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Year Published
2003
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(18 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Alexandros
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Alexandros is an abstract strategy by Leo Colovini, thematically inspired by the military expansion of Alexander the Great. It includes the "triggered scoring for all" mechanism, which can be considered a trademark of the designer, implemented in many of his games. It forces players to evaluate their actions in relation to what other players can earn.

The goal of the game is to have more points than other players when the trail/border markers are depleted or someone scores 100 points first.

Gameplay is driven by cards, used for all actions. Clockwise, players are first obliged to move the figure representing Alexandros across a triangular grid. They do this by playing cards with symbols matching those on destination spots. This is the core concept of the game - when the figure of Alexandros is moved, it leaves a trail of borders behind it. Soon, these borders begin to form provinces composed of triangular spaces: either with symbols or empty.

After moving Alexandros, players either build their hand of cards by drawing them, take over provinces or trigger scorings if the situation on the board suits them.

Players can occupy provinces by playing cards from their hand and placing tokens representing their leaders on spaces with corresponding symbols. When a scoring is triggered, provinces earn points equal to the number of empty spaces in them. Players can take over empty provinces and/or those occupied by other players. Each player has only four generals and placing them costs valuable cards - the game requires careful hand management and point-to-point movement - to create worthy provinces for scoring.

Awarded title of "Best Family Strategy Game" by Games Magazine in 2005.

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Components:

  • 1 gameboard
  • 1 alexander figure
  • 16 guard figures, in 4 different colors
  • 4 scoring discs, in the 4 player colors
  • 55 cards
  • 65 black boundary walls
  • 10 red boundary walls

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Rio Grande English/Italian Edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Grafik Studio Krüger
Year: 2003
Size: 9.00 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
English, Italian
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Winning Moves German Edition
Publisher: Winning Moves
Artist: Grafik Studio Krüger
Year: 2003
Product Code: 20240
Size: 22.60 x 22.60 x 5.00 inches
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6 Alexandros - Official Rio Grande Games Rules.
Official Rules by Rio Grande Games in English. Posted with permission from the publisher.
English
2012-11-28
1 Zasady gry- Aleksandros PL
Zasady gry- Alexandros PL
Polish
2011-08-24
6 Alexandros_Resumen de reglas
Resumen muy completo de las reglas, en español.
Spanish
2011-02-06
13 Reglas del juego en español.
Traducción corregida de las reglas al español, tomando como base el formato oficial en pdf.
Spanish
2011-01-30
4 magyar szabályfordítás
Hungarian translation of rules (from Rio Grande Ed.)
2008-08-23
0 Alexandros_ITAquickref.pdf
Regole in breve in italiano
2007-04-12
8 Alexandros_ES_v1_1.pdf
Reglas en español - Rules in Spanish. V1.1
2007-03-01
1 Alexandros QR.doc
Player Aid
2005-03-23
8 alexandros.pdf
PDF version of english rules
2004-04-03
3 Alexandros.doc
English rules translation
2003-11-10
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Strategy Game Rank: 921
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