• Through the Ages

    From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to All on Mon May 10 10:55:06 2021
    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilitation.

    Through the Ages is a card driven game in which each player represents a civilitation. The goal is to create the civilitation that will make the deepest impact in History. In order to do so, the players will have to grow their civilitation from the bronze age to modern times, using their resources in the most efficient way, while avoiding being steam rolled by the armies of their neighbors.

    In other words, it is an Eurogame with direct conflict.

    The impact your civilitation makes in History is meassured in Culture points. Generating them, however, is tricky. As the overlord of your people, you will have to create farms in order to feed your population, dig mines in order to gather resources, and spend resources in science, armies and entertainment for the masses. The balance your civilitation depends on is quite fragile and you can't do everything: if your population lacks entertainment, they will revolt; lacking science means your opponents will be more efficient than you are; not a big enough army will cause your foes to prey on your resources.

    The game is long and has plenty of components. Definitively a bit complex for newcomers to the board game scene, but not terribly so. Still, spending the time to learn is worth it... having Robespierre lead a Revolution in order to impose a Constitutional Monarchy or having Napoleon command armies composed of tanks and air forces has no price.



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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Arelor on Mon May 10 16:12:29 2021
    Re: Through the Ages
    By: Arelor to All on Mon May 10 2021 10:55 am

    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilitation.

    Through the Ages is a card driven game in which each player represents a civilitation. The goal is to create the civilitation that will make the deepest impact in History. In order to do so, the players will have to grow their civilitation from the bronze age to modern times, using their resources in the most efficient way, while avoiding being steam rolled by the armies of their neighbors.

    Sounds like the board version of the PC games Civilzation and/or Age of Wonders which are fantastic games. Thanks for the review Arelor.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Tue May 11 07:01:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 10.05.21 - 10:55, Arelor wrote to All:

    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through
    the Ages - A New Story of Civilitation.

    I can't remember the last time I played any board game. It
    would be at least 21 years ago.

    The reviews for TtA are excellent. Apparently there is pc/app
    version of it too.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Tue May 11 09:48:54 2021
    Re: Through the Ages
    By: HusTler to Arelor on Mon May 10 2021 04:12 pm

    Re: Through the Ages
    By: Arelor to All on Mon May 10 2021 10:55 am

    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilitation.

    Through the Ages is a card driven game in which each player represents a civilitation. The goal i
    to create the civilitation that will make the deepest impact in History. In order to do so, the
    players will have to grow their civilitation from the bronze age to modern times, using their
    resources in the most efficient way, while avoiding being steam rolled by the armies of their
    neighbors.

    Sounds like the board version of the PC games Civilzation and/or Age of Wonders which are fantastic
    games. Thanks for the review Arelor.

    |07 HusTler


    I am not familiar with Civilitation but I have heard this board game labeled as a "Civilitation Lite", so
    maybe there is merit to the comparison :-)

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Tue May 11 09:53:04 2021
    Re: Through the Ages
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Tue May 11 2021 07:01 am

    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 10.05.21 - 10:55, Arelor wrote to All:

    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through
    the Ages - A New Story of Civilitation.

    I can't remember the last time I played any board game. It
    would be at least 21 years ago.

    The reviews for TtA are excellent. Apparently there is pc/app
    version of it too.

    It is hard to trust reviews these days in my opinion. They are either biased or bought. Aftr reading all
    the positive reviews about that awful Avalon film I lost my faith in reviews forever.

    I suppose that is weird comming from me, since I am posting as many reviews in here :-) In the end of the
    day I think the best reviews are the ones that tell you what the product *is* rather than how good it
    scores, because it allows people to figure out it if fits them or not.

    I have seen some videos of the Android version and it looks pretty. I prefer playing with family myself.

    Speaking of which, TtA is the sort of game in which your relatives will end up crying when your
    napoleonic army steals the three Bronzes they needed to complete some vital building that turn. It is not
    a game to play with sore losers.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Tue May 11 19:52:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Tuesday 11.05.21 - 09:53, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    It is hard to trust reviews these days in my opinion. They
    are either biased or bought...

    So says the reviewer of bad movies to avoid! <g>

    I suppose that is weird comming from me, since I am posting
    as many reviews in here :-) In the end of the day I think
    the best reviews are the ones that tell you what the
    product *is* rather than how good it scores, because it
    allows people to figure out it if fits them or not.

    Your reviews are intertainment themselves. I give the reviews
    5/5.

    I have seen some videos of the Android version and it looks
    pretty. I prefer playing with family myself.

    The interactions with real people can be spontaneous and
    peppered with jokes, etc..

    Speaking of which, TtA is the sort of game in which your
    relatives will end up crying when your napoleonic army
    steals the three Bronzes they needed to complete some vital
    building that turn. It is not a game to play with sore
    losers.

