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Card and Token Reference Guide

 

Confused about a card? Find a detailed description of each below.

Oracle Cards

Olympic Request Cards

Acropolis Disks

This card can be played at any time. When you play this card you immediately take a school token from your player board and place it onto your current location. It cannot be played if there is already a school on your current location, if you do not have any schools left to place or if it is blocked by another Oracle Card (Retraction of Promises). Once played you will keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Delphi.

School Of Athens (Delphi)

This card can be played at any time. When you play this card you immediately gain the special ability of another current player. You will retain this ability for the rest of the game. This card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises card. You will pick the special ability of the player you gain the power of but it must be a character that is playing, so in 1 and 2 player gains you do not get a choice.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Delphi.

Spirit of the Acropolis (Delphi)

This card must be played during your turn, when it is played you are able to take an extra three actions that are available in your current location.

 

For example, if you are in Ithica you may take any 4 standard actions (1 for your turn and 3 extra for the card). You may not take acropolis actions or special actions as they are not availble in Ithica. If you were in an Acropolis location you could take that Acropolis action 4 times in a row but no standard or special actions.

Once played this card should be kept by the player as a reminder that they have already collected a card from Delphi.

Pericles first Citizen of Athens (Delphi)

This card can be played at any time and immediately allows the player to unlock one of their wisdom cards. This card can be blocked by another Oracle Card (Retraction of Promises) and it cannot be played if you have already unlocked all of your wisdom cards.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Delphi.

Epiphany (Delphi)

This card does not do anything by itself, however if you have the two other favours of the oracle cards from the two other Oracles then you are eligible to collect a Labyrinth Token on a future turn. 

This is the only type of Oracle Card that cannot be blocked by the 'Retraction of Promises' Oracle Card.

There is an Acropolis disk named 'Unknown Oracle' which may come into play during the game. If it does, and you aquire it, this Acropolis Disk serves as a replacement for a missing Favours of the Oracle Card. So if you have any two Favours of the Oracle Cards and you acquire the 'Unknown Oracle' Disk you are also eligible to gain a Labyrinth Token. There is no extra benefit to having all 4 of these items.

After being played you should keep this card and the other Favours of the Oracle Cards you have played face up near your board as a reminder that you have visited these Oracles.

Favours of the Oracle (Delphi)

This card can be played at any time, when played you may take any location disk of any colour from another player's player board. You may only take one of these disks. If there are no disks available on any other player's board then you cannot play this card. It may be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle Card.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Delphi.

Empire Building (Delphi)

This card can only be played during a debate instead of an argument card. When played it will win the round (as it beats all argument cards) and then should be put into your temporary debate deck and counted when determining the winner. This card can be blocked by the 'Retraction of Promises' Oracle Card and if blocked it you cannot play it and must play another argument card instead, or pass. 

Once you have finished the debate, or if the card was blocked, you should place this card faceup near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Dodona.

Reductio Ad Absurdum (Dodona)

This card can be played at any point during the game and will allow you to place a following cube from your player board onto every location on the main board where you have a school. If you have not yet built any schools then you cannot play the card.

If you already have a following in a location with a school then you may not place a second following in that location. This card can be blocked by the 'Retraction of Promises' Oracle Card.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Dodona.

Influence of the Oracle (Dodona)

This card can be played at any time and allows you to perform the 'Hire a Builder' action free of charge for the rest of the game. Instead of paying two coins for a builder token you now pay zero. Please remember the following, first you still have to perform the 'Hire a builder action to get a builder, second, you may only ever still have a maximum of four builder tokens and third, this card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card. Finally, once you have built your final school, you cannot hire builders.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Dodona.

Influence of the Oracle (Dodona)

This card does not do anything by itself, however if you have the two other favours of the oracle cards from the two other Oracles then you are eligible to collect a Labyrinth Token on a future turn. 

This is the only type of Oracle Card that cannot be blocked by the 'Retraction of Promises' Oracle Card.

There is an Acropolis disk named 'Unknown Oracle' which may come into play during the game. If it does, and you aquire it, this Acropolis Disk serves as a replacement for a missing Favours of the Oracle Card. So if you have any two Favours of the Oracle Cards and you acquire the 'Unknown Oracle' Disk you are also eligible to gain a Labyrinth Token. There is no extra benefit to having all 4 of these items.

After being played you should keep this card and the other Favours of the Oracle Cards you have played face up near your board as a reminder that you have visited these Oracles.

Favours of the Oracle (Dodona)

This card can be played at any time and allows you to perform the 'Hire a Sophist' action free of charge for the rest of the game. Instead of paying one coin for a sophist token you now pay zero. Please remember the following, first you still have to perform the 'Hire a Sophist' action to get a sophist token, second, this card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card and third that if there are no Sophist tokens available then you cannot hire any more.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Dodona.

Protagoras (Dodona)

This card can only be played during an auction for an Acropolis disk. When played you will automatically win the bid and gain the benefit on the Acropolis disk, you do not need to pay any coins for this bonus. All other players will retain the money they bid but only you will get the Acropolis token benefit.  This card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Dodona.

