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Year Published
2006
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Tempus
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Tempvs
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A civilization building game has finally been created that clocks in under two hours. Tempus plays on a modular board with an array of landscapes on each land tile to ensure a different game every session. Each turn pushes players' technological advancements forward, starting from fire and ending in the modern age.

Players are constantly faced with tough choices to vie for technological superiority or better positioning on the game board. This game features a rubber-banding mechanic in technological upgrading, where players catch up to the leader's advances at the end of every turn and shoot forward to take advantage of any new technologies that are discovered. This keeps players constantly in check, while rewarding planning for the next turn by giving an edge-up.

Tempus showcases a simple diceless battle mechanic featuring a subtle fog of war with Idea cards. Each card is dual-purposed. Using a card for war means giving up extra abilities that the Idea cards can grant. Or you might just want to hold on to them to advance in technology.

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Components:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 12 Map tiles
  • 40 City tiles (5 sets with 8 in each set - 3 twos, 3 threes, 2 fours)
  • 80 People tokens (5 sets - 16 per player)
  • 30 Action tiles (5 sets - 6 per player)
  • 5 Era cubes (1 per player)
  • 54 Idea cards
  • 5 Player aid sheets
  • 1 First player marker
  • 2 Optional city tiles (included for customization of the game)

Microbadges: http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/tempus.gif

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Cafe Games Edition
Publisher: Cafe Games
Artist: Ron Magin
Year: 2006
Product Code: 1001
Size: 8.75 x 12.50 x 3.00 inches
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Publisher: PS-Games
Artist: Ron Magin
Year: 2006
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.76 inches
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Year: 2006
Product Code: PSG24
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Publisher: Pro Ludo
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Year: 2005
Product Code: 200129
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 2.87 inches
2.93 pounds
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11 Expansion (optional) rules
This is my own translation of the publishers German rules. (made to the best of my abilities) if I got something wrong please let me know in the comments. After opening my box and finding 7 wooden cubes instead of 1 and two 5 value city tiles that are all not mentioned in the entire rule book I did some digging and found the German rules. However there were no English rules so here you go!
English
2014-08-30
1 Traducción de las cartas y ayuda
Traducción de las cartas, descripción de las acciones y de las eras.
Spanish
2013-05-03
3 TEMPUS (Aide en Français)
Aide de jeu en Français, avec le même format que l'aide originale.
French
2012-12-11
1 TEMPUS (Resumen en Español)
Hoja de ayuda integramente en Español, con el mismo formato que la hoja original: [ImageID=1497945]
Spanish
2012-12-11
3 Rules Summary
Not-so-short rules summary on two A4 pages (or one double-sided, as I prefer) + two A5-sized summaries concerning era improvements and cards, based on the English rulebook.
English
2011-03-22
2 Karta Pomocy Gracza PL
Karta Pomocy Gracza w języku polskim.
Polish
2010-05-25
5 Quick Start - Tempvs
2 page rules summary to refresh your memory and get your group up a playing faster
English
2010-03-07
0 rules in czech, word format
rules of the game translated into czech language
Czech
2009-10-21
6 Concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game.
English
2009-08-27
6 Reglas opcionales - Optional rules in Spanish
Adaptación del aleman de las reglas opcionales del juego. Spanish translation for the optional rules.
2009-01-31
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