Through The Ages: A New Story of Civilization (Board Game)

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Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is the new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, with many changes small and large to the game's cards over its three ages and extensive changes to how military works.

Through the Ages is a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military. Weakness in any area can be exploited by your opponents. The game takes place throughout the ages beginning in the age of antiquity and ending in the modern age.

One of the primary mechanisms in TTA is card drafting. Technologies, wonders, and leaders come into play and become easier to draft the longer they are in play. In order to use a technology you will need enough science to discover it, enough food to create a population to man it and enough resources (ore) to build the building to use it. While balancing the resources needed to advance your technology you also need to build a military. Military is built in the same way as civilian buildings. Players that have a weak military will be preyed upon by other players. There is no map in the game so you cannot lose territory, but players with higher military will steal resources, science, kill leaders, take population or culture. It is very difficult to win with a large military, but it is very easy to lose because of a weak one.

Victory is achieved by the player whose nation has the most culture at the end of the modern age.

Product Details

Barcode
8594156310325
Department
Boards & Dice
Released
12 Jan 2017
Genre
Strategy Games
Category
Game Mechanic
Year Published
2015
Family
# of Players
2 - 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players, Recommended with 2 - 4 players
Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
Game Designer
Vlaada Chvátil
Game Artist
  • Filip Murmak
  • Radim Pech
  • Jakub Politzer
  • Milan Vavroň
Publisher
Czech Games Edition
User Suggested Ages
14+
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
Honours
  • 2015 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2015 Meeples' Choice Nominee
Expansion Sets
Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Great Game

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I was initially scared this game would become boring, but its honestly a great addition to any collection and hits the table more often than not.