Friends in High Places (Dodona)

This card can be played at any time, when played you must pick any other player and demand they give you all of their coins. It is expected, but not compulsory, that all players keep their money hidden during the game. As such you may not know how much each player has and you are not able to demand to see before deciding. Once you have chosen a player they must give you all of their coins, if they do not have any you gain zero coins and do not get to choose another player. This card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Trophonius.

Demand for Tribute (Trophonius)

This card can be played at any time. When played you must remove any school from the main game board and place it back onto the corresponding player board. If there are no schools on the main game board then this card cannot be played. This card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Trophonius.

Wrath of the Oracle (Trophonius)

This card can be played at any time. When played you may remove up to three following cubes from the main game board and place them back onto the corresponding player board. If there are no following cubes on the main game board then this cannot be played. This card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card.

Once played you should keep the card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Trophonius.

Diogenes the Cynic (Trophonius)

This card can be played at any time. When played you may remove up to four argument cards from a player of your choice. You cannot ask to see how many cards any player has. Once you have chosen a player, they will publically fan out their cards with the backs facing you. You may take any four of these you choose but you may not look at the fronts of these cards. You cannot take the Reductio ad Absurdum Oracle card by doing this. This card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card.

Once played you should keep the Garden of Epicurus card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Trophonius.

Garden of Epicurus (Trophonius)

This card can be played at any time, until the final debate. When played you may push the hourglass token back to 1194BC adding more time to the game. If the hourglass is already at 1194BC you cannot play this card. This card can be blocked by the Retraction of Promises Oracle card.

Once played you should keep the Sands of the Hourglass card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Trophonius.

Sands of the Hourglass 
(Trophonius)

This card can be played only immediately after another player has played an Oracle Card. Once played, the effects of the card it is played after are ignored. The Retraction of Promises Oracel Card cannot used to block the favours of the Oracle Cards.

Once played you should keep the Retraction of Promises card face up near your player board as a reminder that you have already taken a card from Trophonius.

Retraction of Promises
(Trophonius)

This card does not do anything by itself, however if you have the two other favours of the oracle cards from the two other Oracles then you are eligible to collect a Labyrinth Token on a future turn. 

This is the only type of Oracle Card that cannot be blocked by the 'Retraction of Promises' Oracle Card.

There is an Acropolis disk named 'Unknown Oracle' which may come into play during the game. If it does, and you aquire it, this Acropolis Disk serves as a replacement for a missing Favours of the Oracle Card. So if you have any two Favours of the Oracle Cards and you acquire the 'Unknown Oracle' Disk you are also eligible to gain a Labyrinth Token. There is no extra benefit to having all 4 of these items.

After being played you should keep this card and the other Favours of the Oracle Cards you have played face up near your board as a reminder that you have visited these Oracles.

Favours of the Oracle (Trophonius)

If you gain this Olympic Request card then you will need to achieve the following items to be able to claim three Labyrinth Tokens:

1. You must have placed at least 6 Following cubes in 6 different locations on the game board.

2. You must have unlocked at least 2 of your unique Wisdom Cards.

3. You must have at least seven location disks on your player board (these can be of any colour).

4. You must have won at least one debate.

5. You must have built at least 2 schools in 2 different locations on the game board. 

Once you have achieved, at least these criteria you may perform the 'Collect Labyrinth Token' Action on a future turn to immediately collect 3 Labyrinth tokens. Two regular and the lowest available numbered Labyrinth Token. 

Olympic Request Card (Zeus)

If you gain this Olympic Request card then you will need to achieve the following items to be able to claim three Labyrinth Tokens:

1. You must have placed at least 8 Following cubes in 8 different locations on the game board.

2. You must have at least two temple location disks on your player board.

3. You must have at least three coins in your possession.

4. You must have won at least one debate.

5. You must have built at least 3 schools in 3 different locations on the game board. 

Once you have achieved, at least these criteria you may perform the 'Collect Labyrinth Token' Action on a future turn to immediately collect 3 Labyrinth tokens. Two regular and the lowest available numbered Labyrinth Token. 

Olympic Request Card (Athena)

If you gain this Olympic Request card then you will need to achieve the following items to be able to claim three Labyrinth Tokens:

1. You must have placed at least 8 Following cubes in 8 different locations on the game board.

2. You must have at least one Oracle location disk on your player board.

3. You must have at least five Sophistry tokens in your possession.

4. You must have unlocked at least two of your Wisdom Cards.

5. You must have built at least 2 schools in 2 different locations on the game board. 

Once you have achieved, at least these criteria you may perform the 'Collect Labyrinth Token' Action on a future turn to immediately collect 3 Labyrinth tokens. Two regular and the lowest available numbered Labyrinth Token. 

Olympic Request Card (Artemis)

If you gain this Olympic Request card then you will need to achieve the following items to be able to claim three Labyrinth Tokens:

1. You must have placed at least 8 Following cubes in 8 different locations on the game board.

2. You must have at least three Western location disks on your player board.

3. You must have at least six coins in your possession.

4. You must have won at least two debates.

5. You must have at least two Sophist Tokens in your possession. 

Once you have achieved, at least these criteria you may perform the 'Collect Labyrinth Token' Action on a future turn to immediately collect 3 Labyrinth tokens. Two regular and the lowest available numbered Labyrinth Token. 

