort of thing, this probably won't change your mind. But me and my friends love it!

In my top three Kosmos 2 player games, Babel rates below Hera and Zeus and above Hellas. This is a game which seems like it will never bet old for me!

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
by Amnon
My favorite 2 person game. Easy rules, deep play
December 24, 2002

I am suprised to not see more stars in the reviews of this game. The strategy is deep and facinating, without being brain-bustingly painful to plan a good move. It has great components of managing resources, managing risk, balancing offense and defense, and punishment for overextension. Best of all, it isn't excessively complicated. It has enough luck to keep things interesting, but strong play will win. Games seem to last the perfect amount of time, and it is usually a close, hard-fought match up to the end. The end usually comes pretty suddenly, so you don't have a painful slow finish. While the game is on however, your game position usually isn't hopeless, so it is still fun to play when you are not winning. This is my favorite 2 player game!

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
A heated game!
November 23, 2002

When I first saw Babel in a booklet I was interested. Now I have It I love it! You can't really plan ahead a lot because the situation changes every turn but that's okay for me. You have like endless things to do but... so does your 'enemy'. Because that's how you will feel about the other if he is tearing down your 6 layer temple you worked so hard for. But it's a great feeling to steal your oponent's cards and then use them agains him. Prepare for a heated game!

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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