Tigris and Euphrates is not a casual, play-a-couple-levels-while-you’re-waiting-on-the-bus kind of
game. Instead, you’ll find yourself in the ancient near east, gradually building empires on a gameboard modeled after ancient Mesopotamia. From a start screen framed by the Ishtar Gate, you are transported to an ancient world where you battle other gods while building civilizations, starting wars, and amassing points in a
complex strategy game.
The basic board is a 16×11 grid, onto which you place tiles representing either traders, temples, civilizations, or farmers (who have to be placed on a tile with a river running through it). You
also have leader tiles, which let you amass points from the various types of tiles you place on the…