Tekhenu is a dice-drafting game that takes you to the ancient Egypt. Build around the ancient city while facing the Maat judgement.
Towers of ÄmHärb is a medium area control game from Moaideas Game Design. It is released in Spiel Essen 2019 and includes Lovecraft’s horror masterpieces. If you like Cthulhu and its ancient ones, you will like this medium euro game.
Another 2-player-board-game that was designed so pretty: Siam. Siam feels like a lite-chess where every move of your pawn counts. Whether you are on the elephant’s or rhino’s side, you have to be the first to push the stone out of the area.