Ominoes Hieroglyphs

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1864. Ominus Valley Egypt. At the dig site, a canopic jar is opened. For a few moments an ancient scroll shares details of the legendary Frieze of Ominotep before crumbling to dust. All are shocked. Could the Frieze have been real? A way of conjuring blessings from the Gods on both sides of the Underworld? A link connecting Gods and Man?

Only the hieroglyphs know for certain.

OMINOES:Hieroglyphs takes its inspiration from that legend. Players take tiles and place them in the Frieze. If they make a group of four or more matching symbols they earn a blessing which they can use to build their temple. If the group is next to a special altar tile they can earn extra blessings. Then the group flips to the Underworld side. This could earn more blessings if a scoring group of four or more is made before those tiles are taken off the Frieze. It’s a game of sneaky sabotage and seeing into the future.

Place Tiles. Earn Blessings. Build Temples.

OMINOES:Hieroglyphs will be available from July in a limited run of around 200 and only direct from us. So order your copy now.

OMINOES: Hieroglyphs in play.

This player add a number of falcons (Horus) to make a group of 4. For this they score a Horus blessing. But the group is next to a YAY-RA altar so that earns them a Yay-Ra blessing. Then the group of Horus is flipped to the underworld side.

Once the Horus group has flipped the tiles make a group of 4 Yay-Ra. This earn the player another Yay-Ra bonus and, since it is next to the Yay-Ra altar they get another Yay-Ra bonus too. Then the group of Yay-Ra is removed.

The group of Yay-Ra is removed - but the Frieze cannot be broken. In this case 3 Yay-Ra are removed. The player picks back up to 5 tiles and the next player takes their turn.

Here are the Rules.

OMINOES: Hieroglyphs will be available in July as a limited run of around 200. These will only be available at first direct from us. Order you copy here.

OMINOES:Hieroglyphs consists of 64 tiles, 20 pyramid tiles, 4 player colour altar tiles, 4 altar claim tiles, 4 player boards, 96 blessings, 1 rules sheet and of course a box.

How to Play Ominoes:Hieroglyphs.

So here is a neat little video interview we had with Justin from OnTableTop at UK Games Expo 2018. I run through Ominoes and Ominoes:Hieroglyphs and explain all the fun that's to be had. If it's Hieroglyphs you want then that's all in the second half. Click on the button to watch.

REVIEWS of OMINOES:Hieroglyphs. Click on the buttons to see the full reviews.

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I PLAY RED. The ever charming Kat gives OMINOES:Hieroglyphs it's first run through. YAY!

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GO PLAY LISTEN. The jovial Chris gets under the skin of OMINOES:Hieroglyphs and looks at it's kinship with OMINOES.

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BIG RED BARREL. The smashing Alex looks at Hieroglyphs and decides that it's 'deliciously brain scratchy' Nice. And we get a 4/5. Lovely!

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THE FRIENDLY BOARDGAMER.  The lovely Matt gets flippy with Hieroglyphs. 'A fantastic abstract tile laying game.'

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The WHO DARES ROLLS Yay games OMNIBUS is here! Mike B runs through Ominoes, Ominoes:Hieroglyphs and Snaggit in just over 15 minutes and concludes that we are 'infectiously enjoyable'! Nice.

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Rob at JTR Podcast has a look at Hieroglyphs two player. For a man who doesn't normally like abstract games he found it fun, thinky and a bit brain-burny. Well, that's what we aimed for!

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