Roll Through the Ages
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Build a thriving civilization--in under an hour!
Collect goods, assign workers to build cities and erect monuments, advance your civilization through cultural and scientific developments, but don't forget to harvest enough food to feed your growing population. Grab those dice and Roll Through the Ages! in this addictive and strategic new game from Matt Leacock, designer of Pandemic.
Roll Through the Ages plays in 30-45 minutes. The game is for 1-4 players, ages 8 and up. Cover art by Paul Niemeyer and Monte Moore.
4 wooden player boards
7 custom wooden Civilization dice
24 player pegs
100 sheet scorepad
more information at the Board Game Geek website
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|We got this game as a wedding present and we absolutely love it! The game is essentially a portable version of Through the Ages. It is very simple to learn and easy to play but has surprising depth and replayability. I love games with multiple paths to victory. The components are great - the pegboard used to keep track of goods is an excellent idea. This game is VERY travel friendly and we plan to take it on our honeymoon. Enjoy!
|I admittedly got this game to complete my set of the Gryphon Bookshelf Series. My wife and I played it and thought it was a great 2-player game. Then I recently took it on my vacation and my family just loved it. I love the different paths to victory and look forward to playing with the improved scoresheet that is free online. Much more interactive than I thought a dice game could be.
Dr Matt Carlson
|I love empire-building games with technologies. I enjoy dice games, I can't believe they've combined the two into a quick, fun family-friendly game. The two are even better when combined into one! Someone should tell the Reese's people.
|Want a civilization game that you can play in 12 minutes? Want to have several different legitimate strategies to victory? Are you okay with a little luck and trying to mitigate bad rolls with variable tactics? Try this game!
|Roll Through the Ages manages to provide the feeling of an epic civilization game while having an amazingly short playing time - something attempted by many games but not really achieved before. I also like that your decision matter, but that there is enough randomness to make the game very replayable.
|Roll Through the Ages gives you the feeling of building and managing an empire over a prolonged period of time, while maintaining a very short play time. This is an amazing achievement made possible by the use of dice to limit your actions and determine resource allocation. Roll Through the Ages has meaningful decisions and really feels like a civilization building game.
|Great quick abstract civ building game. Not as in depth as most civ games but a blast to play and crams into 30 minutes.