Five Tribes


or 4 payments of $23.75 with

Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns and move the Tribes into position at the right time, and the Sultanate may become yours!

2-4 Players
Ages 13+
Play time 40-80min

Out of stock


Five Tribes builds on a long tradition of German-style games that feature wooden meeples. Here, in a unique twist on the now-standard “worker placement” genre, the game begins with the meeples already in place – and players must cleverly maneuver them over the villages, markets, oases, and sacred places tiles that make up Naqala. How, when, and where you dis-place these Five Tribes of Assassins, Elders, Builders, Merchants, and Viziers determine your victory or failure.

The rules are straightforward and easy to learn, but devising a winning strategy will take a more calculated approach. Players move meeples, representing the Five Tribes, to gain power and influence. The movement has often been referred to as “Mancala-like”. Players remove all meeples from a tile and distribute them one at a time, moving orthogonally. At the end of the game, whoever has accumulated the most influence and wealth will become the new ruler of Naqala.

You need to carefully consider what moves can score you well and put your opponents at a disadvantage. You need to weigh many different pathways to victory, including the summoning of powerful Djinns that may help your cause as you attempt to control this legendary Sultanate.

2-4 Players
Ages 13+
Play time 40-80min

How to Play Five Tribes

Official Website >


Additional information


Google Product Category

Toys & Games > Games > Board Games


There are no reviews yet.

Be the First to Review “Five Tribes”