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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, more than 5 players
(283 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(57 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(64 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
(147 voters) [vote]
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Mechanic
Expansion
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Family
Primary Name
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Alternate Names
Age of Empires 3: The Age of Discovery
Age of Empires III: Das Zeitalter der Entdeckungen
Age of Empires III: L'âge des découvertes
Age of Empires III: L'Era delle Scoperte
Age of Empires III: La Era de los Descubrimientos
Age of Empires III: Эпоха открытий
Glenn Drover's Empires: The Age of Discovery
Эпоха открытий
世紀帝國三
帝國時代III: 開拓新世界 (帝国时代III:开拓新世界)
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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.

Not to be confused with Age of Discovery.

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Awards

  • 2008 Bruno Faidutti's Game of the Year
  • 2007 Dice Tower Awards, Best Game of the Year Nominee.

Components:

  • Gameboard
  • 34 Capital Buildings
  • 150 Colonists (30 x 5 Colors)
  • 150 Specialists:
    • 25 Captains (5 x 5 Colors)
    • 25 Merchants (5 x 5 Colors)
    • 50 Missionaries (10 x 5 Colors)
    • 50 Soldiers (10 x 5 Colors)
  • 10 Merchant Ships
  • Money (50 x Silver, 40 x Gold)
  • 46 Trade Goods (5 x Gold, 6 x Silver, 3 x Cattle, 3 x Cocoa, 3 x Fish, 6 x Sugar, 4 x Fur, 4 x Coffee, 5 x Tobacco, 3 x Rice, 4 x Indigo)
  • 16 Discovery Counters
  • 16 Discovery Cards
  • Rulebook

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帝國時代III: 開拓新世界 (帝国时代III:开拓新世界)
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Mass Games Chinese Edition
Publisher: Mass Games
Artist: Paul Niemeyer, Jacoby O'Connor
Year: 2010
Size: 15.00 x 12.00 x 3.50 inches
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Blackfire Czech Edition
Publisher: ADC Blackfire Entertainment
Artist: Paul Niemeyer, Jacoby O'Connor
Year: 2009
Size: 15.75 x 11.81 x 3.54 inches
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Quined White Goblin Dutch Edition
Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games
Artist: Paul Niemeyer, Jacoby O'Connor
Year: 2008
Size: 15.70 x 12.60 x 3.30 inches
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Tropical Second English Edition
Publisher: Tropical Games
Artist: Paul Niemeyer, Jacoby O'Connor, James Provenzale
Year: 2008
Size: 14.75 x 12.00 x 3.25 inches
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Age of Empires III: L'âge des découvertes
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Ubik French Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios, Tropical Games, Ubik
Artist: Paul Niemeyer, Jacoby O'Connor
Year: 2008
Product Code: 526206
Size: 15.75 x 12.40 x 3.54 inches
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4 Age of Empires III Score Sheets PDF
3 Score sheets per page, saves using the scoring around the edge of the board, where it is easy to knock the markers out of position.
English
2015-06-28
12 AOE Colonization cover depending on player count (language independant)
Are you also not very happy with the boat covering the first spot in the colonization area? Print this sheet on a A4-paper and cut out the 4 images.
2015-01-02
2 Памятка
Shinner
Russian
2014-11-02
3 Player Mat
Semplice Player Mat per Age of Empires III
Italian
2014-07-14
15 Brand new Players Mat/guide (December 2012)
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 ! ;)
English
2012-12-29
19 AOE III Rules Addendum
Updated one error. The Spain National Advantage is now correct (was referred to as Portugal!).
English
2012-09-19
2 AoE3 Tracking score sheet v1 (in excel)
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]
English
2012-02-29
23 Player Boards (for each nation)
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.
English
2012-02-08
1 Buildings translated from German to Portuguese
File with translation of all building tiles of German edition.
English
2011-09-23
8 Age of Empire rules summary
One page easy to understand rules summary.
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2011-08-15
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