Card Game. Greek Heroes undertake adventures of Mythic proportions.
Players accumulate Heroes, City States, Relics, and great Victories
over legendary monsters with the aid of the Gods.
To play you will have to make your own cards.
There are 129 cards in the deck.
Use unlined colored index cards.
One side should be blank or have the name Agea written on it.
The other side should include:
Name of the card. For example: Sphinx
Card Type. For example: Event; or Non-Monster Foe; or Non-Foe Challenge
All information in the card description. For example: Wit (Riddle)
|Monster Challenge |
| Wit |
| (Riddle) |
Players take turns.
Flip coins or roll dice to determine turn order.
Turn order remains the same for the rest of the game.
There are 3 phases in a turn:
1. Recovery Phase
2. Draw Phase
3. Adventure Phases
Remove 1 Delay Token from all of your Heroes that have them.
Use coins, dice, or whatever for Delay Tokens.
Maximum hand size = 7 Cards.
Discard down to maximum hand size.
Players start the game with no cards in their hands.
Draw 1 Card.
Whenever a card is drawn show it to all players.
If it is a Challenge card discard it into the discard pile.
If it is a City State or Hero place it face up in front of you.
You now control the Card, but it is not part of your hand.
If you draw a Relic or Companion, either attach it to a Hero or
keep it in your hand to be attached at any later time.
Attached cards are placed partially under the Hero card with their names showing.
If it is an Event Card play it or keep it, unless the card instructs
you to play it immediately.
Event cards are discarded as soon as their effect is resolved.
Play Event cards whenever it is appropriate.
Each of your heroes that does not have delay counter(s) may, in any
order, draw a card (Go adventuring).
All Heroes adventure separately.
Play City States, Heroes, and Events as in Draw Phase.
Any Relics or Companions found must be attached to that Hero only.
If a Hero draws a Challenge card the hero is tested:
If the Hero has the trait listed on the Challenge card the Hero is
victorious and the Challenge card is placed in that players Victory Pile.
Relics & Companions lend their traits to their Hero owner.
Event cards, like Blessings, can also give Heroes extra traits.
If the Hero does not have the trait, then the Hero is defeated.
Put 1D6 (1 die roll) Delay tokens on the Defeated Hero and discard the Challenge.
If you roll a 6 the hero and all his posessions are discarded. (A Greek Tragedy)
If the Challenge card contained the word 'destroyer' in its
description then that player must also discard a City State.
1. Hercules encounters the Hydra. Hercules has the trait 'Strength'
and the Hydra is a test of strength or wit, so Hercules is victorious.
2. Argo meets the Hydra. Argo has neither strength nor wit, so
he is defeated and gets 1D6 delay tokens.
3. Ajax has the relic 'Blade of Hephaestus' which gives him the trait
of 'War'. He encounters the Centaurs and defeats them.
4. Theseus draws 'Lost at Sea'. He plays the event 'Blessing of Poseidon'
giving him the navigation trait. He overcomes the challenge.
There are 4 Event cards that start wars.
All players add up the number of Heroes and City states they control,
plus all of the War and Army traits they can muster.
The sum is called the Battle Total.
The player with the highest Battle Total is the winner.
The winner may take a City State away from one of the losers.
The winner puts the War event card in his Victory pile.
ENDING THE GAME
The game ends when the last card is drawn from the deck.
The player with the most accumulated victory points (VP) at the
end of the game is the winner.
Gain VP in the following manner:
Accomplishment VP Awarded
Per Hero you control 1
Per City State you control 1
Per Relic owned 1
Per War won 4
Per Blessing in your final Hand 1
Per Challenge in your Victory Pile 1
Some cards will contribute more VP according to their card description.
CHALLENGES TESTS (NOTES)
Centaurs Music, Wine, War, Army
Chimaera Mirror, Flying (Petrification)
Cyclops Wit, Archer, Wine (Blind him)
Dragon Archer (Locate the soft spot)Destroyer
Gorgon Wit, Mirror (Medusa)
Harpy War, Archer (Screeching)
Hydra Strength, Wit (Regenerating heads)
Lion Music, Strength, Healing (Thorn in paw)
Minotaur Wit, Music (In Maze)
Sphinx Wit (Riddle)
Giffon Music, War, Blessing of Prometheus
Sirens Wit, Navigation, Flying (Song)
Sea Serpent Navigation, Strength, Flying
Kraken Flying, Navigation (Giant Sea Monster)Destroyer
Hecatoncheire Any Blessing (100 Handed Giant)
Antaeus the Giant Strength (He is weak if not touching ground)
Cerebus Strength, Wit (3-Headed dog Guards underworld)
NOTES: Any Hero that defeats (distracts) Cerebus gains the Army trait
(Dead released from Hades) or takes a Hero from Discard pile.
