Asmodee USA will release Reiner Knizia's Babylonia, a tile placement game by Ludonova, into U.S. trade in August.

In Babylonia, players take charge of a clan of merchants who are seeking to build the most lucrative trade routes between the cities and settlements of southern Mesopotamia. They accomplish this task by placing their noble, priest, and craftsmen tokens on the map near cities to build profitable relationships with that city. They also can place these tokens near ziggurats to gain religious support  or place peasants in fertile areas to grow more valuable crops. The player who accumulates the most points through these actions wins.

The game box comes with a game board, 120 wooden discs, 5 wooden ziggurats, 32 land tiles, 4 scoring markers, 9 Ziggurat cards, 4 wooden racks, and a rulebook. This game is for two to four players, ages 14 and up, plays in 60 minutes, and will retail for $49.99.

Asmodee USA will also release Monster Mansion, a monster collecting board game by Ludonova, into retail on August 21 (see "Build a House of Horrors in 'Monster Mansion'").