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Year Published
2005
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
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Primary Name
Sun Tzu
Alternate Names
Dynasties
Sztuka wojny
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In 506, Sun Tzu marched up the Hwai River where he was assaulted by Ch'u armies under the command of King Shao. Sun Tzu and his Wu soldiers were outnumbered and King Shao's armies held the high ground. Sun Tzu feigned retreat and tricked King Shao into spreading out his forces, ready to pursue. With the Ch'u scattered, Sun Tzu crushed their forces in piecemeal fashion at the battle of Bai Ju, routing the Ch'u back to their capital of Ying. King Shao fled Ying seeking refuge and asylum across the borders while Sun Tzu remained the master of strategy and tactics.

In Sun Tzu, a.k.a. Dynasties, players take on the role of Sun Tzu or King Shao, leading these two opposing armies in an attempt to unify China through the deployment of their armies and forces rather than by brute force. Each turn players play cards to specific provinces, then reveal them individually by province. Armies are added or removed from the province depending on who played the higher valued card or who played a special card. Some cards can only be used once, so playing the card at the correct time is critical to a winning strategy. The game has a feel of "tug-of-war" as the scoring marker starts in the middle of the scoring scale and the players attempt to move the marker to their side of the track. The game ends after nine rounds or if either player is able to move the scoring marker to the last space on his side of the scoring track.

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Components (2014 Matagot edition)

  • 1 game board
  • 10 score displays
  • 55 cards:
    • 40 action cards
    • 10 warlord cards
    • 5 event cards
  • 44 miniatures:
    • 21 red soldiers
    • 21 blue soldiers
    • 1 Sun Tzu miniature
    • 1 King of Chu miniature
  • Rulebook

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English/French second edition
Publisher: Matagot
Artist: Rolland Barthélémy
Year: 2014
Size: 5.98 x 4.21 x 1.18 inches
English, French
Release Date: 2014
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Publisher: Foxgames (Poland)
Artist: Rolland Barthélémy, Tomasz Larek
Year: 2014
Size: 10.24 x 10.24 x 2.76 inches
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French/German first edition
Publisher: Matagot
Artist: Rolland Barthélémy
Year: 2010
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English/German first edition
Publisher: Jolly Roger Games
Artist: Jacob Elijah Walker
Year: 2005
Product Code: JOL 206
Size: 14.00 x 10.00 x 2.50 inches
1.50 pounds
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2 Tuckbox for Sun Tzu cards
Tuckbox for both army, only for unsleeve cards.
French
2014-10-15
8 Dynasties rules in english
Dynasties rules in english
English
2014-06-17
6 Dynasties Gameboard
New gameboard for dynasties, the province names are replaced by numbers, this is easier to recognise. Print on A3 format if possible.
English
2010-12-28
4 Dynasties Nederlands
Nederlandse spelregels van Dynasties in tekstvorm.
Dutch
2010-05-11
15 Dynasties rules summary
This is an improved version of the Dynasties Play Summary v1.0 by (kentreuber) with BGG rules clarifications.
English
2009-06-12
5 Dynasties Spanish Rules v1.0
Traducción al español de las reglas de Dynasties.
2008-08-20
10 Dynasties Play Summary v. 1.0
Setup, Basic, Expert and Warlord rules.
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