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Obelisk PnP

The cooperative, tower defense, strategy game for 1-4 people.

Download Count: 279 / 500 (updated weeklyish)

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I played with my in laws and my family, ages 18, 29, and 58. Every single one loved the game. Both my father in law and sister vowed that they would beat the game (they both lost on the easier setting). Its tricky but not so much to take the fun out of it, just enough to make you want to try again. - Thom Canfield, Ohio

I finally gave Arne Obelisk, we played for 5 hours straight! Got up to second highest level!! - Jessica Marie, Ohio

My kids played Obelisk for two days, almost straight at Con on the Cob game convention, and haven't stopped asking for it since. Fortunately, we did happily did buy it for them. Now, we all just have to wait until Christmas for them to find out. I'm pretty sure this will be the best Christmas gift, and I know how we'll be spending the rest of day. Thanks Eliot and Asya, for making this great family game! - Kali Zahn, New York


Queen Alora of Ansis is away on an adventure. As her councillors, you are charged with maintaining order until she returns. Everything was going well until Stone Demons started appearing from a nearby portal! Prove your skills to the Queen by capturing all the monsters before they escape.


The game price will increase as more people buy the game.

  • 0-250 Downloads - Free
  • 251 - 500 Downloads - $1
  • 501 - 750 Downloads - $2
  • 751 - 1000 Downloads - $3
  • 1001 - 1500 Downloads - $4
  • 1501+ Downloads - $5


The game is played in Turns which consist of two phases: Day time and Night time. Each Turn starts in the Day, where players may simultaneously perform a number of actions from the four available options. After all players have acted, Night begins. Every Night, Stone Demons come out of the Portal and move from tile to tile following the arrows. Players build Obelisks to snare Demons and the sunlight turns them back into stone. Stones are resources the players can spend during the next Day to upgrade Obelisks. After all Demons move, Day begins. Continue cycling through Day and Night until a game ending event: players have captured all the Stone Demons from the Cave; any Demon walks off the map; any Demon walks on the same tile twice.

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Players will need to supply colored monsters (18x green, 14x yellow, 18x blue), and D6 dice. As well as 21 rotation tokens (pennies work well).

Reviews (Continued)

There is a lot of variety in the game because the board changes every time you play it! If you like tower defense games, you'll love playing this! Unique because of the cooperative play! - Justin Gray, Ohio

Obelisk is a really good take on tower defense in a fun co-op board game. It's not only quick to set up and play, but it's easy to adjust the difficulty by switching out different colored cubes. - Mathew McCaskey, Ohio

So, I feel like it does what it sets out to do. It has a random element that keeps everything from being straight math, and gives you a chance to crunch the numbers to figure out how to solve the various problems. I worry that it is too susceptible to a player taking over the game, because there is so much information out there. It is definitely a riddle to solve as each turn unfolds. But this is a common problem with cooperative games, not an Obelisk problem. I enjoyed playing it, which is more than I can say for most other co-op games. Definitely not my type of game, but I don’t know of anything that I would consider a flaw. It didn’t feel like losses would seem cheap, and it felt like wins would be earned through some planning. I much prefer that to cooperative games with a higher random element. - Andrew Kranak, Ohio

Why buy this?

The mechanics are simple and easy to follow. The game is wonderful in its simplicity.

  • You choose the Path the Monsters take by Rotating Map Tiles.
  • Random maps and monsters for lots of replayability.
  • Cooperative fun for the whole family.




Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date November 17, 2018
Edition Pring&Play
Department Board Games
Genre Abstract
Theme Monsters
Setting Alternate Present
Audience Family
Primary Mechanic Co-operation
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More Info Obelisk PnP web site

Tessellation Games LLC

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  • This game does not come in a box.


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