Ancestree™ is an fast and fun tile placement game where you build an amazingly zany family tree! Choose and pass your Ancestors to add them to your lineage. Score points for wealth, marriages, and generations. In the end, prove that your lineage is the best of all time!

Ages: 8+
2 to 6 Players
Time: 20-30 Minutes
Designer: Eric M. Lang
Artist: Larry Elmore / Adelheid Zimmerman
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In Ancestree™, it’s late at night in the historical archives, and you’re out to prove to your rivals that you have the greatest family tree of them all! Your search reveals fascinating ancestors within your family tree: wealth, power and the occasional black sheep of the family are all there.

During each of three rounds, every player begins with a hand of 6 Ancestor tiles. They then go around and around, choosing one and then passing their remaining tiles to the next player. The chosen ancestors are added to the family trees, connected by leaves or hearts. Once 5 Ancestor tiles have been added to the tree, the round ends. Players compare their family tree to those of their neighbors and gain points for the longest connected generations and for coin icons in their tree. After three rounds, players gain bonus points for all the marriages they have created. The player with the highest score wins!


  • Quick Simultaneous Gameplay: Players choose, pass, and add Ancestor tiles to their family trees at the same time, meaning that everyone is always playing and having fun.
  • Everyone Can Compete: With multiple ways to win, players earn points by connecting generations, adding coins to their tree, and completing marriages – there is no clear winner until the very end!
  • Beautiful Art and Design: Eye-catching art and design in authentic classical caricature bring the various cultures and characters to vibrant life.

We have worked with Family Gaming Database to create this detailed accessibility report for Ancestree.

  • 110 Ancestor tiles
  • 6 Scoreboards
  • 96 Dynasty tokens (valued I, II, or III)
  • 110 Gold tokens (valued 1, 5, or 10)
  • 1 Rulebook
Product Specifications
Weight 2.3300 lbs
Dimensions 9.5000 × 9.5000 × 2.0000 in

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