In Archaeology – The New Expedition you are an archaeologist working the dig sites of the Egyptian deserts. Your aim is to explore the dig sites and collect as many treasures as you can, trade at the marketplace and sell them to the museum for as much profit as possible. At the same time, you will have to avoid dangerous sandstorms and sly thieves who will try to steal your precious findings.
Each player starts with four treasure cards in hand. On your turn, you dig for treasure in the deck, where you might find a piece of treasure that you keep, a thief card which allows you to steal one card at random from an opponent’s hand or a sandstorm may hit, which means that all players lose half of their cards in hand to the marketplace.
After the digging phase, you can choose to do any of following actions in any combination: you can discard a number of maps in order to explore one chamber of the monument, you can trade cards from your hand at the marketplace and you can sell sets of treasures to the museum. When the game ends, the player who has collected the most money wins.
Archaeology – The New Expedition is the new edition of the Archaeology: The Card Game by Z-Man Games and it has new monuments to dig up and new artifacts for a greater variety to explore.