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Announcing Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game
Civilization | Published 12 August 2010

Before you lies a vast bounty of land, ripe for the plucking. Your meager beginnings will influence the paths you must take. Lead your people well and they will take you to infinite heights of greatness. If civilization manages to endure the ages, your name will hang in every whisper of its legacy...

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Sid Meier’s Civilization®: The Board Game! Forge an empire to stand the test of time using innovative game mechanics with multiple paths to victory.

Will you lead the greatest army in the world to conquer your foes? Or will you be the first to journey to the stars, becoming the most technologically advanced civilization known to man? The choice is yours.

Designed by Kevin Wilson, Civilization: The Board Game is inspired by the legendary video game series created by Sid Meier, which is currently being developed by Firaxis Games, a 2K Games studio. Players are tasked with guiding an entire civilization throughout the ages, taking ownership of your people’s technology, economy, culture, and military, as well as all the choices that go along with them. There are four different paths to victory, and each is riddled with opposition.

In Civilization: The Board Game, 2-4 players take on the roles of famous leaders in charge of historical civilizations, each with their own abilities. Players will be able to explore a module game board, build cities and buildings, fight battles, research powerful technology, and attract great people by advancing their culture. No matter what your play style is, there is a civilization for you!

Fans of Sid Meier’s classic video game franchise will find familiar footing in Civilization: The Board Game. Staying true to the foundations of its video game predecessor while creating a new and unique way to play, Civilization: The Board Game captures the spirit and grandeur of carving out a magnificent empire from modest beginnings.

Players start off with a single city, one army figure, and one scout, and from these meager origins you must forge through the ages and become the greatest civilization in the world.

Those unfamiliar with the video game series will find Civilization: The Board Game a great way to enter into the world of Civilization. The strategy and tactical decisions involved in Civilization: The Board Game will appeal to strategy gamers and war gamers alike, and the ability to win through culture and technological advancement will give those who only wish to focus on their own empire a chance at victory as well.

This fall, forge your own path to greatness! Check out our description page to learn more, and return here often for more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game!

Designed by Kevin Wilson, Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game is inspired by the legendary computer game series created by Sid Meier. 2-4 players take on the roles of famous leaders in charge of historical civilizations, each with his or her own abilities. Players explore a module game board, build cities and buildings, fight battles, research powerful technology, and attract great people by advancing their culture. Choose your path to glory!

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Railarian
Published: 8/24/2010 10:48:07 AM
#5

The map deceives me much. It doesn't look natural at all. Nevertheless, I'll keep a close eye on this game.

Corwin1980
Published: 8/14/2010 4:58:40 AM
#4

Price tag is at 59.99$. It's kept reasonable because there are few plastic miniatures when compared with other big games from FFG.

Toberk
Published: 8/13/2010 9:17:32 PM
#3

 People have been trying to make a good version of this as a board game for years, to no success.  The only game that comes close was Through the Ages.  I love TtA and hope that this is going to be even better!

 

fatolaf
Published: 8/13/2010 5:37:13 AM
#2

If this is even 10% as addictive as the PC Game, then FFG will have a hit on it's hands, only thing is with that many components I wonder if this is going to be pricy?

 

But it does look really good so far

Zozimus
Published: 8/12/2010 10:12:03 PM
#1

I like this trend of taking video games and turning them into cardboard!  :)   

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