In Favor of the Pharaoh, players roll dice to advance in Egyptian society, each turn gaining a new contact and more influence. These contacts give players more dice to roll or special powers to adjust those dice. The game culminates in a roll-off where you use the machine you’ve built throughout the game to compete for the Pharaoh’s favor.
This was a very interesting game, I had a chance to play it at our local gaming convention, RinCon. It is a machine building game with dice mechanics.