Babel is a competitive game where you leverage the strengths of ancient tribes to build temples, outmaneuver your opponent, and ultimately construct the tallest structures for victory. Set against the backdrop of five ancient civilizations—Medes, Sumerians, Hittites, Persians, and Assyrians—you're dealt cards representing each tribe, using them to strategically move, build, or disrupt your opponent's progress on a compact board adorned with regions of these civilizations.

Gameplay Overview

  • Strategic Movement: Discard a card to move to a corresponding civilization's region.
  • Temple Building: Place cards to build temples, requiring a set number of tribesmen and the completion of previous levels.
  • Tribe Skills: Utilize the unique skill of a tribe by forming and discarding a set of three or more cards.

Special Features

  • Diverse Strategies: Exploit, exterminate, or steal from your opponent's workforce.
  • Skill Activation: Force your opponent to discard half their hand or enact other powerful tribe-specific actions.


With its blend of strategy, ancient civilizations, and competitive temple building, Babel offers an engaging experience for players looking to immerse themselves in a game of cunning and architectural dominance.

  • 2 Players
  • 45 - 60 Minutes
  • 12+ years old
  • Easy to learn

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

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