Episode 308: Rajas of the Ganges

Release Date: Dec. 10, 2018

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Running Time:   88 min.

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India, at the time of the Mughal Empire. The Taj Mahal shines like a jewel. The call has gone out to each provincial leader - expand and develop your holdings. Who among you will be the greatest among all the Rajas of the Ganges?

Rajas of the Ganges is a beautiful reflection of eastern philosophy. It's a game about balance and karma.

Players gather fame and money along two separate tracks until they meet. You must find harmony between these goals to succeed. 

You do this using dice, but you're not pawn of fate. Spending karma gives you agency over your fate to some degree. Your task is to manage your karma for greater rewards in the end.

Listen in to explore Rajas of the Ganges (and the history behind it) and discover why this pressure packed race game earns our Spiel of Approval.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Rajas of the Ganges     BGG  |  HUCH  | R&R 

Designer: Markus & Inka Brand

Artist: Dennis Lohausen

Publisher: HUCH & friends, R&R Games

2-4 players  60-90 minutes   ages 12+   MSRP $50

New Spieler: Maggi Cottrell

Maggi makes her Spiel debut this episode. So glad to welcome her to our team of misfit nerds!

Feel free to drop her a line!  maggi@thespiel.net


Music credits include:

Gol Maal  by R.D. Burman, Sapan Chakraborty  |  the song

(from the film Gol Maal)

Koi Mil Gaya  by Udit Narayan, K.S. Chithra  |  the song

(from the film Koi Mil Gaya)

Aa Tayar Hoja by  Sunidhi Chauhan  |  the song

(from the film Asoka)