Centuries before the first universities, the internet and the modern era of scientific discovery there was the Great Library of Alexandria. Created to store the world?s knowledge, its scribes would copy every book found on every ship that entered Alexandria, and would go on to accumulate untold volumes of history, mathematics, geography, politics and more. And now it's burning! The Great Library, the world's most complete archive of knowledge and wisdom is on fire!
As books and relics are consumed by the flames, you must make a choice over what to save - some artifacts are more valuable to you than others, and your fellow heroes may have different priorities than you - and some may even be trying to burn books!
In Alexandria, 2-4 players must use a limited supply of time to move through the burning corridors of the Great Library, looking for scrolls, items and even scholars that they can save. Each of the four Heroes in the game has a different reason for being in the library at the time, and each one has different skills and motivations. Each round, up to four rooms of the library will surrender to the flames, and anything in them will be lost!
Alexandria is a eurogame that takes 45-60 minutes to play, albeit a more unconventional one. With asymmetrical gameplay and a shrinking gameplay area, parts of the library are slowly consumed by fire as Heroes seek the treasures within it.