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590BC. Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, marries themagnificent Amyitis, the king of Media’s daughter. But thebeauty languishes for the lush vegetation of her land. Nebuchadnezzarwants to have splendid hanging gardens built forher. Now, the city is getting ready to take up the tremendouschallenge which will leave an indelible mark for the centuriesto come…The players embody noble Babylonians in quest of prestige.All along the game, they strive to raise their status by buildinggardens and their irrigation network, and by trading andrecruiting. At the end of the game, the player with the highestprestige is the winner.
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|Some consider this a "kitchen sink" type of game, with lots of different mechanics fitting together, in a way not necessarily evocative of a strong theme. I could see that. But for those more interested in game mechanics than theme, this game delivers. Very strategic.