NOTE: Certain cards should ONLY be used in Clash of Kings gameplay and must be removed whenever playing Standard Rules. These include five Victory Point cards, one Leper King card, one City Gate card, six Elephant statue cards, six Lion statue cards, four additional King cards, two more Queen cards, another Priest card, and an extra Sacred Sword and Silver Nandin. See Clash of Kings rules for additional information.
Object: The object is to build, carve, and populate an Angkor temple. You must work together to accomplish this task. There are no individual winners or losers.
Number of players: The game is best with 3 to 4 players but 2 to 5 may play.
The Playing Area: The playing area consists of The Temple: a 16-card square in the center of the table where the temple is to be built and 4 Villages, one in front of each player. The Village in front of each player consists of a 3 by 4 card grid that provides space for 12 cards to be placed in front of each player (Note: More than 12 cards may be placed in each village grid because Buffalo, Elephant, and Artisan cards are played on top of Laborer cards.
Winning the game: The game is won when the temple is completed as follows: 1. A 16-card square of Laterite has been laid down, covered with Sandstone, and decorated by Artisans; (Note: while a Laterite stone must be laid down before Sandstone is placed on top of it, not all Laterite must be played before any Sandstone can be placed on top: likewise, once a sandstone block had been placed on top of a Laterite one, it can be carved by an Artisan even if not all of the Laterite or Sandstone blocks have yet to be played) 2. The interior of the temple includes: 3 towers of carved Sandstone in the center of the temple with Sacred Sword & Silver Nandin placed there; 3 Apsaras are dancing in front of the towers; and King, Queen, and Priest are inside the temple.
Losing the game: The game is lost if the temple is not completed before all the cards in the stock have been drawn or the community has failed because there was not enough rice to feed them after a Harvest or while honoring the gods.