Tanis, named after the ancient city in Lower Egypt, is a unique tile-digging game for 2 players. The game begins with 40 beautiful wooden domino-sized tiles randomly placed in the custom-made box. These tiles represent pieces of scrolls that the players are trying to reassemble in this fast-playing competitive game.
Tanis is designed by Phil Walker-Harding, the award-winning designer of more than 70 games, including Sushi-Go!, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and Imhotep, which was nominated for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres prize in Germany in 2016. His other designs include Gizmos, Barenpark, Silver & Gold, and Cacao. His games provide unique and exciting challenges to players while featuring easy rules and accessible gameplay.
The game of Tanis is unique in many ways as it is played using a custom-made box filled with 40 wooden tiles. The players will enjoy discovering and collecting the tiles during the game. The tension of removing tiles from the layers to reveal the tiles below them in the box creates excitement during gameplay. The players also have cards that provide special powers that may be used to enhance their actions. A single game generally takes under 20 minutes to complete.