Advanced Gods of Santorini

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor

Unleash the Power of the Gods in Santorini!

When I discovered the Advanced Gods of Santorini expansion pack, I couldn’t wait to try it out. It adds a whole new level of excitement and strategy to an already amazing game.

With the Advanced Gods, you have the opportunity to harness the unique powers of mythical deities. These gods are carefully designed to provide distinct advantages and abilities that can completely change the course of the game.

For example, one of my favorite gods is Apollo. With Apollo, I can use his divine power to move any one of my workers to any unoccupied space on the board, even if it’s more than one level higher or lower. This gives me incredible flexibility and allows me to set up powerful moves that my opponent never sees coming.

And Apollo is just one of ten amazing gods to choose from in the expansion pack. Each god comes with their own set of rules and abilities, which brings an exciting new layer of depth to the game. The different combinations of gods and their powers ensure that every game is a unique experience.

But that’s not all – the Advanced Gods expansion also introduces new gameplay elements, such as divine intervention tokens. These tokens can be earned and spent to activate specific god powers, giving you even more control over the game. It’s a game-changer that keeps the action fresh and unpredictable.

Another feature I love about the Advanced Gods expansion is how easy it is to learn and play. The rules are straightforward, and the included player aids make it simple to keep track of each god’s powers. Whether you’re a seasoned Santorini player or new to the game, you’ll quickly grasp the advanced mechanics and start to strategize like a pro.

So, if you’re ready to take your Santorini experience to the next level, I highly recommend trying out the Advanced Gods of Santorini expansion pack. With its captivating gameplay, diverse array of gods, and easy-to-learn rules, it’s a must-have for any fan of the game.

Let’s Talk Moves: When someone you’re playing against has a Worker next to one of your Workers, they have to make their very last move next to one of your Workers.



End of Your Turn: You have the power to take out a block that isn’t being used (excluding a dome) next to your unmoved Worker. You can also remove any Tokens on that block.



The Warrior Goddess

Starting Position: Put your Workers on the board first.
Your Turn: If your Worker moves to a space and the next space in that direction is occupied by an enemy Worker, you eliminate their Worker from the match.



The Ultimate Guide to the Ferryman of the Underworld

Welcome to the world of Charon!

Let me tell you all about the Ferryman of the Underworld, known as Charon. He is an intriguing and powerful character, and getting to know him is an adventure in itself.

How Charon Works:

So, here’s the deal: before your Worker makes their move, you have a special power. You can force a neighboring opponent Worker to move to a space directly on the other side of your Worker, but only if that space is empty. Cool, right? This unique ability adds an exciting twist to the game.

If you’re ready to embrace the mysterious realm of the Underworld, Charon is the deity for you. His power allows you to control the movements of your opponents, making for an exhilarating gameplay experience.

Take Your Move to the Next Level:

If you thought the game was already thrilling, just wait until you bring Charon into the mix. His power to manipulate the placement of opponent Workers will keep you on the edge of your seat, strategizing every move.

Additionally, understanding and utilizing Charon’s ability grants you the opportunity to outsmart your opponents and gain an upper hand in the game. So, if you’re seeking a fresh and exciting challenge, Charon is the perfect choice.

Remember, as the Ferryman to the Underworld, Charon possesses a unique power that lets you take control of the game and dictate the movements of your opponents. It’s a double-edged sword that can elevate your gameplay and generate thrilling responses.

So, are you ready to venture into the realm of the Underworld? If you’re up for a challenge and looking for a deity who can shake things up, then you’ll love Charon. With his ability to manipulate opponent Workers’ positions, he brings a whole new dimension to the game.

Follow these simple steps, and you will be on your way to mastering the power of Charon:

  1. Step 1: Understand Charon’s power and unique ability to move opponent Workers.
  2. Step 2: Strategize and plan your moves carefully to maximize the potential of Charon’s power.
  3. Step 3: Use Charon’s ability to outsmart your opponents and gain an advantage in the game.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of Charon and experience the thrill of his extraordinary power firsthand. Take control, outmaneuver your opponents, and navigate your way to victory!


