Welcome to mythic Greece. As demigods, the players try to collect allies of different families of gods over five epochs and transfer them to their Elysium. To gain a card from the centre of the board and then use its power, players must have an equal number of columns in the depicted colour. Since after every action, players have to remove one of these columns, the possibilities gradually become more limited. If players fail to complete a quest at the temple they may only transfer the minimum number of family cards to their Elysium. They lose their effects but this is the only way combinations of cards can earn points at the end of the game. So when should players dismiss which cards? Different strategies lead to Olympus.
One family is not enough! From eight possible decks of cards, only five are used each game. This ensures a varied gaming experience as well as a visual delight, as each family is illustrated by a different artist. It´s got style! The true appeal of “Elysium” comes from its continuous dilemma: you can only make progress through limiting your options. On the difficult quest for perfect timing, who wouldn´t wish for a little divine inspiration?