Inca Empire (Card Game)

Become one of the Inca’s Regional Leaders! Expand the empire by Extending your road system, build cities to house your people and construct temples to please the gods. Sapa, “the Only One”, will only favor the leader who does the best over the empire’s four eras.

Type: Card Game
Playing Time: 60-90 minutes
Number Of Players: 2-5
Age: 13+
Release Date: August 2020


In stock (can be backordered)

The Unique system of balancing active and supply tokens will challenge you each time you play. Designed by Alan D. Ernstein, author of the popular board game version “Inca Empire”.


  • Build Your Civilization
  • Play City or Colca (storage hut)
  • Build roads
  • Stock Storage Huts
  • Create Terraces for additional power in future rounds
  • Make Trade Agreements with other players
  • Use Extra Workforce cards to take special actions Build

Each game comes with tons of stuff!

Each player is dealt 5 goal cards at the beginning of the game and will choose 3 of their secret goal cards to score at the end of the game.

Depth of Game play

Multiple phases and actions each turn.

Gameplay involves the strategies of which cards to place (when and where). When to build roads and when to terrace. Trade Agreements will help both you and another player. Watch the how to play video here.


Can I build a road to a card that another player placed and claimed with their token? Yes, as long as it is connected to your road system.

Do I have to use all of my cards and tokens in the current ERA? No, tokens and cards roll over to the next era. You must take a minimum of two actions in the current era.

CUZCO vs CUSCO  there is no difference.

The reference card has the option to “Do Nothing” as part of 4. Take an Action, should that be “Pass”? Yes! You can download and print a corrected one by clicking the “Fixed Turn Order card” link at the bottom of this page. 

Illustration on reference card has Chunngara placed to the north of Cusco and it should be placed below Cusco. The illustration below IS correct.