Embrace the Chaos

Imagine a world devoid of structure, a land where everything is in disarray. This is Chaos, the primordial nothingness from which all things emerge. In this realm, the rules are constantly shifting, and unpredictability reigns supreme.

Here’s how it works: Gather all the unused Simple God Powers with their unique symbols and create a face-down deck in your play area. Draw the top God Power from this deck and place it face-up beside the deck. This will serve as your source of power.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. At any given moment, you possess the abilities of the face-up God Power. With this power, you can shape the world around you to your advantage. However, there’s a catch – you must discard your current God Power and draw a new one after any turn in which at least one dome is built. This ensures that the game remains dynamic and keeps you on your toes.

But what happens if you exhaust all your God Powers? Fear not! Simply shuffle them to create a fresh deck and draw the top God Power. The cycle continues, and chaos prevails.

Embracing chaos may seem daunting, but it also presents countless opportunities. By navigating the ever-changing landscape and harnessing the power of Chaos, you can shape the world in ways no one else can.



The mighty God of Time.

You win by creating five Complete Towers.



The Mystic Sorceress

My Power: At the beginning of your turn, if your opponent’s Workers are not positioned beside each other, you gain exclusive access to their abilities until it’s your turn again.


Dionysus: The God of Wine and Confusion

Your Build: Whenever I have one of my workers create a complete tower, I get the chance to take another turn. The twist? I use one of my opponent’s workers instead of my own. But hold on, there’s more! Nobody can win while these extra turns are happening. Talk about a wild ride!



The God of Desire

Setup: Start by placing your Workers on any opposite edges of the board.
Win Condition: You win if you can get one of your Workers to move to a space next to your other Worker, and both are on the first level (or the same level if there are three players).

So, here’s the deal. When we’re talking about the game of Santorini, there’s one particular god I want to introduce you to – Eros. He’s the god of desire, and let me tell you, he can really spice things up on the battlefield.

When it comes to setting up the game, Eros shakes things up a bit. Instead of the usual corners, you and your opponent will place your Workers on opposite edges of the board. This creates a whole new dynamic and makes for some interesting strategies.

Now, let’s talk about how you win with Eros. It’s pretty simple, really. You just need to get one of your Workers to move to a space that’s right next to your other Worker. Both Workers must be on the first level (or the same level if you’re playing with three players). If you can make that happen, victory is yours.

But here’s the thing. Eros isn’t just about moving your Workers around. He’s all about desire, after all. So, if you want to make the most of his powers, you’ll need to think outside the box. Look for opportunities to block your opponent’s Workers, force them into undesirable positions, and create paths that lead to victory for you.

Remember, with Eros, the game becomes a thrilling dance of desire and strategy. So, if you’re up for a challenge and want to add a little spice to your Santorini experience, then Eros is the god for you. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.



The Goddess of Marriage

When it’s your opponent’s turn: Your opponent can’t win if they move into a space on the edge.


Welcome to the realm of Hestia

The divine protector of hearth and home awaits you

Your Special Power: With Hestia as your guide, you gain the ability to build twice, adding an extra touch of magic to your construction endeavors. However, remember that this enchantment cannot be invoked on any of the outermost spaces of the game board.


Welcome to the world of Hypnus

Where the God of Sleep reigns supreme!

At the beginning of your opponent’s turn, I have a little surprise for you. If one of your opponent’s workers happens to be higher than all the others, guess what? They won’t be able to move! It’s like a magic spell! Now, how cool is that?



The Hunger Goddess

During Your Opponent’s Turn: Your opponent is forbidden from constructing buildings on vacant spaces adjacent to your workers, unless they are constructing a dome to complete a tower.


Medusa – The Petrifying Gorgon

Hey there! I’m Medusa, the legendary Gorgon who can turn you to stone with just one look. Pretty cool, right? I’ve got this special power that kicks in at the end of your turn. Let me break it down for you.

So, here’s the deal. When it’s the end of your turn and you have some Workers working hard on the game board, I can help you out by turning the tables on your opponent. If there are any opponent Workers in lower neighboring spaces, I can use my petrifying gaze to give them the ol’ stone treatment. That means I’ll remove those workers from the game, leaving you with a clear path to total victory.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “How can I make this happen?” Well, my friend, all you need to do is place your Workers in those lower neighboring spaces. As long as those spaces are already occupied by your opponent’s Workers, my power will activate and you’ll have the upper hand.