Any Hero that defeats the sphinx gets to adventure again this turn.
CHALLENGES TESTS (NOTES)
King Midas Wit (His touch turns all to gold)
Satyr Wit, Gold, Wine, Music (Half man, half goat)
Nymph Strength, Woman (Seduces men)
Circe Wit (Sorceress, turns men into pigs)
Pirates War, Gold, Wine, Wit, Strength, Army
Lepers Healing, Music (Spread their disease)
Philosophers Wit (Argue with the Sophists)
Lotus Eaters Wit, Healing, Music (Powerful Drug)
Amazons Woman, Wit (Seduce their Queen)
Aphrodite Woman (Goddess of Love)
Hypnus Companions (God of Sleep)
Oceanus Navigation (Titan of the Sea)
CHALLENGES TESTS (NOTES)
Deliver Message Navigation, Chariot, Swift, Flying
Long Journey Navigation, Chariot, Swift, Flying
Labyrinth Wit, Swift
Whirlpool Navigation, Flying
Shipwreck Navigation, Flying
Lost at Sea Navigation, Flying
NOTES: Non-Foe challenges do not go into victory piles.
They are discarded win or lose.
Golden Fleece Healing; Reduce Delays by 1 turn
Gold of Midas Gold (Discard after 3 uses)
Wine of Dionysus Wine (Discard after 3 uses)
Nectar of the Gods Wine (Discard after 3 uses)
Blade of Hephaestus War
Lyre of Apollo Music
Owl of Athena Wit; or Discard immediately for 2 VP
Aegis Shield Defeats all Foes (Return to Zeus in 5 Turns)
Arm-band of Zeus Strength
Winged Sandals Flying (Gift of Hermes)
Helm of Invisibility Defeats all Foes (Return to Hades in 5 Turns)
The Argos Navigation (Legendary Ship)
Lightning Javelins Archer
Wings of Icarus Flying
Cornucopia of Demeter Army (Ambrosia)
Ancient Mariner Navigation
Poseidon's Gift Horse Swift
Temple Maiden Woman, Healing
White Eagle of Zeus 2 VP (A gift)
Phoenician Mercenaries Army
Promethean Clay Any one (Pick a trait at time of attachment)
Persian War Play Immediately. See war rules
Amazon War Play Immediately. See war rules
Trojan War Play Immediately. See war rules
Peloponesian War Play Immediately. See war rules
Olympic Games All Swift & Strong Heroes in play gain 1 VP
Pandoras Box Play Immediately. Shuffle discards into deck then discard this card
Visit Oracle at Delphi Look at next 7 cards in Deck
Made King Target Hero gains trait of Gold
Blessing of Kronos Player takes another turn after this one
Blessing of Poseidon Gain Navigation Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Atlas Gain Strength Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Hermes Gain Swift Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Nike Gain Army Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Prometheus Gain Wit Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Hera Opponent must discard 2 cards
Blessing of Pan Gain Music Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Apollo Gain Music Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Ares Gain War Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Athena Defeat any Monster
Blessing of Artemis Gain Archer Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Asclepius Gain Healing Trait for 1 Turn
Blessing of Tyche Discard when drawing to draw 2 cards and discard 1 (Goddess of good fortune)
Oration Gain control of target City state
Betrayal Gain control of target Hero
Steal Gain control of target Relic
Volcano Destroy Target City State
Lightning Bolt Kill target hero unless its owner discards any blessing card
Cursed by a God Target hero delayed until its owner discards any blessing card
Visit Olympus Target Hero with 5 or more traits becomes a God. Hero removed from play & keep this card in Victory pile for 7 VP
Duel Delay one of your heroes for 3 turns to kill (discard) target hero
Divine Intervention Discard to negate the effect of any Event card
Homer the Historian Hold this card. Worth 3 VP if in final hand
Trojan Horse Discard during War. Worth 2 Armies
Child of Zeus Target Hero gains Demigod trait
Hermes, God of Thieves Target Relic discarded
Eris, Goddess of Strife Target Companion discarded
Martyr Discard one of your heroes to add 3 to your Battle total during a War
Inspired by the Muses Target Hero may adventure twice more this turn
Wrath of the Furies Target hero is delayed until its owner discards any blessing card
Achilles War, Chariot
Theseus Wit, War
Perseus War, Mirror
Atalanta War, Swift, Archer, Woman
Hercules Strength, Demigod
Heracles Strength, Archer, Demigod
Odysseus Wit, Strength, Archer
Jason Strength, Navigation
Zetes Navigation, Demigod
Bellerophon Archer, Pegasus
CITY STATES NOTES
Athens 2 VP
Knossos Your Heroes automatically defeat the Minotaur & Labyrinth
Sparta +1 to Battle Total
NOTES: You cannot control both Sparta and Athens. Discard one.