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2009
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Age of Conan: The Strategy Board Game
Alternate Names
Age of Conan: le jeu de plateau
Conan: Zeitalter der Kriege
La Era de Conan
L'Era di Conan: Il Gioco di Strategia
Эра Конана
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Age of Conan is a board game which puts players in control of one of the major kingdoms of the Hyborian age, in the period of history well known through the tales of the adventures of Conan the Cimmerian, the barbarian hero created by Robert E. Howard.

You will fight with armies, sorcery and intrigue to make your kingdom the most powerful of its age, and to secure on your side the mightiest hero of all – Conan the Cimmerian!

In Age of Conan, you control one of the major kingdoms of the Hyborian Age – Aquilonia, Turan, Hyperborea and Stygia.

You will build up and use your armies and emissaries, you will enhance your actions with your kingdom cards, and you will try to take advantage of the adventures of Conan to increase the power and wealth of your kingdom.

The game is played over the course of three ages. At the beginning of each age, four Conan adventure cards are drawn and used to create the adventure deck. At the beginning of each adventure, players will bid to decide who will be the Conan player for that adventure; when an adventure ends, a new one is drawn and a new bid determines who will be the new Conan player.

The roll of the fate dice is used to determine the actions available to the players. The dice are rolled to form a common pool from which all players will pick their dice. Each player, in turn, will choose and use one fate die and will be able to do one of the actions allowed by that die result.

When the fate dice are all used, they are rolled again and the game continues in this way until all four adventures in the adventure deck are complete. At that point, the game will temporarily stop so that players may earn gold and take several kingdom–building actions in preparation for the next age.

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Game Contents

The game includes:

  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Game Board
  • 2 Punchboards of cardboard counters and tokens, containing:
    • 10 Raider Tokens
    • 56 Adventure Tokens
    • 20 Bidding Tokens
    • 38 Gold Tokens
    • 15 Sorcery Tokens
    • 15 "Crom, count the dead!" Tokens
    • 4 Empire Point Counters
    • 1 First Player Token
  • 7 Fate Dice
  • 6 Contest Dice
  • 168 Plastic figures in 4 sets. Each set includes:
    • 18 Army Units
    • 6 Emissaries
    • 9 Towers
    • 9 Forts
  • 1 Conan Figure
  • 1 Conan Destination Marker
  • 165 playing Cards
    • 27 Adventure Cards
    • 12 Objective Cards
    • 37 Strategy Cards
    • 84 Kingdom Cards (21 for each kingdom)
    • 3 Artifact Cards
    • 1 Conan Bonus Card
    • 1 Conan Player Card
  • 4 Reference Sheets

How to Win

Victory is achieved by subjugating vassal provinces using military strength, creating alliances using your emissaries, fighting the other players, and by achieving specific objectives which become available throughout the game.

You can benefit from the adventures of Conan, by accumulating adventure tokens and, at the end of the game, by trying to make Conan the ruler of your kingdom.

The game ends at the end of the third age, or when, during the third age, a player attempts to crown Conan as the ruler of their kingdom.

At that point, the players measure their achievements by calculating their final scores and the winner is determined.

Gameplay

The game is played over three ages, each composed of a variable number of individual player turns, which are based on the roll of the fate dice.

The duration of each age is regulated by the adventure cards mechanic: when all four cards in the current adventure deck have been revealed and completed, the age ends, and all players engage in a series of activities (called the age change phase) during which they build up and prepare their kingdoms for the battles and conquests of the next age.

A new adventure deck is composed and a new age begins.

When three ages have been played completely, or when there is an attempt to crown Conan (during the third age), the game ends.

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Conan: Zeitalter der Kriege
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German edition
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Fabio Maiorana, J. P. Targete
Year: 2009
Size: 10.75 x 15.88 x 3.88 inches
5.73 pounds
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Age of Conan: The Strategy Board Game
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Fantasy Flight edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment, Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Fabio Maiorana, J. P. Targete
Year: 2009
Product Code: AC01
Size: 10.75 x 15.88 x 3.88 inches
5.73 pounds
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La Era de Conan
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Spanish version
Publisher: Devir
Artist: Fabio Maiorana, J. P. Targete
Year: 2009
Size: 10.75 x 15.88 x 3.88 inches
5.51 pounds
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L'Era di Conan: Il Gioco di Strategia
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Italian edition
Publisher: Nexus
Artist: Fabio Maiorana, J. P. Targete
Year: 2009
Size: 10.75 x 15.88 x 3.88 inches
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Эра Конана
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Russian edition
Publisher: Smart Ltd
Artist: Fabio Maiorana, J. P. Targete
Year: 2009
Size: 15.88 x 10.75 x 3.88 inches
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24 Unofficial expansion for Age of Conan v1.0
Version 1.1 of the unofficial expansion. Added new credits. Added Tax Collection and Kingdom Abilities by Simur.
English
2014-06-28
4 recopilación de resúmenes incluidos en las reglas (castellano)
Los resúmenes incluidos en las reglas para no tener que manosear el cuadernillo de reglas.
Spanish
2014-06-19
6 Artifact Card from our monthly game sessions.
An additional artifact that augments the Conan Bonus card to make it a bit more meaningful, without being too overpowering. It also makes those Crom, Count the Dead tokens more than just a pile of skulls left on the battlefield.
English
2014-02-06
11 Playsheet for standard rules
Incorporating official clarifications/FAQ answers and points in official German rules but not official English ones.
English
2013-10-17
1 Age of Conan - instrukcja
Polish rulebook - Polskie tłumaczenie instrukcji do gry.
Polish
2013-10-12
10 Rise of Conan Rules
Alternative/variant rules for Age of Conan that changes the game a bit. CHANGES OVERVIEW - Players no longer bid for Conan but have the option of moving Conan with a Conan action. - Players hold adventure cards in their hands and receive randomly drawn adventure tokens upon Conan reaching his destination. - Players who defeat an enemy province immediately take control of that province. - Players may build towers in enemy provinces and the presence of towers makes subsequent campaigns easier.
English
2013-08-30
15 Age of Conan Automatic Kingdom Rules
Rules for incorporating non-player "automatic" factions in the game when you don't have enough players.
English
2013-07-12
7 Tuckboxes
6 tuckboxes to better organise your box: 1 for each set of kingdom cards 1 for the adventure & artifacts cards set 1 for the objective & strategy cards set The shaded sides are glued on the inside of the overlapping sides.
English
2013-02-17
6 Age of Conan Greek player aid
Τυπώστε εις τετραπλούν μπρος πίσω και είστε έτοιμοι για μάχες!
Greek
2012-01-20
13 AoC rules&game aid in Greek.
This is the final update of the rules. Fixed some issues, added some clarifications. Enjoy! Η τελευταια εκδοση των κανονων με ολες τις διορθωσεις και τις απαιτουμενες επεξηγησεις.
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2011-06-04
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