Exodus – Moses vs Pharaoh

Exodus – Moses vs Pharaoh

Rated 4.17 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

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Exodus – Moses vs Pharaoh

In Exodus: Moses vs Pharaoh: will you like Moses lead your people out of slavery and into freedom? Will the Hebrew Elders support your leadership? Will a decades old murder charge be brought against you? Will Pharaoh relent and “Let My People Go!” Will Joseph’s Bones be transported for re-burial? Will you plunder the Egyptians to make up for 400 years of slavery? Will Aaron and Hur be at your right and left hand?

As Pharaoh, will you keep the Hebrew slaves in order? Will your building programs proceed on schedule? Will your magicians defeat Moses at his own game? Will the gods of the Egyptians protect Egypt from the great I Am? How will the supernatural plagues be dealt with? Will your chariots crush the slave revolt before they escape across the Red Sea? Will you succeed where your historical counterpart failed?

Games Components

  • One full-color 18″ X 23″ Game Map in 2 Folding Sheets
  • 1 sheets of 3/4″ double sided round counters (24 counters) on thick stock
  • One sheets of 5/8″ double sided square counters (46 counters) on thick stock
  • Six rectangular mounted double sided Leaders with base
  • One Decks of 54 Game Cards
  • One Rule book (with game charts and examples of play)
  • Two Six Sided dice

7 reviews for Exodus – Moses vs Pharaoh

  1. Austin Lee

    I tried this twice at the game convention. Once as Moses, once as Pharaoh. It was fun and fast.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan Oroxom

    I like the mandatory historical events; such as Joseph’s Bones and Plunder the Egyptians. This game takes about 30+ minutes; five cards per turn. First, the Hebrews under Moses bring down the 10 plagues in historical order. Unless the Hebrews have ice cold dice and/or the Egyptians have a great card hand Pharaoh will likely “Let my people go!” by the end of turn three. A critical early card in favor of the Hebrews is Miriam Worships. Moses must get the card “Part the Red Sea” in order to win. As such, holding cards other than this one decreases the chance of a Hebrew victory. I recommend not holding any cards until after you have that one; in which case the Angel of God card is the second best. If Moses does not get the “Part the Red Sea” card by turn 8 he must nonetheless leave the Land of Goshen and take his chances in the desert. With a card deck of only 54 cards and several remove from play cards parting the Red Sea will occur 2+ times. Moses chance of not getting it is only about 1 in 4. Pharaoh is then free to move only after Moses and the Hebrews leave the land of Goshen. He has to go to the Chariots, mobilize them, and then cross the Nile from Memphis. All this takes three card plays. Any delay card on the Hebrews at this point in time is helpful for Pharaoh. Also, building a chariot army in the North is an alternate viable strategy as crossing the Nile costs a card play; especially if the chariot army at Memphis has been split to fight the Hittites. The best Egyptian card is Initiative so play it as the event if you get it. Everything considered, this is a smooth beginner game running at most 45 minutes. Nonetheless, more experienced gamers will also find this game a quick and refreshing experience.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Loyd Brazzel

    If Moses does not get the “Part the Red Sea” card then the Hebrews can not win. It seems that one mandatory card has too much influence in this game. It did play well though. Not overly complex, but multiple decisions required on both sides. A bit scripted as the plagues have to have their effect before the Hebrews can leave Egypt. The graphics are fine and if the Egyptians catch up with the Hebrews they will most likely win the one actual battle this game might have. Good historical flavor.

  4. Rated 3 out of 5

    Bruce Monnin

    So, in the 50-50 case where the Egyptians draw the Moses Parts The Red Sea card, all they have to do to win is hold it all game (assuming he can keep initiative)?

    Also, the rules don’t really explain the Harden Heart or Let My People Go well. I assume the Egyptians get one Harden Heart points for each point value (1-5) on a card?

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    admin

    Bruce: The odds on the Hebrews getting the “Moses Parts the Red Sea” card are about 80%; as the deck is usually reshuffled twice due to the number of cards, and some cards are removed from play. The Hebrews start with the initiative and unless that changes the Egyptians can not hold cards. On page 5 of the rules regarding Harden Heart 20 points are required to reduce Let My People Go by one space, and yes, each point value (1-5) on a card counts as one hit. For Let My People Go the Hebrews have to play a card number equal or greater than the point value required on the plague chart; then roll the die for a result. Two hits would increase from zero to two; one hit would increase from two to three; three hits would increase from three to six. Twelve total hits are required before Pharaoh permits Moses and the children of Israel to leave Egypt. But even then, it is not over yet. Mandatory events such as Plunder the Egyptians and Joseph’s Bones are in the deck. Cards that slow movement are in the deck. The Hebrews have to slowly move towards the Red Sea. Once they leave the land of Goshen Pharaoh can have a change of heart, mobilize his chariot army, pursue the escaping slaves, and try to force them back into slavery!

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Bruce Monnin

    I like it so far. If there an FAQ anywhere. We had LOTS of questions that we had to guess at when we were playing through it the first few times,

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Day

    Bruce
    Glad to hear you like it so far. Send your questions to ADMW@cox.net and I will answer them for you. I will also clear up any unclear areas under the updated living rules section. We also plan on filming a game and putting it up on you tube.

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