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Cover of the 2015 edition of Through the Ages featuring Caesar, Napoleon, Shakespeare and EinsteinThrough the Ages (2015 ed)

Sub-titled "A New Story of Civilization" (my emphasis), this is a re-vamp of the brilliant original from 2006. The rules haven't been changed too much, just streamlined so that the game plays a bit more quickly. What has changed completely is the artwork: updated to match the app version.

There is no map in the game, players' nations are represented more abstractly as a set of cards and markers on several tracks. The cards are at the heart of the game: each turn players can take more and/or use what they already have Ė their actions are limited, though. Cards can be leaders, wonders of the world or new technologies in various forms: military, farming, production, science, culture and so on.

Players have to balance their production, their population, their technology and their military power to best effect, while dealing with events that pop up. Not to mention dealing with each other Ė that's where the military strength comes in!

This is a great update of a terrific game that I heartily recommend. And it's now been expanded with New Leaders and Wonders (and a lot more).

For 2-4 players, aged 14+, playing time 2+ hours: £35.00 (£29.17 outside the EU)
 

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Through the Ages
was designed by Vlaada ChvŠtil and is published by Czech Games Edition

Find out more:
    Through the Ages at BoardGameGeek
    Play the new Through the Ages online here or at Board Game Arena

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Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders - Cleopatra heads the new leaders with the Statue of Liberty and other new Wonders in teh backgroundThrough the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders

The forty new Wonder and Leader cards, adding new strategies and options, are just the start of this expansion. There are several ways you can use the new cards: replace the original cards in each Age; shuffle old and new together and use a selection for each age; or shuffle dummy leader and/or wonder cards into the deck for each Age and have an array of both so that players know which will be available.

Next up is the option to replace older cards with new ones that re-balance the game. Thousands of online plays have identified the cards that are over- and under-powered ("Communism" for example) and this expansion contains replacements that redress the balance.

Then there are additional cards for the three-player game so that it lasts the same number of rounds (-ish) and complete replacements for the decks of Military cards to re-balance and add variety to these. All in all, it's a substantial add-on to the game.

For 2-4 players, aged 14+, playing time 2+ hours: £28.00 (£23.33 tax free outside the EU)
 

In stock


Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders
was designed by Vlaada ChvŠtil and is published by Czech Games Edition

Find out more:
    Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders at BoardGameGeek

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