Age of War

Age of War

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Age of War

Game Description

From the publisher:

Can you unite the clans amidst the tumult of war? Age of War is a fast-paced dice game for two to six players by world renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. You and your fellow players assume the roles of daimyos competing to unite the warring clans of feudal Japan and assume control of the nation.

During play, you muster troops by rolling seven custom dice, and you use. these troops to lay siege to one of fourteen different castles, each of which requires you to assemble a unique combination of troops in order to conquer it. Castles grant points towards your victory, and you can gain more points by uniting an entire clan. The daimyo with the most support at the game's end is the victor!

From BoardGameGeek: 

Age of War is a quick-playing game of conquest. Fourteen cards are laid out at the start of the game, each showing one castle and the symbols required to conquer this castle, with the symbols separated into battle lines. Each castle belongs to a clan, with some clans having only a single castle and some having up to four castles.

A player starts his turn by rolling seven dice, the six sides of which show archery, cavalry, daimyo, and 1-3 infantry. He then selects a card and uses the symbols rolled to conquer exactly one of the battle lines on this card (by placing the appropriate dice on that line). If he can do this, he then rolls the remaining dice, ideally conquering another line; if he can't conquer a line, he removes one die from play, then rolls again. His turn ends when either he conquers every line on the card (in which case he claims it) or he no longer has dice available to roll.

Each card is worth a number of victory points. You can conquer cards owned by other players, but you need to conquer an additional daimyo line in the process. If a player owns all the castles of one clan, however, those castles are secure and cannot be stolen. What's more, these castles are now worth more points because you've united the clan under one ruler (you) and strengthened your hold over Japan.

When the last card is claimed, players tally their points, and whoever has the highest score wins.




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Age of War: Box and pieces
Age of War: Cards

Game Info

  • Suitable for ages 14 and up.
    Ages 14 & up
  • Average play time is 20 minutes.
    20 minutes
  • This is a 2-6 player game.
    2-6 players

Game Details

  • Genre(s):Strategy Games
  • Theme(s): Dice,
    Medieval
  • Mechanics: Dice Rolling,
    Set Collection
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
  • # of Players: 2 - 6
  • Age: 14 and up
  • Playing Time: 20 minutes
  • Published: 2014
  • Designer: Reiner Knizia

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