We took inspiration from the famous God game from Peter Molyneux “Populous” and we tried to make a board game version of it. We even managed to get 3d printings of small pyramids to create the terrain. Every turn the player would throw a dice and get a number of pyramids she could place on the board. Based on how much flat lands she has, she can decide to build a house or a castle to increase the population; these men would fight later against the “populous” from the opponent. Wins who manages to conquer all the land of the other players.
I was a really fun exercise to come up with rules for the game that would keep it challenging and entertaining and, being a board game, easy enough for players to grasp.