While my wife was in class and my daughter was doing her homework, I got some time to make something with my son.
My son has been talking about an idea for a boardgame with an Ancient Egyptian theme. I guess he is inspired by what he has been studying for a while. For those that don't know, he is homeschooled. He is eight and he reads on a sixth grade reading level. He loves history and boardgames. (Wonder where he got that from.)
He calls it Egyptopoly. Keep in mind we have never played Monopoly and I don't have a version of it in English. We started by making places where players would land on the board. It went a little into gameplay, but there's still a lot to figure out. Here is the progress so far:
There is one Pharaoh spot on the board. You land there, you are Pharaoh for as long as you are there.
There are two soldier places on the board. You land on either one and you are a soldier for Pharaoh.
There are four mummy places on the board. Each mummy spot has a different canopic jar. You land on one and you get the specific canpotic jar associated with that spot. (Baboon, jackal, human, falcon)
There are two farmer places on the board. On one of them you plant seed, on the other, you take in the harvest.
You do not roll dice to move around the board. You can move one, two, or three spaces. Each choice must be used once before you can choose the same one again. In other words, if player one moves 3 spaces, player two can only move 1 or 2 spaces.
Don't know the object of the game or anything else, but that didn't keep us from going around the board a couple times. He says he has more places in mind. Best Monday night ever. :)