While Valley of the Kings: Last Rites is a standalone game, it can be mixed with the previous Valley of the Kings releases to play a different game each time. Valley of the Kings is an innovative deckbuilding game. Each card can be used three different ways so players must carefully decide whether to spend a card for its cash value, use it for its action, or entomb it for victory points. Valley of the Kings requires that players carefully manage deck building and victory point accumulation. The most valuable cards to have in your hand are also the most valuable to have in your tomb. The end game is frequently a scramble to get the good stuff stored away.