Olympic Request Card (Ares)

If you gain this Olympic Request card then you will need to achieve the following items to be able to claim three Labyrinth Tokens:

1. You must have placed at least 8 Following cubes in 8 different locations on the game board.

2. You must have at least two Favours of the Oracle, Oracle Cards (the Unknown Oracle Acropolis Disk does not count).

3. You must have at least five coins in your possession.

4. You must have won at least one debate.

5. You must have unlocked at least two of your Wisdom Cards. 

Once you have achieved, at least these criteria you may perform the 'Collect Labyrinth Token' Action on a future turn to immediately collect 3 Labyrinth tokens. Two regular and the lowest available numbered Labyrinth Token. 

Olympic Request Card (Dionysus)

If you gain this Olympic Request card then you will need to achieve the following items to be able to claim three Labyrinth Tokens:

1. You must have placed at least 8 Following cubes in 8 different locations on the game board.

2. You must have at least two Port location disks on your player board.

3. You must have at least ten coins in your possession.

4. You must have won at least one debate.

5. You must have at least 2 schools in 2 different locations on the main board. 

Once you have achieved, at least these criteria you may perform the 'Collect Labyrinth Token' Action on a future turn to immediately collect 3 Labyrinth tokens. Two regular and the lowest available numbered Labyrinth Token. 

Olympic Request Card (Poseidon)

If you are successful in your bid for this disk, you will immediately take it and place it next to your player board, thereby revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. This disk acts  as a proxy for a favours of the Oracle Card. If you gain two Favours of the Oracle Cards from two different Oracles but you have not gained your third, then this will serve as a substitute allowing you to collect a Labyrinth token on a future turn. You must pay your bid to the general supply once you have recieved this reward. This is the only Acropolis Disk that does not go to the bottom of the Acropolis disk pile once it is collected.

Unknown Oracle

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of five Sophistry cards from the deck on the main board. If there are less than five of these cards available then you do not collect the full amount. When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Impressive Rhetoric

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of five Syllogism cards from the deck on the main board. If there are less than five of these cards available then you do not collect the full amount. When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Goddess of Wisdom

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of four Sophist Tokens from the general supply. If there are less than four of these tokens available then you do not collect the full amount. When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. The Sophist tokens depicted on this disk do not have coins on them to emphasise that they are free in this case, however the tokens you collect from the General Supply will still have these coins depicted. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Athena's Influence

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of two Builder Tokens from the general supply. You may only ever have a maximum of four of these tokens so if you already have 3 or 4 tokens you will only collect 1 or 0 builder tokens respectively. When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. The builder tokens depicted on this disk do not have coins on them to emphasise that they are free in this case, however the tokens you collect from the General Supply will still have these coins depicted. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

The Architects

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of the top card of the Oracle of Delphi deck. You may take this card even if you have already visited the Oracle of Delphi and performed the Take Oracle Card Action, however you may not perform this action again in the Oracle of Delphi after this. You may not look at this card before taking it. If there are no Oracle of Delphi cards left then this reward does not happen. 

 

When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. The Sophist tokens depicted on this disk do not have coins on them to emphasise that they are free in this case, however the tokens you collect from the General Supply will still have these coins depicted. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Delphic Influence

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of the top card of the Oracle of Dodona deck. You may take this card even if you have already visited the Oracle of Dodona and performed the Take Oracle Card Action, however you may not perform this action again in the Oracle of Dodona after this. You may not look at this card before taking it. If there are no Oracle of Dodona cards left then this reward does not happen. 

 

When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. The Sophist tokens depicted on this disk do not have coins on them to emphasise that they are free in this case, however the tokens you collect from the General Supply will still have these coins depicted. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Dodonic Influence

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of the top card of the Oracle of Trophonius deck. You may take this card even if you have already visited the Oracle of Trophonius and performed the Take Oracle Card Action, however you may not perform this action again in the Oracle of Trophonius after this. You may not look at this card before taking it. If there are no Oracle of Trophonius cards left then this reward does not happen. 

 

When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. The Sophist tokens depicted on this disk do not have coins on them to emphasise that they are free in this case, however the tokens you collect from the General Supply will still have these coins depicted. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Trophonic Influence

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of seven coins from the general supply. When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Athena's Silver

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately decide whether you wantto set the timeline token back to 1194BC. When you have made this decision you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Chronos

If you are successful in your bid for this card you will immediately gain a one time bonus of one debate winning token from the general supply. If you already have three of these tokens then you recieve no reward for winning this auction. When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

Unknown Debate

If you are successful in your bid for this disk you will immediately gain a one time bonus of one study token from the general supply. If you already have one of these tokens then you recieve no reward for winning this auction. When you have collected this reward you must place this disk face up at the bottom of the Acropolis Disk pile on the main game board, revealing the next available Acropolis Disk. You must also pay your bid to the general supply.

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