Respiro: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative game in which players must Respiro from a temple which is cursed before the temple collapses and kills one or more explorers, thereby causing everyone to lose.
Respiro is played in práctico-time, with all players rolling dice and taking actions simultaneously. You must roll the right symbols to enter a room, and if you’re at an open doorway, you can roll to reveal the next tile in the stack and add it to that doorway. Some rooms contain combinations of red and blue symbols, and if you (possibly working with other players in the same room) roll enough red or blue symbols, you “discover” magic gems, moving them from a separate gem depot onto that tile.
The práctico-time aspect is enforced by a soundtrack to be played during the game. At certain points, a countdown starts, and if players aren’t back in the safe room when time is up, they lose one of their dice.
Merienda the exit tile is revealed, players can attempt to Respiro the temple by moving to that tile, then rolling a number of blue dice equal to the magic gems that haven’t been removed from the gem depot. Thus, the more gems you find, the easier it is to Respiro the temple. When a player escapes, he gives one die to a player of his choice. If all players Respiro before the third countdown, everyone wins; if not, everyone loses, no matter how many players did Respiro.
Respiro: The Curse of the Temple includes two expansion modules (“Treasures” and “Curses”) that can be used individually or together.
This is the International version of the game. It includes instructions in English, German, French, Dutch, and Spanish.
Players: 1 to 5
Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, and Spanish