Designed by Reiner Knizia
From the publisher's website:
Tigris & Euphrates is an award-winning tile placement game designed by Reiner Knizia. Set in Mesopotamia at the dawn of urban development, Tigris & Euphrates allows two to four players to take on the roles of rulers competing to build civilizations and dominate the fertile crescent. You must balance your civilization between housing and religion, commerce and agriculture in order to ensure its survival, even as wars break out between dynasties, and revolts force you to fight for your territory. The player with the largest and most balanced civilization wins the game.