Azteca is a multiplayer game (2-4 players) that simulates the conquest of the Great Valley of Mexico at the height of the Aztec Empire. Each player represents one of the four great peoples of the Valley of Mexico: Aztec, Toltec, Chichimeques, or Tepaneques. Each player disputes the lands that make up these rich city states. The situation is further complicated by the terrible rivalry that exists between the gods.
The components are simply superb. The counters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the map is mounted, resin pyramids and beautiful cards round out the components. The rules are only 12 pages, making it possible to begin play shortly after opening the box. Components include 1 game board depicting The Valley of Mexico and the great Pyramid of the Gods, 1 rulebook, 1 deck of 55 cards, 4 army organization tables, 5 dice (4 are combat dice), 4 resincast Azteck Pyramid figurines, 5 countersheets, 2 figurines of Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, and 2 Sacrificial Pits. This strategy board game is for 2-4 players and takes about 3 hours to play.