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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2005
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(84 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(23 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
(54 voters) [vote]
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Expansion
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Han
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Family
Primary Name
China
Alternate Names
戰國策
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China is an abstracted game of political influence in China. Players use cards to place pieces (Houses or Emissaries) into the nine regions on the board. When all house spaces in a region are filled (or at the end of the game), players score for majorities of houses in that region. At game end, players then score for having majorities of emissaries in two adjacent regions. Players also score for having four or more houses in an uninterrupted sequence along one of the roads on the board.

This fascinating game of domination combines multiple tactical possibilities with simple-to-learn rules and a short playing time!

Even today in China, the unmistakable evidence of a fascinating story is everywhere. Hundreds of years ago, the country teetered on the brink of a change in power. Regional rulers fought continuously with each other with only one goal in mind: to become the new Emperor. They erected imposing houses and sent their emissaries to the regional courts.

China is based on the award-winning game Web of Power by master game designer Michael Schacht. China differs from Web of Power in that there is no "half-time" scoring of regions as there is in the earlier game; there are four face-up cards to draw from instead of just two; and all adjacent regions have Emissary scoring opportunities, whereas in Web of Power, some adjacent regions did not.
A special variant with fortifications is included.

Aside from these differences, the two games are essentially the same.

Online Play

implemented bonus maps: Web of Power, Hellenia, Skandinavia, America, AD 850, Life on Mars, Big in Japan

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China
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English first edition
Publisher: Überplay
Artist: Michael Schacht
Year: 2005
Product Code: UBR128
Size: 14.50 x 10.50 x 1.25 inches
1.90 pounds
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE
Artist: Michael Schacht
Year: 2005
Product Code: 4051
Size: 14.50 x 10.50 x 1.25 inches
English, French, German, Italianmore»
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1 The Vatican for Priest and Emperor
I remade the Vatican board for use with the Priest and Emperor expansion for China. You should essentially be able to play Web of Power with the Vatican expansion using your copy of China now.
English
2014-03-21
6 Tuckbox for China Region Cards
Updated version with instructions.
English
2010-01-05
6 Player guide to province attributes
This file provides a small printable card that shows the number of house spaces and links in each of the provinces.
English
2009-07-20
1 Teaching aid for China - in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
Hebrew
2009-04-29
1 german rules
the original rules in german
2009-01-02
7 China Tuckbox with artwork. Not for sleeved cards.
China Tuckbox with artwork. Not for sleeved cards.
2008-12-15
29 Greece Map Board for China by Liumas and Sightreader
Greece map board in high resolution (24.26 x 16.57 inches). Designed to be used with [GameID=18100] cards and components. Includes a card conversion map key and China place name labels in small print. (PDF)
2008-08-07
24 Greece Cards & Greece Duel by Liumas and Sightreader
The Greece map board is so good that it deserves its own cards. Much easier to play this way! Included are 7 pages of cards and 1 page of card backs. [ImageID=2370768 original inline] [ImageID=2370769 original inline]
English
2008-06-28
2 China Rulebook Chinese
complete simplified Chinese translation of official German rulebook
Chinese
2008-02-02
18 China rules summary
China rules summary that I use to teach the game and to refresh my memory. Incorporates any clarifications from the BGG Rules Forum.
2007-09-22
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