In Ancient times explore, discover, settle, grow and fight
IMPORTANT! The pieces you need to play this game are sold separately. You have three choices for this [scroll to the end for pricing]:
• Poleis: Ice Cubes Pack
[www.thegamecrafter.com] - 8 mm translucent acrylic "ice cubes"
• Poleis: Cubes Pack
[www.thegamecrafter.com] - 8 mm wooden cubes
• Poleis: Counters Pack
[www.thegamecrafter.com] - half inch, laser-cut, UV-coated counters.
In this board game of ancient colonization for 2-5 players, pilot your ship of colonists to an unknown Mediterranean shore and establish colonies in fortuitous locations. Establish a colony as soon as possible or pursue the ideal location. Establish close to others to enhance trade, or remain safe and remote. Re-invest to grow your colonies or pursue those of others. Send your ship home or use it in the new waters. Create more colonies or thrive safely behind strong walls. Negotiate the path between speedy growth and the disruption it causes.
In ancient times nearly every vacant Mediterranean coastline was colonized by one group of Greeks or another. In the game you may play the tyrannical Corinthians; the belligerent Spartans; the Euboean explorers; or the thrifty Phocaeans, founders of ancient Marseilles and famed as the best seafarers of all the Greeks. Or you may even play the Phoenicians, whose seafaring and trading abilities are still legend to this day. The setup is always different and each side has different characteristics, making for a novel and refreshing experience every time.
Since the filming of the videos below, a number of improvements have gone into the game, basically addressing all of the issues that have been raised. For more information please see: Poleis at Up & Away Games - Background Information
Video playthrough, part 1:
Video playthrough, part 2:
Game forum threads at THEGAMEBOX:http://thegamebox.byethost15.com/smf/index.php?topic=4675.0
Visit the game's home page at Poleis at Up & Away Games - the Board Game of Ancient Colonization
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NOTE: This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.