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History of the World

A board game spannning 7 different epochs.

History of the World is a board game designed by Gary Dicken and Steve Kendall, originally published in 1991 by Ragnar Brothers. It is played by up to seven different players in seven different epochs; each player playing a different empire in each epoch. In 1994, History of the World won the Origins Award for "Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame of 1993". It has been rereleased as a big box game with hundreds of plastic pieces.

Brief history

History of the World is a board game designed by Gary Dicken and Steve Kendall, originally published in 1991 in a small-press edition (with a tea-towel board) by Ragnar Brothers and later republished by Gibson Games and by Avalon Hill. In 1994, History of the World won the Origins Award for "Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame of 1993". Avalon Hill was purchased by Hasbro in the early 2000's and History of the World was rereleased as a big box game with hundreds of plastic pieces.

Game play

The game is played in seven rounds known as epochs. In each epoch, each player plays a different empire; at the end of the epoch, the empires stop expansion and players score points. New empires then rise for the next epoch, although the remains of the previous empires stay on the board and score points for as long as they remain unconquered. The majority of points come from presence and/or dominance of various regions (generically called "areas") of the world, which fluctuate in worth throughout the game. For example, the area of Northern Europe is worth more in modern times than in ancient times, based on historical importance. Other points come from capitols of empires, cities in general, monuments, and ships.

Inevitably, a limited selection of historical empires had to be chosen for inclusion in the game. In the newest version of the game, there are seven empires in each of the seven epochs. The order of play and strength of each (in parentheses) is given below.

Epoch I (3000 - 1400 BC)
*(4) Sumeria
*(5) Egypt
*(3) Minoans
*(4) Indus Valley
*(4) Babylonia
*(3) Shang Dynasty
*(5) Aryans

Epoch II (1400 - 450 BC)
*(8) Assyria
*(6) Chou Dynasty
*(6) Vedic City States
*(7) Greek City States
*(7) Scythians
*(7) Carthaginia
*(12) Persia

Epoch III (450 BC - 300 AD)
*(8) Celts
*(14) Macedonia
*(9) Maurya
*(11) Han Dynasty
*(5) Hsiung-Nu
*(20) Romans
*(9) Sassanids

Epoch IV (300 - 740 AD)
*(8) Guptas
*(10) Goths
*(14) Huns
*(11) Byzantines
*(10) T'ang Dynasty
*(15) Arabs
*(5) Khmers

Epoch V (750 - 1300 AD)
*(9) Franks
*(7) Vikings
*(8) Holy Roman Empire
*(7) Chola
*(9) Sung Dynasty
*(12) Seljuk Turks
*(18) Mongols

Epoch VI (1300 - 1550 AD)
*(9) Ming Dynasty
*(8) Timurid Emirates
*(4 - 2 each) Incas/Aztecs
*(14) Ottoman Turks
*(8) Portugal
*(12) Spain
*(10) Mughals

Epoch VII (1550 - 1914 AD)
*(10) Russia
*(11) Manchu Dynasty
*(6) Netherlands
*(11) France
*(16) Britain
*(9) United States
*(10) Germany


Source: Wikipedia


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