In Hercules you'll roll your dice and solve math challenges to master the fabulous 12 tasks of Hercules. In the process, you'll race against each other. But being the fastest isn't enough to win! To get ahead, you'll have to turn to the gods of Olympus to help you remove the obstacles in your path. In the end, the winner is the one who gets the most victory points for his own cards and bonuses through clever calculation.
Hercules is played over several rounds, and each round consists of three phases. In the first phase, you all roll your dice at the same time. In phase 2, you perform an action, starting with the starting player. Either you master a task or you rest. To master a task, you add, subtract or multiply the two numbers of your two dice and perform a task from the display according to the number. In this way, you get the markers of the task and move your piece to the right until it is in front of the next marker. If you complete a task further to the right, the figure does not move, as it may never jump over markers. By completing the tasks, you will receive demigod cards that you can activate with your markers to influence the outcome of the dice. If your character lands under a god card, you receive it and can use it without marker cost. Vase cards are obtained when your figure jumps over at least three empty squares. Like the other cards, they give you additional victory points at the end of the game. In the third phase, you give the Pegasus card to the next person, who is now the starting player.
Once a person has mastered all the tasks, the game ends after the current round. All persons who were able to reach the twelfth column receive 5 victory points. In addition, you receive victory points for fulfilled cards, majorities in card types, complete card sets and unused markers. Whoever could collect the most points wins the game.
The game is multilingual and contains the languages English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
min. player count: 1
max. player count: 4
Complexity rating: family and friends
Topic: dice game, calculations
Designer: Fábio Lima
Artists: Roman Kucharski
Language: german, portuguese, spanish, english
Release date: 2022
Game components: Rules (German, English, Portuguese and Spanish), 48 markers, 1 board, 1 scoring sheet, 9 dices, 79 cards