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Is there a board game in existence that makes you feel as though you are playing the computer game, Age of Empires? What I'm looking for is a game where you start small, populate a territory, search for and use resources such as food, gold, wood, etc, build specialist buildings, produce and develop troops, develop technologies, use these to attack and destroy your neighbours, rebuild your fallen armies, etc. I have played Age of Mythology the boardgame but this doesn't have the feel I'm after. Any thoughts?
 
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This one looked good: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery. With Eagle Games' recent bankruptcy, though, I don't know what the status of the game is. I'm hoping we'll still see it someday.
 
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As I´ve seen from the preview somewhere, "Age of Empires III" woudn´t be what you expect ( As it is with Railroad Tycoon the Boardgame vs. the Computergame ).
But maybe another game from Eagle Games could be what you are looking for:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2718
But it may be hard to find and you need to use some houserules.
 
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If you are looking for those type of mechanics in a space type of Game Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition is close.

You start small in a single planetary system. You build ships to explore other systems, colonize to gain planet cards which represent resources, to build more, etc... all the while other playeds are doing the same.

The galaxy is large enought o build for a while but eventually you will have to fend off aggressors trying to take over your planets for thier resources and politial influence.

You also have a political aspect and command points to determine how many and the type of actions you can play. Its one of the more detailed board games with several different elements and strategies.
 
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There is an Age of Empires CCG
 
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Sounds like you want a cross between a real-time sim type game and a civilization game. From what I've heard, you might look at Warcraft: the Boardgame (NOT World of Warcraft) or Antike, which has a minimal tech tree, building temples, armies, expansion, etc. It's very unlikely that the Age of Empires III boardgame that Glenn Drover was developing for Eagle Games will ever be produced now that the company has gone bankrupt and its assets auctioned off.
 
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Re: Is there a board game that is like Age of Empires PC gam
bookgnome wrote:
It's very unlikely that the Age of Empires III boardgame that Glenn Drover was developing for Eagle Games will ever be produced now that the company has gone bankrupt and its assets auctioned off.


As the game development is finished Glenn Drover is looking for a new publisher. So it is very likely that this game is produced.

As for the FEEL of AoE... I would try Warcraft the Boardgame with expansion.
 
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Goodsound wrote:
bookgnome wrote:
It's very unlikely that the Age of Empires III boardgame that Glenn Drover was developing for Eagle Games will ever be produced now that the company has gone bankrupt and its assets auctioned off.


As the game development is finished Glenn Drover is looking for a new publisher. So it is very likely that this game is produced.

As for the FEEL of AoE... I would try Warcraft the Boardgame with expansion.


Good to hear; I was hoping somebody who knew would see this and chime in telling me how wrong I am. I'd love to get a copy of this.
 
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Quote:

As the game development is finished Glenn Drover is looking for a new publisher. So it is very likely that this game is produced.


And the catch here being that Mr. Drover will have to actually convince someone else that the design is a good one, rather than just print it and sell it, himself.

And that's all I'll say about it.
 
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Re: Is there a board game that is like Age of Empires PC gam
AoE:III had many month more playtesting (I saw the list of names -- it was huge) than prior games as it continued to get tested during all the later days. Also its already gotten strong endorsements from those who played the prototype at Origins. So I agree it should be a shoe in to see print.

As to what game best captures the computer game economic explosion sort of feel I would say without hesitation Roads & Boats.



 
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It'd be sweet if Fantasy Flight ended up publishing Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery. We can only dream.
 
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Thanks all for the suggestions and comments. Cheers.
 
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Re: Is there a board game that is like Age of Empires PC gam
Attika was originally inspired by Age of Empires II. You can read the story in this Geeklist under Attika.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/888

It's an interesting story behind it, I think. Attika definitely doesn't include all the elements you are looking for, but that's where it cam from. And I think it's a good game.
 
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