Designed by Glenn Drover, this boardgame allows you to revisit the age of exploration and discovery. Take on the role of a colonial power seeking fame, glory, and riches in the New World. As you proceed through three ages, you can launch expeditions of discovery, colonize regions, expand your merchant fleet, build capitol buildings that give your nation distinct advantages, develop your economy, and, if necessary, declare war.
Though originally published for 5 players, the game is playable by 6 with the original components and board configuration with addition of a set of figures in another color. This was originally offered as an "expansion" and an incentive to pre-order the game. A 6 player expansion is also in the Glenn Drover's Empires: Builder Expansion, along with new capital buildings and National Advantage tiles.
Brand new (2013)Players Mat/guide including all ''subtiles'' rules, FAQ Erratum, Turn Sequence, Actions, National Advantages, Builder expension rules, setup and more!
Print this in color on thick plastified paper for an awesome game experience!
Enjoy ! ;)
This score sheet (2-5 players) based on the buildings you have purchased, your income and more, calculates the final score and can be used to track your progress during the game.
Although it is very intuitive and easy to use it contains a section that explains everything (HOW TO USE sheet).
[note that this is used only for base game (no Builders expansion)and for 2-5 players]
Once the expansion came out, I knew that we needed player boards for each individual nation. If you don't have the expansion, you can simply ignore the National Advantage box and use the rest of the aid as a reminder of turn structure and as a place to keep your workers (or you can play with the national advantages without needing to buy the expansion first).
This is the Spain Board.
So you voted, and must of you believe AoE3 is best with 4 players ? I concord! This is my Scaling for 3 players. I've tested it enough, that I'm pretty comfortable to release this. I just used some basic math, taking a reference of 4 players. Some Capital Building tiles and some Discovery cards are removed to enhance the chance of appearing of the remaining tiles/cards. The afore mentioned Discovery cards also match the 2 regions disabled. You can print and build some included tiles to indicate the disabled areas.