16 September 2011

The Thrilling Treasure Hunts Begin!

The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus is now on sale

Rasputin felt the ground shake beneath his feet, and he saw the light from his torch glint off the dark carapaces of hundreds–or thousands–of approaching scarab beetles. Still, he strained to reach deeper into the narrow alcove that held the Idol of Horus. The stones in the ceiling began to shake. Soon they would fall, choking the passageways out. He knew a more cautious man would leave, but Rasputin had cheated death before. And the Idol was worth a pharaoh’s ransom…

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus is now on sale at local retailers and on our webstore! This exciting game of traps and treasures gives 2-6 players the chance to take the roles of adventurers racing to grab as many ancient gems and relics as they can while avoiding the many perils of a cursed pyramid. It’s not just about getting rich; it’s about getting out alive!

How much risk will you take?

The final resting place of the great pharaoh, Sanakht, the pyramid of Horus is filled with rare and ancient treasures, easily enough to make your intrepid adventurer rich beyond most people’s wildest dreams. The more you search, the more you find. At first, it seems your ability to acquire wealth is limited only by your ability to carry it.

However, the pyramid is cursed. And as you intrude, it begins to crumble around you. Stone Blocks begin to fall, threatening to injure unwary adventurers, limiting how much you can carry. Even worse, those who travel too far from the exit in search of greater treasures may find themselves suddenly trapped when Stone Blocks choke off their exits. In the blink of an eye, the pyramid that offered you glory can become your tomb!

Stone Blocks aren’t the only dangers. In order to acquire the most valuable treasures, adventurers must pass through nests of cobras, traverse a sand pit full of scorpions, and plumb a pond teaming with hungry crocodiles.

Meanwhile, Sanakht does not rest. Nor does his beloved wife, Initkaes, or the pyramid’s architect, Imhotep. Wandering as mummies through the temples passageways, they can inflict cursed wounds that will not heal. A mummy’s curse can be fatal, and if your adventurer perishes, he transforms into a mummy, cursed to roam the pyramid’s passages for all eternity.

Think fast!

You’ll have to make quick decisions in this fast-paced game, deciding how far to push your luck and measuring your wealth against that of your opponents.

Do you press deeper for the most valuable treasures? Do you aim for the helpful equipment that can protect you from some of the pyramid’s greatest dangers? Do you skirt about the entrance and the lighter treasures, keeping your eye to the Stone Blocks and the exit, hoping your opponents will travel too deep and get themselves trapped?

Players make and change their strategies on the fly, and you want to make the best use possible of your adventurer’s special ability. The eight different adventurers each have unique abilities that give them certain advantages over the other adventurers, but they can only use these abilities once per game. When will you use yours?

Gems as big as your fist

Why would anyone travel to The Pyramid of Horus, risking being swarmed by scarab beetles, buried alive, or cursed by mummies? Why, for gems as big as their fists, of course! And for idols dedicated to ancient gods, and for other treasures that will turn the adventures of their treasure hunt into legend!

Begin your race for ancient treasures today. The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore!

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