Since Akrotiri debuted in 2014, designers Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim have received lots of feedback from the game’s many devoted fans. Hardly content to rest on their laurels, Jay and Sen-Foong tested various minor improvements they wanted to make to their design. When it became time for a reprint, it provided an excellent opportunity for them to incorporate a few subtle tweaks in this revised edition.
In addition to an updated rulebook, the point values on a few of Akrotiri’s goal cards have been adjusted for balance purposes. For example, for each temple a player has on an island with at least three different Terrain icons, the card’s owner gains three points (previously six points). Also, for each temple a player has on an island with no Terrain icons, the card’s owner gains four points (previously three points). Although slightly different, the goal cards still remain secret, keeping everyone guessing about who could be in the lead at any moment.
Building on the sense of adventure established by its original release in 2014, the revised edition of Akrotiri increases the stakes even further. Akrotiri was originally conceived as a multiplayer system, but was eventually refined to become the strategic 2-player affair it is known as today. Seizing upon the opportunity presented by this revised edition, “multiplayer Akrotiri” is now a reality. By using two copies of the game, up to four players can join in the hunt for legendary temples.
The revised edition of Akrotiri is available in summer 2017.