Average rating 7.55 BGG average rating 7.47
Last played 6-May-2014 Players 2 - 5
Total plays 15 Designer Reiner Knizia
Weight 3 Year 1999
Playing Time 60 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 11 2 7.27 9-Aug-2009
Anne 1 0 7.00 6-May-2001
Boog 4 2 8.25 4-Apr-2006
Chrissy 1 0 7.00 10-Feb-2008
Frank 1 1 8.00 10-Feb-2008
Joe 2 0 7.50 6-May-2014
Kev 1 0 6.00 10-Dec-2002
Oggie 12 3 7.17 6-May-2014
Paul 7 2 7.00 10-Feb-2008
Steve 13 2 7.77 6-May-2014
Tel 14 3 8.14 6-May-2014

Ra is an auction and set-collection game with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Each turn players are able to purchase lots of tiles with their bidding tiles (suns). Once a player has used up his or her suns, the other players continue until they do likewise, which may set up a situation with a single uncontested player bidding on tiles before the end of the round occurs. Tension builds because the round may end before all players have had a chance to win their three lots for the epoch. The various tiles either give immediate points, prevent negative points for not having certain types at the end of the round (epoch), or give points after the final round. The game lasts for three "epochs" (rounds). The game offers a short learning curve, and experienced players find it both fast-moving and a quick play.

From the Box:
The game spans 1500 years of Egyptian history in less than an hour!
The players seek to expand their power and fame and there are many ways to accomplish this: Influencing Pharaohs, Building monuments, Farming on the Nile, Paying homage to the Gods, Advancing the technology and culture of the people. Ra is an auction and set collecting game where players may choose to take risks for great rewards or... And all this is for the glory of the Sun God Ra!