Picture this: It’s your turn, you have your trusty Workers ready, and you’re eyeing those lower neighboring spaces. You strategically move your Workers into position and boom! You activate my power and zap those poor opponent Workers into stone. It’s like magic, but better!

So, when you’re playing with Medusa, always keep an eye out for those occupied lower neighboring spaces. That’s where my petrifying power really shines. With me on your side, victory will be within your grasp.



The god who controls dreams

At the beginning of my turn: I get to put a block or dome on my God Power card.
My Building Ability: Instead of building like everyone else, my worker can build as many times as I want using the blocks or domes I’ve collected on my God Power card. And guess what? Any player can swap one of these blocks or domes for a different shape whenever they feel like it.


The Wonder of Persephone

Ah, Persephone, the radiant Goddess of Spring Growth. She captivates me with her vibrant and boundless energy. It’s as if she breathes life into the world, coaxing the buds to bloom and the flowers to dance in kaleidoscopic splendor.

When it’s your opponent’s turn, Persephone’s influence shines through. She beckons the mortal heart within their godly vessel to take flight. Their Workers must follow her lead, ascending to new heights and embracing the upward journey.

Can’t you see the beauty in this? The exhilarating rush of defying gravity and reaching for the heavens. It’s a triumphant dance, a waltz in sync with the very rhythm of the universe.

Ah, but there’s a catch, my friend. As with all marvelous things, there lies a challenge. Persephone’s power is a double-edged sword. Yes, it elevates your game, but it also stirs your opponents to regenerate their vigor and respond with renewed fervor.

Such is the nature of gods and mortals intertwined. As we bask in Persephone’s radiance, we must also remember the consequences. In this eternal dance of power and counterplay, we find the balance that defines the game.

So, my dear reader, if you’re drawn to the allure of Persephone’s grace, prepare yourself. Embrace the upward pull, the grand symphony of ascension. Understand that her gift comes with a price, but it’s a price worth paying for those who seek to infuse their game with wonder and awe.



The Sea God

After I take my turn: If I haven’t moved any of my Workers, I can choose to build up to three times on the ground level.


Meet Selene, the captivating Goddess of the Moon

Have you ever glanced up at the night sky and wondered about the alluring celestial object known as the moon? I certainly have. In fact, the moon has fascinated humans for centuries, and it continues to capture our attention to this day. The importance of the moon in our lives cannot be overstated.

The moon, personified as Selene in Greek mythology, holds a remarkable significance. As I gaze at the moon’s glow, I feel an inexplicable connection to this mystical deity.

Selene, with her radiant presence, brings a serene calmness to the night sky. She graces us with her gentle rays, casting a soothing and ethereal light upon the Earth. It’s as if Selene whispers secrets of the universe to those willing to listen.

Furthermore, Selene’s influence extends beyond her mesmerizing beauty. She has a profound impact on our tides, orchestrating the rise and fall of the ocean’s waters. Just like the waves, Selene’s power ebbs and flows, a dance that reminds us of the cyclical nature of life.

As I reflect upon Selene’s captivating presence, I ponder the many ways in which she impacts our lives. The moon’s phases dictate our calendar, marking the passage of time and guiding us through the seasons.

Additionally, Selene’s radiant glow has inspired countless artists, poets, and dreamers throughout history. She ignites our imagination and fuels our creativity.

So, the next time you find yourself gazing at the night sky, I encourage you to take a moment to appreciate Selene, the captivating Goddess of the Moon. Allow her enchanting presence to fill you with wonder and curiosity, as you contemplate the mysteries of the universe.

Setup: Alright, here’s what you need to do. Get yourself a male and a female Worker of your color.Our Build: Let’s get to the fun part! Time to build!


God of the Waves

Your Move: Listen up! Every time your Worker makes a move into a perimeter space, guess what? You can make another move right away. How cool is that?



The Sky God

Your Ability: You can make your Worker build a block directly beneath themselves.

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