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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
John Bandettini
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Europe

Here is a game I really regret getting rid of many years ago. Back in the 80’s when I had the SPI original version of this, I played nearly exclusively two player games (Mostly war games in fact). So it was very hard to get to play games like this. I only played it once, and it was an enjoyable if rather long and slow experience.

It’s not as if I would play it much if I did get it back, but something inside me feels a strong pull to get it back. Of course there has been a new version and while I would like it back, I don’t want it back enough to pay the very high prices it now goes for.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
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Nicolai Broen Thorning
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Titel: Empires of the Middle Ages
Tilstand: Rigtig god
Sprog/udgave: SPI edition
Bemærkninger: Alle dage
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Nicolai Broen Thorning
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Title:

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Language:

Shipping:

Empires of the Middle Ages (pictured edition)

Good/ very good, never played

English

Free to Denmark, will ship abroad and cover DK post, recipient covers the difference.

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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
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Chits punched and in included insert. Box is worn. Box bottom is dished.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Pierluigi Pellizzer
Italy
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Edizione SPI 1980 senza scatola (in ziplock). Gioco da collezione molto raro!

Lingua: inglese.

Dipendenza: carte, tabelle e regolamento in lingua.

Condizioni: A++, nuovo, carte e pedine non defustellate.

Consegna: al GobCon Deluxe da venerdì sera a domenica pomeriggio.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
ER Bickford
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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#18

Tremendous grand sweep game, covering hundreds of years of history. Considers economic, religious and linguistic conflicts. Doesn't really matter who wins but the storyline is most important. Watch out for the King Dies Heirless card!
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Dave Rubin
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And now for something completely different ...

Offering the original SPI edition. Player's copy. Complete. I'll bag the counters before shipping, but tray is included. Cards are all present, but they and the rules show some discoloration due to age. The map is in excellent shape, but be forewarned -- I hand-corrected the Smolensk region religion erratum, though I think I did a good job.

Free shipping to lower 48, first $15 elsewhere.

Old deal is still listed below in case there's a change of heart or a new comer.

Across 5 Aprils; box worn, game components in very good shape. Quintessential player's copy. Also included: Modern Naval Battles

Free shipping to lower 48, first $22.50 paid elsewhere.

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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
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Reads as if the book came first, but actually the game did!
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
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Chits punched and in included insert. Box is worn. Box bottom is dished.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Michael Parkhurst
United States
Portland
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One of those old school beasts of a game that makes you wonder if it's not just better to play something like EU on the computer. Still, I'd give up most of a weekend to give this a go!
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Mike Ricotta
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Leader Dies Heirless - this isn't going to go well...

Such a rough game!
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The map is bright and fully functional, but drab and dull and boring--oh my! Another DG reprint that did not raise the bar on quality, but did raise the cost of the game, and then some.

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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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771-1465 Europe
 
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The game we would play again and again and again in college. The only game I've scored on BGG as a 10 (IIRC). Sadly, my current group prefers games with flashier components, more complex mechanisms. Plus, one player got a seriously horrific run of bad luck playing a short scenario and refuses to touch it ever again. soblue
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Gabriel Perez
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Garland
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Reason: It has creating a new empire in Europe and defending it. Who cannot want that in their lives.
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This classic SPI game from 1980 covers the economic and political landscape of Medieval Europe from 771 to 1467 on an area map. Several scenarios allow players to do anything from a solitaire game during the Charlemagne's reign to the "Grand Scenario" that covers historical trends throughout the period.


Negative- Expensive, long game, hard to find, and tricky rules
Read Rules: No
Exp: None
Players: 1-6
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
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Year Published: 1980
# of Players: 1-6
Best with 4 players
Playing Time: 4 hours per century, about 7 centuries, if you like
Language Dependence: pretty good except for the event cards
Number of ratings: 330

Category:
Civilization
Economic
Medieval
Political
Wargame


Mechanisms:
Card Resolution
Event Cards
Leader Death
Spending to aid combat
Voting


Excellent take on the problems of medieval empires.

Another game to add would be Arena: Roma II.
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Joe Orosz
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Ann Arbor
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Another that may be too heavy for the gamers I know these days, but maybe not.
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There is occasional combat in this strategic game of medieval empires, but not too much. It's too difficult to keep your empire up and running for it to last long.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Zigi Hogan
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The Ozarks
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What's it going to be then, eh?
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This is the Decision Games version, the box is typical of Decision, dished and sides bowed out but no splits.

Reserve $35.00
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Enrico Viglino
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Phoenix, AZ
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One of the few games that I really like/liked, that is
fairly solid actually. My gripe here surrounds the grand
campaign - there are a couple of things that just go
terribly wrong in it:

- Money becomes a dominating factor (I've mitigated this a bit,
but can't fix the whole issue)
- The raiders in the Med leave Italy & Spain in ruins for too long.
- There is no provision to allow for certain languages to appear; and
the colonization rules can make Europe a bit too singular in language
(I fix this by removing the optional rule, but allowing historical
language movement).
- Every now and then, you get a ruler who lives beyond a human lifespan
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1966]
Tripp Ritter
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Ownership: I own it
Availability: Thursdays are very good. Mondays/Tuesdays are possible. Sometimes Sundays.
Location: Generally open, but Thursdays are preferred at the Lucky Lab/Hawthorne.
Experience: Never played, will likely try out the Beginner solo scenario to learn it.
 
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