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Civilization: A New Dawn


 The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.

– Joseph Chamberlain

Rule the world and build an empire to withstand the test of time in Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn! This new tabletop game based on the groundbreaking video game series lets players become some of history's greatest leaders as they try to advance their people through the ages, from ancient history to the modern era. Trade, battle, build, and pursue your agendas to become the premier world power!

Designed by James Kniffen, Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn is a turn-based strategy board game for two to four players. As leaders of competing nations, players must expand their domains, gain new technologies, and build wonders to rise above all others and shape the world to their own vision. By balancing their nation's pursuits, leaders can build a new society greater than any that has come before and guarantee that their people will not only survive, but thrive.

Lead Your People

At the start of each game, players draw a random leader card that they will embody for the duration of the game. Each leader comes with a unique focus bar setup to align with their nation's historical pursuits, as well as a special ability to give them an edge other players won't have. Each player also receives a set of cities, caravans, control tokens, diplomacy cards, focus cards, and a tech dial. 

Next, players will build the land they will set out to conquer with map tiles, populating it with barbarians, natural resources, and city-states. While advancing their nation's pursuits presents leaders with enough challenges, world events also occur periodically that affect the map and all of the players, such as barbarian attacks. Before each of the first player's turns, the first player advances the event dial, possibly producing one of these events.

Barbarians regularly spawn and rove around the map, seeking caravans to plunder and cities to raze. When the events dial rotates to their icon, each barbarian on the map moves. If they reach a space containing a player's component, they wreak havoc. Caravans are destroyed, unmanned cities and controlled areas are eliminated, and while capital cities may stand, their ruler must make sacrifices in the form of trade tokens. Civilization presents players with a dangerous world, but with time and strategy, a wise leader can shape this world to their own vision.

Leave Your Mark

By advancing their culture, science, economy, industry, and military, rulers can ensure their nation's survival through the ages. However, true leaders want their civilization to not only survive, but thrive by advancing their pursuits and completing agendas. To become the supreme world power, a player must complete at least one agenda on each victory card presented at the beginning of the game. At the start of the first player's turn, if a player has completed one agenda on each victory card, that player wins and ensures that their civilization will continue to flourish.

Will you conquer the world by spreading your influence, defeating enemy armies, or becoming the most technologically advanced nation in the world? Will you build a nation that will stand the test of time, or crumble into dust? The fate of your civilization rests in your hands.

Releasing Q4 2017, pre-orders must be in before 5th October

RRP £50


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