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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.


History of the World Windows Typical Opening Move
History of the World Windows Choosing a Empire
History of the World Windows An Empire Splash Screen
History of the World Windows Play Humans or Computer

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User Reviews

Interesting Game Tony Van (2855) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A failed attempt to port a great board game to the PC. PCGamer77 (3234) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Jeux Dec, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 28, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Denmark) 1997 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Sep 26, 1997 2.5 out of 10 25


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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) on Dec 20, 1999
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