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Timothy Hafner
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I like games that have an historical basis in the ancient and medieval periods (3000 B.C. to ~1500 A.D.) regardless of complexity. I have enjoyed board games as simple as The Rome Compendium: Circus Maximus to as complex as The Ancient World: Rise of the Roman Republic. Though not of the period I think Twilight Struggle is a great game for it's pace, use of card mechanics, geography and tone. The computer game Rome: Total War I find quite fun.

I'm looking for a game that can be played by two to six players, makes use of political, military and perhaps economic factors, reflective of period, ancient or medieval, authors. What do recommend?
 
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Michael Debije
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Kyur wrote:


Pretty themeless.

Look no further than The Republic of Rome. It hits all your targets, although less on the economics, I suppose, but one of the best games ever made.
 
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Michael F
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+1 for Trajan. Not much theme, yes, but it's a very enjoyable game, especially if you like Mancala.

Have you tried looking into Civ games? There are a number of good ones, including Clash of Cultures, Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game, and Nations that all cover these periods. With Nations and Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, you can choose to stop after the Medieval Ages. I think Clash of Cultures would be the best choice for you though based on the games you enjoy.
 
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Dean Zadiraka
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Take a look at Imperium Romanum II
 
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