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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(605 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
(149 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(192 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Expansion
Family
Primary Name
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Alternate Names
Cywilizacja: Poprzez wieki
Im Wandel der Zeiten: Eine Geschichte der Zivilisation
Through the Ages: Historia de las Civilizaciones
Through the Ages: L'Histoire vous appartient
Through the Ages: La Storia delle Civiltà
Through the Ages: Příběh civilizace
歷史巨輪 / 历史巨轮
쓰루 디 에이지스: 인류 문명 발전 대서사시
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Through the Ages is a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military. Weakness in any area can be exploited by your opponents. The game takes place throughout the ages beginning in the age of antiquity and ending in the modern age.

One of the primary mechanisms in TTA is card drafting. Technologies, wonders, and leaders come into play and become easier to draft the longer they are in play. In order to use a technology you will need enough science to discover it, enough food to create a population to man it and enough resources (ore) to build the building to use it. While balancing the resources needed to advance your technology you also need to build a military. Military is built in the same way as civilian buildings. Players that have a weak military will be preyed upon by other players. There is no map in the game so you cannot lose territory, but players with higher military will steal resources, science, kill leaders, take population or culture. It is very difficult to win with a large military, but it is very easy to lose because of a weak one.

Victory is achieved by the player whose nation has the most culture at the end of the modern age.

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Printing Errors

The description of each version now lists the printing errors. The Fred English 1st printing description also has the list of what was in the Fix Pack. If you discover a printing error that isn't listed in the version description, please update that description.

History

Originally announced as "Civilization: the card game" for Essen 2006, this game stirred up quite some interest. The designer publisher has intended this game to be a "CIV-lite". It has development, economics, war, and all the other elements you'll find in a civilization game, but in four hours' play time.

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Awards

2007: International Gamers Award
2010: Gra Roku
2010: Juego del Año Tico

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Contents (2008 & 2009 Edition)

  • 1 Gameboard
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 275 Wooden Counters:
    • 120 Yellow
    • 90 Blue
    • 35 White
    • 30 Red
  • 40 Player Cubes (10 × 4 Colors)
  • 4 Player Mats
  • 4 Reference Cards
  • 341 Cards:
    • 185 Civil
    • 155 Military
    • 1 Start Player

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Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
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English third edition, second printing
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Artist: Richard Cortes, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2014
Size: 12.25 x 8.75 x 2.25 inches
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Through the Ages: Historia de las Civilizaciones
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: HomoLudicus
Artist: Richard Cortes, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2012
Size: 12.60 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches
Spanish
Release Date: Dec 14, 2012
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쓰루 디 에이지스: 인류 문명 발전 대서사시
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Korean first edition
Publisher: DiceTree Games
Artist: Richard Cortes, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2012
Size: 12.25 x 8.75 x 2.25 inches
3.80 pounds
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Cywilizacja: Poprzez wieki
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Polish second edition
Publisher: Portal Games, REBEL.pl
Artist: Richard Cortes, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2011
Size: 12.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
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歷史巨輪 / 历史巨轮
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Chinese Edition
Publisher: Wargames Club Publishing
Artist: Richard Cortes, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2010
Product Code: WCP 0906S
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.17 inches
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0 Trough the Ages Scoresheet - croatian
A4 papir za bodovanje
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2015-05-09
2 Traduction des cartes
en xls
French
2015-04-07
5 Turn SoP
Cut out and tuck under the bottom edge of the player board, where you can use a spare marker to track the steps of your turn. (A helpful reminder for new players.)
English
2015-02-09
2 Карточки (военные)
Перевод в протекторы
Russian
2014-11-29
2 Карточки (гражданские)
Перевод в протекторы
Russian
2014-11-29
2 Памятка
Компиляция
Russian
2014-11-29
2 Правила игры
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Russian
2014-11-29
3 Regex' horizontal tuckbox set for sleeved Through the Ages cards
When you sleeve Through the Ages cards, you have to get rid of the insert and have no good way to protect the cards in the box. So here is a box set with a horizontal design, nice graphics and content on each box. Print WITHOUT fit-to-page and DON'T print from the browser. Photos coming soon. Get my other horizontal designs here: [geeklist=66710][/geeklist] [ImageID=2299422] [ImageID=2299417] [ImageID=2299414]
English
2014-10-23
2 Aclaraciones sobre las reglas
v1.4 Añadidas aclaraciones sobre los empates en base a lo que se ha aclarado en los propios foros de la BGG e interpretando literalmente las reglas.
Spanish
2014-10-16
27 1 Page solo variant practice game with quick setup
Updated reference card, version 1.5, set as png to fix display issues.
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2014-06-24
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Average Rating: 8.21
Standard Deviation: 1.64
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