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Based on the board game of the same name, players play against each other or AI opponents for "world conquest."

This is done by players each receiving an "empire", a major civilization during a time in history. Each player attempts to expand his civilization to gain maximum points for his turn. The next "turn" represents a new age, and the players are dealt new civilizations.

The player's goal is to extend his previous total control over the board each turn, taking control from players in previous turns, but trying to protect his own progress.


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PC Jeux Dec, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Differences to the board game

Some minor changes from the board game rules were made to make the game faster to play:
  • The Trade Event was replaced by an additional Civil War Event
  • Players are limited to 2 fleets per ocean
  • The Incas and Aztecs in Epoch VI may expand from either Capitol with 2 units
  • The Automatic Retreat option was added
  • The Auto-Select Empires option was added
  • The Sumerians have been restored to their rightful place as a full fledged Empire rather than a neutral Minor Empire.

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Tony Van (2855) added History of the World (Windows 3.x) on Dec 20, 1999
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