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The Ancient World (Red Raven Games)Red Raven Games will be releasing a second edition of the card drafting/worker placement game The Ancient World this Spring. In the game players will each lead their respective city-state as they look to expand their power while also preparing to battle the evil titans. The Ancient World second edition is for two to four players, ages 10+, plays in around 90 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $59.99 when it hits stores in June.

From Red Raven:

In an ancient world forgotten by time, enormous titans terrorize the land. Five tribes have been fleeing from the titans for centuries, but things are about to change. Growing city-states pledge to end the reign of terror, determined to take on the titans and make the world a safer place for all. Each city-state competes to attract the tribes, eager for the strength of the combined peoples, who are now leaving behind old traditions with the hope that the titans can be defeated once and for all.

In The Ancient World, players compete to grow the largest and most influential city-state by managing citizens, treasury, and military and by defeating titans. Players take turns sending citizens to take special actions or using military cards to attack titans. One of the actions a citizen can perform is to build Empire cards, which give more citizens, money, and abilities.

A city-state’s influence in the world is measured by sets of tribe banners that it owns. Each Empire card has one or more tribe banners, and tribe banners can also be gained by defeating titans. Players gain victory points (VPs) for sets of tribe banners. After six rounds, the player with the most VPs from sets of tribe banners wins.

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  1. I’ve become a huge Ryan Laukat fan myself – “Empires of the Void II” is one of my favorite games right now and I bought “Near and Far” for Nancy and me to play. “The Ancient World” looks great – some really clever, simple mechanics and the artwork is gorgeous. And that army-experience mechanic is just brilliant (where you flip over the retiring army and it gives its experience to the next army). So yes, I did pre-order this and I can’t wait to get it to the table. Ryan is a pretty talented dude.

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    • Boy, I tell you Hermann since you put some of the wargames in your collection on the shelf you’ve really branched out into a lot of different genres. I love hearing about how much you’re enjoying the non-grognard titles. 🙂

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      • Ha! Yeah, well I think I’ve grown from a “grognard” to a “gamer”. I think actually designing games has influenced me in that direction – there are so many other brilliant designers to learn from and enjoy. Gamers and designers who restrict themselves to just one tiny niche of this great hobby are selling themselves short. And thanks to you and TGG for helping point that out to me! That Origins trip a couple of years back really opened my eyes. : )

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