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From the back of the box:
Incunabula: The beginning of time and the dawn of recorded history. You begin with a small tribe facing an unexplored land. You are hunters, but driven to settle and grow; to build cities and grow food; to gather knowledge and develop laws and skills to expand from a simple clan to a complex civilization, ruling over vast stretches of land.
Incunabula dares you to strive for power and glory at the head of a clan determined to tame an unknown land. Up to seven can play, including a computer that can supply players drawn from 16 different personalities! Whether alone, or with a combination of computer and human players, each game promises a different and exciting challenge.
The objective of the game is to acquire enough wealth and knowledge to fulfill your goal. Should your tribe develop into a Theocracy with a divine king and a strong preisthood . . . or become a Utopian society with its class-less system and citizen-armies? An Oligarchy can be racked by civil wars, but grows quickly and has powerful armies. You could become a Khanate, sweeping the lands at the head of your warriors and demanding tribute from the other tribes!
But civilization did not develop from the swords of warriors alone. To reach the goal of your tribe, knowledge must be acquired in the form of arcana. Agriculture must be developed, along with law, philosophy, and theology. Medicine will reduce the effects of plague, while pottery will allow you to store food for the bad years.
Civilization also grew fromt he work of merchants. In Incunabula, arcana can be acquired through careful trading. There are over 25 trade goods that must be found, developed, and sold to the highest bidder. A series of screens makes the process easy to perform, but the acumen of the bazaars you must supply yourself!
Incunabula allows you to recreate the centuries-old ascent of man in a single evening. Let the winds of history sweep you away toa challenge faced by your ancestors at the dawn of recorded time.
Incunabula, ready to run on your IBM PC, PCjr, with 128K disk drive, and color graphics board. Comes complete with a detailed rulebook and game diskette.
For 1 to 7 players. Complexity level: 5 (on a scale of 1 [easy] to 10 [hard].
Contributed by Lee Seitz (722) on Nov 09, 1999.