You’ll learn Egyptian symbols as you strategize how to win Pyramix, a game of strategy for 2 to 4 players ages 8 and up. It’s a Mensa select game, Parents’ Choice Silver Honor and Dr. Toy’s Best Game of the Year from Gamewright. We’ve found it to be a fun family game that is easy to play in a short amount of time — about 10 to 15 minutes.
Pyramix Game Play
Each symbol (ankh, crane, and eye) is worth points. Your goal is to get the most points at the end of the game. If you get the MOST of one color, you will get more points.
The cobra is zero points and you can’t take any cube that touches it.
On a turn, you can remove a cube if you can see two or three of it’s sides. (Unless it’s touching a cobra or is on the bottom.)
The Egyptian symbols used in this game have religious meanings to the ancient Egyptians.
The Ankh: symbol of life.
The rearing cobra (Uraeus): symbol of protection.
The Eye of Ra: symbol of royal power and good health. (Also known as the Eye of Horus and used as an amulet.)
The crane: symbol of long life. It’s not a common Egyptian symbol and is more common in Greek, Japenese, and Chinese cultures.
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