Since its inception over thirty years ago, Santorini has been continuously refined by mathematician and educator Dr. Gordon Hamilton. Santorini is a highly accessible, pure strategy game that is simple enough for an elementary-school classroom but that has enough depth and content for even hardcore gamers to explore. Santorini is truly a game for everyone.
The rules are deceptively simple. Each turn, move one of your builders into a neighboring space. Then, construct a building that is adjacent to a builder you moved. You may step up a maximum of one level or step down any number of levels. When building on top of the third level, place a dome instead, removing that space from play. If either of your builders reaches the third level, you win.
Santorini features sixty-eight highly detailed building miniatures, four builder miniatures, and a custom-designed elevated island play surface, creating a beautiful 3D tabletop experience. But what makes Santorini truly exceptional is its seamless integration of variable player powers into a pure strategy game. Dr. Hamilton has designed over forty thematic god and hero powers, each fundamentally changing the way the game is played.