Akropolis is a strategic board game set in ancient Greece, where players take on the roles of skilled architects competing to build the most prestigious city. The game focuses on urban planning, resource management, and tactical tile placement.

Gameplay Overview

  • Objective: Players aim to construct a harmonious and prestigious city by building various structures like housing, temples, markets, gardens, and barracks.
  • Strategic Tile Placement: The key to success lies in how players arrange tiles in their city, maximizing the potential of each district.
  • Resource Management: Stone is a crucial resource, necessary for building quarries and constructing higher levels in the city.

Game Mechanics

  1. Tile Selection: Choose a tile from the construction site to add to your city.
  2. City Arrangement: Carefully arrange the selected tile in your city to optimize the layout and unlock the full potential of each district.
  3. Vertical Construction: Build on higher levels to increase the value of your districts, which is essential for winning the game.

Winning the Game

  • District Value: The player who successfully increases the value of their districts through strategic building and effective use of resources is likely to win the game.
  • Prestige and Harmony: A city with a harmonious arrangement and prestigious structures will score higher points.


Akropolis offers a captivating blend of strategy, resource management, and tactical decision-making. It appeals to players who enjoy city-building themes and games where planning and foresight are crucial. The game's emphasis on tile placement and vertical construction adds a unique twist to the gameplay, making it a challenging yet rewarding experience. Whether you're strategically placing a temple or expanding your barracks, Akropolis immerses you in the role of an ancient Greek architect vying to create the most renowned city.

Nominated for 18 awards and won 10.

  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 20 - 30 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like Akropolis so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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