Santorini is a beautifully re-imagined strategy game that combines abstract elements with accessible gameplay, suitable for a wide range of players.

Gameplay Overview

  • Simple Yet Deep Gameplay: Easy to learn, making it suitable for elementary classrooms, yet offers depth for hardcore gamers.
  • Basic Actions: Each turn consists of two steps - moving a builder and then building a structure.
  • Movement Mechanics: Builders can move to an adjacent space, climb up one level, or step down any number of levels.
  • Building: After moving, construct a building level next to the builder; on the third level, a dome is placed, blocking that space.
  • Winning Condition: Win by getting one of your builders to the third level of a building.
  • Variable Player Powers: The game features 40 different god and hero powers, adding variety and replayability to each game.


Santorini offers a unique blend of simplicity and strategic depth, set against the backdrop of the picturesque island of Santorini. The game's elegant rules and variable player powers provide an engaging experience for both casual and serious gamers. Its abstract strategy elements, combined with thematic Greek mythology powers, create a dynamic and enjoyable gameplay experience. The game's visual appeal and accessible mechanics make it a great choice for families, educators, and strategy game enthusiasts.

Nominated for 7 awards.

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  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 20 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Easy to learn

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

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