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2013
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2 − 4
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Best with 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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12 and up
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Prosperity
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You're the leader of a great nation which is currently expanding. Over the course of the seven decades covered by the game, you will have to invest in infrastructures and industries, provide your country with energy and finance the mercurial forces of research in order to remain competitive.

But prosperity has a price. You owe it to future generations to leave them a healthy world. Pollution lurks, but will you be able to limit it?

Prosperity has players building up their countries on a grand but abstract scale, with them needing to balance concerns over energy and ecology with the constant need for capital and the long-term goal of prosperity points.

The game starts with 24 tiles available, half on the energy side of the shared game board and half on the ecology side. Two tiles on each side are placed on levels 1-6, with the players each having two research markers – energy and ecology – that start at level 1. Each player has an individual game board with color-coded spaces for tiles, a pollution track, and tracks for energy and ecology. A stack of 36 tiles – with tiles arranged by decades: the six from 2030 on the bottom, then the five from 2020, and so on to the five from 1970 – is set up during the playing area.

On a turn, a player draws the top tile from the stack, then everyone resolves the symbol highlighted on the tile:

  • Energy – for a positive value, earn money; for a negative value, lose money or increase your pollution
  • Ecology – remove or add discs to your pollution track
  • Capital – earn money for each capital symbol on the tiles you own
  • Research – advance one research marker one space for each research symbol on tiles you own
  • Prosperity – score points for each prosperity symbol on tiles you own, but only if your pollution isn't maxed out

Once everyone has done this, the active player takes two actions, repeating an action if desired. The possible actions are:

  • Take money.
  • Remove one pollution marker.
  • Move forward one space on one research track.
  • Buy a tile, with the amount owed being based on whether the tile is energy or ecology and the level of your corresponding research marker. If you buy a tile of the same level, the cost is €100; if the tile is of a higher level, you pay €100, plus €100 for each level; and if the tile is lower, you pay a flat €50.

Players have limited space for tiles on their individual boards, especially since the tiles and spaces are color-coded, but players can cover existing tiles, if desired, losing any benefits (or penalties) in the process. Some parts of the individual board are off-limits to new infrastructure until you first provide transport; toll roads, highways and even train systems have drawbacks of their own, but ideally you'll be able to build your way past those trouble spots without causing too much pollution.

When the final tile is drawn, that player finishes his turn, then everyone scores: twice for their energy and ecology levels, one for capital (with money being converted into prosperity points), once for research on both tracks (with points for those researching the most), and once for prosperity. Whoever tallies the most prosperity points wins!

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Publisher: Asmodee, Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd, Neriac
Year: 2013
Product Code: PROS01
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches
2.50 pounds
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Release Date: Oct 2013
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Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd, Neriac
Year: 2013
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Publisher: Asmodee, Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd, Neriac
Year: 2013
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4 Quick Rules Summary and Game Management Cheat Sheet
Pretty simple rules, and well laid out, but found myself checking back, so made a quick summary. Hope you find it helpful.
English
2014-06-19
25 New Prosperity Score Track
New score track and symbol tracker for Prosperity. Designed to cover the old score track completely. Slice along black/white lines on the sides. Adjust height to your taste. You can use the pollution discs to cover the scoring icons as they come up each decade. (The icons aren't exact matches, but I couldn't find 300dpi versions, so I made do with what I could find.) Background image was found on various free desktop wallpaper sites. Icons found through Google images search. All other graphics and design are my own creation.
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2014-03-25
7 Prosperity Tokens for Scoring
These are images in two sizes of the symbols on the tiles to be pasted on .5" or 1" discs. When a symbol is scored during a decade, turn over the matching disc. The extra Prosperity disc is used during the final round.
English
2014-01-27
3 Rules for Prosperity in Hungarian
Azt hittem sosem találok rá épkézláb magyar megfelelőt, de lett. Szóval ebben már a 3 lapka név is magyarítva. v1.01
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Standard Deviation: 1.14
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