Imperial Race is a board game that teaches people indirectly about Iraq’s ancient civilizations.
Inspired by the destruction of Iraq's historical artifacts, Imperial Race aims to inspire a new generation to explore and cherish their cultural inheritance. Players race through an imaginary city, competing to claim the title of king. The city's layout replicates the dense complex of streets and alleys found in ancient Mesopotamian cities. As in Mesopotmia, the Imperial Race city is designed around a massive ziggurat structure dedicated to worship. As players' get nearer to the ziggurat, their strength increases. The project's gameplay is designed to combine the pace and unpredictability of racing games with the decision-making elements of strategy games.