Rituals & Ruins, an expansion to the co-operative building game Menara, has a lot to offer: spectacular temple floors, golden columns… and then there even are tears of the gods, trying to keep players from their collective success. The crew always takes on a scenario of its choice. As in the basic game of Menara, the temple builders gather information and seek the advice of their fellow players before each game turn. Construction plan cards specify in what way temple floors are to be equipped with columns. The new rituals create new challenges; to meet these, players need well-conceived cooperation, clever statics, and steady hands.