Orichalcum is a tense and fast-pace strategy game – similar to a short 4X. Each player has their own Island board to explore and develop. On each turn, they choose a set of one Exploration tile and one Action : recruit hoplites, produce precious orichalcum (a legendary metal from Greek mythology), construct buildings granting powerful bonuses, or try to get rid of Monsters infesting your island (and preventing you to build new building).
Explore and expand your island without forgetting to get rid of its aggressive creatures to be the first to 5 Victory Points. 3 ways to earn those: draw the attention of Titans, erect Temples, and forge precious Orichalcum medallions, Atlanteans’ legendary ore!
Atlantis is about to sink underwater! Preparing for the upcoming cataclysm, the king sent his explorers to search for a new viable land for your people. Be the one to ensure the survival and renewal of the Atlantean civilization!
Each of your turns starts with selecting one of the Action cards available at the center of the table. This choice carries important consequences for your island, determining both which terrains you will place on it to expand your discovery, and which action you can then perform to develop your civilization: producing Orichalcum, recruiting Hoplites, constructing buildings, or even a temple, forging a legendary orichalcum medallion, fighting threatening creatures to reconquer the land... take the best decisions to grow better and faster than your opponents. This action and tile selection action at the core of Orichalcum, concentrates tons of interesting dilemmas, allowing such a condensed strategy game to flirt with the feel of a bigger, "4X" style civilization game.