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Board game review & gameplay of: Khora, rise of an empire

Game design: Head Quarter Simulation Game Club

Illustrations: David Chapoulet, Jocelyn 'Joc' Millet

  • 8/10
  • 14+
  • 2-4 players
  • 75 minutes


In this game players compete to become the most blosseming city in ancient Greece! 

Players simultaneously pick 2 of 7 action tiles to perform this round, after gaining some income. With these actions players develop on different tracks; Philosophy, Legislation, Culture, Trade, Military, Politics, or Development. 

All tracks correlate with one another, which ensures some interesting choices.

At the end of a round an event will be resolved, giving 

or taking something. After 9 events the game ends, most points, wins the game.


👍 The gameplay is solid and accessible. 

👍 The components are absolutely gorgeous with double layered boards and everything. 

👍 I really like the assymetrical playermats and the fact that there is some historical information about that specific character on the back. I also like that there are many to choose from. 

👍 I love getting all the rewards and bonusses from the tracks. It's very rewarding to improve actions with the cards or by developing your city. 

➖ There is no startplayertoken, it would've been nice to have one. 

➖ I'm a tiny bit worried about the chance factor of drawing the right political cards. I haven't played enough of it to ensure this is not an issue. 


There is a simple solomode available through bgg. It feels a bit wonky, but is good enough to have fun with the game if there are no other players around.


A copy of this game was provided to me by White Goblin Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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