Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
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Through the Ages is a civilization building game. The goal is to develop your civilization, not to destroy other ones. Military strength is just one aspect of your nation, as well as population, production or science. It is up to you which aspect you will concentrate on, more or less, but you should not underestimate any of them while building your civilization.
Victory is achieved by the player whose nation produces the most culture during the game. However, there are many ways to produce culture: through religion, literature or drama, by building wonders, by utilizing cultural persons etc. Considerable amount of culture can be gained even via wars or aggression.
The description of each version now lists the printing errors. The Fred English 1st printing description also has the list of what was in the Fix Pack. If you discover a printing error that isn't listed in the version description, please update that description.
Originally announced as "Civilization: the card game" for Essen 2006, this game stirred up quite some interest. The designer publisher has intended this game to be a "CIV-lite". It has development, economics, war, and all the other elements you'll find in a civilization game, but in four hours' play time.
Download the Rules
Spanish: BGG Files
- 2010-07-30: Boardgaming Online: Boardgaming Online
- 2010-08-17: VASSAL module (version 2.49): Through the Ages v. 2.49
- Cyberboard Gamebox: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/42335
- Cyberboard ver 2 Gamebox: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/42070
BGG Guild for setting up Online Play
- BGG PBEM Guild: Through the Ages Guild
Contents (2008 & 2009 Edition)
- 1 Gameboard
- 1 Rulebook
- 275 Wooden Counters:
- 120 Yellow
- 90 Blue
- 35 White
- 30 Red
- 40 Player Cubes (10 × 4 Colors)
- 4 Player Mats
- 4 Reference Cards
- 341 Cards:
- 185 Civil
- 155 Military
- 1 Start Player
Learn rules via mp3
How To Play Podcast: Episode 29 - Through the Ages part 1 - 1h 19min
How To Play Podcast: Episode 29 - Through the Ages part 2 - 1h 10min