    Myself, I haven't felt compelled to play any games on a pc or
    as a board game. I upgraded to a more modern Rubik's Cube a
    couple years ago. I really enjoyed solving and resolving those
    things years ago. I was fun to "fix" other people's cubes in
    seconds.

    I really like the smooth operation of the new RC but I haven't
    been interested to concentrate on it - even though in theory it
    ought to be fun.


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ARELOR on Fri May 14 10:07:00 2021
    ARELOR wrote to ALL <=-

    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through the Ages - A
    New Story of Civilitation.

    <snip snap>

    Thanks for that! I play several hobby board games, but never tried this
    one...



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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon May 17 08:52:27 2021
    Re: Re: Through the Ages
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ARELOR on Fri May 14 2021 10:07 am

    ARELOR wrote to ALL <=-

    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilitation.

    <snip snap>

    Thanks for that! I play several hobby board games, but never tried this one...



    ... And we had to chisel taglines into the walls of the cave...

    Don't forget to try it!

    Actually I had a game on Sunday and it didn't end very well. Whatever you do, try to ensure you don't play with cheating bastards.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ARELOR on Fri May 21 10:15:00 2021
    ARELOR wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Hello! I want to talk to you about a board game: Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilitation.

    <snip snap>

    Thanks for that! I play several hobby board games, but never tried this one...



    ... And we had to chisel taglines into the walls of the cave...

    Don't forget to try it!

    Actually I had a game on Sunday and it didn't end very well. Whatever
    you do, try to ensure you don't play with cheating bastards.

    That's a standing rule. I also don't play with people that don't want to
    have fun. :-)




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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Fri May 21 18:20:51 2021
    Re: Re: Through the Ages
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ARELOR on Fri May 21 2021 10:15 am

    Don't forget to try it!

    Actually I had a game on Sunday and it didn't end very well. Whatever you do, try to ensure you don't play with cheating bastards.

    That's a standing rule. I also don't play with people that don't want to have fun. :-)


    Easier said than done for some people.

    I think it is a common problem in some groups that a member will bring his girlfriend or whoever to the game session, and the newcomer will screw the flow or ruin the game otherwise, and there is not much you can do without getting the member angry.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ARELOR on Wed Jun 2 21:57:00 2021
    ARELOR wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Don't forget to try it!

    Actually I had a game on Sunday and it didn't end very well. Whatever you do, try to ensure you don't play with cheating bastards.

    That's a standing rule. I also don't play with people that don't want to have fun. :-)


    Easier said than done for some people.

    I think it is a common problem in some groups that a member will bring
    his girlfriend or whoever to the game session, and the newcomer will
    screw the flow or ruin the game otherwise, and there is not much you
    can do without getting the member angry.

    Couple of things - first, yeah, that's a hard one sometimes. :-( We are planning a 'game night' at church and I'm hoping it doesn't turn into
    a mess. LOL - I know some of them like Rook, so I'm bringing a couple of
    decks, but I'm also bringing Ticket to Ride, Betrayal at House on the Hill,
    and (one of my favorites) Codenames! Wish me luck! :-)

    Second - since I last posted on here, I've been doing more and more coding
    for Divine Right on VASSAL... Man, that's a rabbit hole for sure!




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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thu Jun 3 19:31:21 2021
    Re: Re: Through the Ages
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ARELOR on Wed Jun 02 2021 09:57 pm

    ARELOR wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Don't forget to try it!

    Actually I had a game on Sunday and it didn't end very well. Whateve you do, try to ensure you don't play with cheating bastards.

    That's a standing rule. I also don't play with people that don't want to have fun. :-)


    Easier said than done for some people.

    I think it is a common problem in some groups that a member will bring his girlfriend or whoever to the game session, and the newcomer will screw the flow or ruin the game otherwise, and there is not much you can do without getting the member angry.

    Couple of things - first, yeah, that's a hard one sometimes. :-( We are planning a 'game night' at church and I'm hoping it doesn't turn into
    a mess. LOL - I know some of them like Rook, so I'm bringing a couple of decks, but I'm also bringing Ticket to Ride, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and (one of my favorites) Codenames! Wish me luck! :-)

    Second - since I last posted on here, I've been doing more and more coding for Divine Right on VASSAL... Man, that's a rabbit hole for sure!




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    Ticket to Ride is a good one for starters. People picks it up quite fast, and usually don't get angry at backstabbings :-)

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ARELOR on Wed Jun 30 00:45:00 2021
    ARELOR wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-


    Ticket to Ride is a good one for starters. People picks it up quite
    fast, and usually don't get angry at backstabbings :-)

    Agreed! Played Sagrada two nights ago for the first time. Was fun, but
    only two of us... Last night TSURO - again, was super fun (more than
    Sagrada, IMO) but only 2 of us... Wouldn't mind picking that up to keep
    and/or bring to church game night!




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