PLEASE NOTE: This new fourth edition of Antike, first released in September 2009, has a striking new cover far more dynamic than the original. Other changes include redesigned wooden ships, armies and temples; a slightly taller game box to hold everything better; and a slightly redesigned rulebook that includes more examples of maneuvers and battles. Two new variants are included, one for beginners that allows a player to draw from the biggest stack, thereby making it possible to win without conqeuring temples, and another for war-hungry players that increases the value of the generals.
ANTIKE (the german word for the age of antiquity) is a challenging strategy game about evolution and competition of ancient civilizations. Ancient nations create cities, build temples, sail the seas and discover scientifi c progress. Their legions and galleys open new settlements and defend their people against its enemies.
Two scenarios can be chosen from two game boards, on which players choose among Greeks, Romans, Germanic tribes, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Persians, Arabs, Egyptians and Babylonians.
Every nation tries to win ancient kings, scholars, generals, citizens and navigators for themselves. The nation that reaches a specified number of ancient personalities fi rst wins the game.
Lead one of these nations to the victory! But watch out for your enemies, as they will want to conquer your cities and destroy your temples!
ANTIKE, for 2 to 6 players from 12 years old, is a fast strategy game with many variations, but simple game rules. The game success depends not on the luck of dice or cards, but on thought-out design and skilful diplomacy. The playing time is 90 to 120 minutes.
ANTIKE can be played on both sides of the Game Board with the same rules. The front (German) shows the area of the Roman Empire from the time of Emperor Augustus. The back (English) shows the eastern Mediterranean including the Orient, from the time of Alexander the Great.
| Game Contents:
- Game Board
- 12 nation cards
- 35 cards for ancient personalities
- 90 iron, marble and gold markers worth 1, 2 or 5 units
- 30 coins, usable as a marble, iron or gold
- 20 white temples
- 150 flat round city stones in six colors of the people
- 102 legions in six colors
- 102 galleys in six colors
- 30 game stones
- Almanac of Antiquity
- 4 short rules