Briefest Write-Ups in history continue!!

OK folks… it’s not the holidays… but things have maintained a frenetic pace… and I have not finished building my time machine… and well… poetic ramblings? Literary prose? Is there enough time, darn it?!?

Sadly.. not just yet. But someday…


Ra! So darn good!

OK. Time is short and this game has been around since 1999… sooooo most of us know it quite well. One of my more memorable moments at Origins last year was when my buddies and I checked out the library copy of Ra. The game was FANTASTIC! And of course, my friend were surprised I hadn’t played it before.

What was not cool was that with all those years of reaching into the bag to pull out new tiles… those tiles had really accumulated a good bit of human skin heebie-jeebie inducing grime! <gag>

Why would I share such an “I hope it’s not dinner time soon because my stomach feels queasy” story?!? 🤢

Because even though those tiles were downright scary… we played the heck out of that game! It is just THAT good!

Inoculation requiring copies of the game aside (smile)… if you don’t have this in your collection – you need it. If you haven’t played it… you should. And, if I had more time I would tell you all about just how wonderful it is.  Sorry, team!

Kickstarter Campaign Link – to check and see all the juicy bits!

I do want to at least post a link to the original Gamefound campaign… so you can see for yourself how sweet this one is! 😉 The original campaign can be found HERE.

Again… sooo sorry, everyone! I’ll get back in the swing at some point… argh! 🥹

Ages: 12+
Players: 2 – 5
Play Time: 45 – 60 minutes
SKU: 25th Century Games 002
At the time of this listing (MAY 2023) this deluxe version
was selling for $145 and up on a variety of sites! It was
selling for around $90 on one or two sold out sites though…
Our Price: $84.50 (yeah.. that’s a smidge over the Gamefound price… 😉) 
Link to BGG:


6 in stock


Ra Deluxe Pharaoh EditionRa Deluxe Pharaoh Edition reprint by 25th Century Games!! Sooooo sweet! The Upstart Way… 🧁😉

Ra is an auction and set-collection game with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Each turn players are able to purchase lots of tiles with their bidding tiles (suns). Once a player has used up his or her suns, the other players continue until they do likewise, which may set up a situation with a single uncontested player bidding on tiles before the end of the round occurs. Tension builds because the round may end before all players have had a chance to win their three lots for the epoch. The various tiles either give immediate points, prevent negative points for not having certain types at the end of the round (epoch), or give points after the final round. The game lasts for three “epochs” (rounds). The game offers a short learning curve, and experienced players find it both fast-moving and a quick play.

From the Box:
The game spans 1500 years of Egyptian history in less than an hour!
The players seek to expand their power and fame and there are many ways to accomplish this: Influencing Pharaohs, Building monuments, Farming on the Nile, Paying homage to the Gods, Advancing the technology and culture of the people. Ra is an auction and set collecting game where players may choose to take risks for great rewards or… And all this is for the glory of the Sun God Ra!

—description from the designer

Additional information
Weight 9.1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 5 in

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