During the construction of Solomons temple, a small boy who worked for King Solomon had been terrorized by a demon named Ornias. Compelled to help his worker, Solomon saught help from the archangel Michael who gifted Solomon with a ring decipting the seal of god - a pentagram.

You shall imprison all the demonsmale and female,
and with their help you shall build Jerusalem when
you bear this seal of God.” - Archangel Michael

Solomon had his worker confront Ornias, which resulted in the ring being thrown at the demon, stamping the being with the seal of god, thus bringing the demon under Solomons control. Solomon then commanded Ornias to take the ring and proceed with taking control of the rest of the demons.

Story

Word has spread that a simple worker was able to control a demon by the means of binding the demon to a sigil. By observing the impressive powers of the demon, the rest of the workers felt compelled to find the remainder of the demons and take control over them. It was widely understood that the worker that controlled the most powerful demons would be able to control the temple, and perhaps even become the new King, and control the world.

Will your workers be able to make contact with the demons and gain their powers?

What do you do?

in Goetia: Nine kings of Solomon players are competing over resources that are needed to communicate with goetic demons. Each demon have specific characteristics and powers that will give the players an advantage over one another.

Worshipping these demons the players are awarded with their gifts and powers. As the game progresses, players will become more powerful and eventually be able to form pacts with some of the most powerful demons.

When enough Pacts have been formed, the player with the most Worship Points will have control over the demons, and also the world.

Game Play

Goetia: Nine kings of Solomon is played over an uncertain set of rounds. Each round consists of players taking turns; placing one of their followers on different spaces that rewards the players with resources.

These resources can be used to send followers to scry in order to contact demons. Having followers scrying will award the player with Worship Points (WP). When all WPs on the scry card has been depleted - a demon will be conjured and appear on the board. Players can, assuming they have enough resources, send their followers to worship that demon and gain Demonic Powers, Relics and Treasures.

Workers worshipping demons will reward the player with powers (cards) from the demon. These cards can be played in front of the player so that the rules of the game have been altered for that player.

Players may also recruit more followers by sending workers to the outskirts. The cost of these workers are determined by the state of the main area. The more followers there are in the central area, the less resouces are needed to recruit a follower. However, only one follower from each outskirt can be recruited per round - will you wait for your competitors to bring down the cost of recruiting - or do you want to be certain to recruit a follower and pay a higher price?

Mechanics

  • Worker Placement
  • Resource Management
  • Card Drafting

Information

120 minutes
1-4 players