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Year Published
2009
# of Players
2 − 3
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3 players
(76 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
210 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Subdomain
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Maria
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MARIA is a game based on the War of the Austrian Succession, where Austria was attacked by Prussia, France, Bavaria and Saxony, while only Great Britain, Hanover and the Netherlands (by forming the so-called Pragmatic Army) helped her.

MARIA is primarily a 3 player game. One player is Austria, the second is France plus Bavaria, while the third player has the schizophrenic role of playing Prussia (Austria's enemy) and the Pragmatic Army (Austria's ally) at the same time. This is made possible by the division of the map into two parts, the Flanders map and the Bohemia map.

MARIA is derived from the award-winning Friedrich, but has its very own character, including politics, hussars, force marches, imperial election, Saxony's betrayal and Prussia's annexation of Silesia. Subtle maneuvers, seizure of fortresses, prudent retreats, and Machiavellian politics are the keys to victory. However, players must be careful: whoever uses his Tactical Cards unwisely in battle can suddenly find himself not on the highway to glory but on the road to ruin.

MARIA takes you to the era of the 18th century's ruthless struggle for power. It can be played in 2 variants: the shorter, simplified introductory game or the longer but richer advanced game, with its simultaneous campaigns in Bohemia and Flanders.

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October, 1740. The 23 year old Maria Theresa ascends to the Austrian throne. Thinking of her as easy prey, Frederick of Prussia invades Silesia and quickly conquers the Austrian province. Only weeks later, Bavaria, France and Saxony attack as well, and so the War of the Austrian Succession becomes general. But there is one thing the attackers have underestimated: The strength of character and fierce tenacity of the young Maria Theresa.

Awards

2009: Jogo do Ano (Portuguese Game of the Year).
2011: Juego del Año Tico Nominee.

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Components (2009):

  • 1 Map of Europe (22" x 33")
  • 20 wooden Generals
  • 10 wooden Supply Trains
  • 2 wooden Husars
  • 130 die-cut Markers {[58 Victory Markers (18 blue, 16 red, 12 white, 12 gray)]; [16 "? markers"(4 per color)]; [23 Elector Markers (6 blue, 17 of red-gray-white)]; [2 Turn Markers]; [6 Political Markers (2 Italy, 2 Russia, 2 Saxony)]; [9 Change of Income Markers]; [9 Subsidy Markers]; [7 Separation Markers]}
  • 152 Tactical Cards
  • 25 Political Cards
  • 2x6 National Cards
  • 3 Playing Aid Cards
  • 1 Political Display
  • 1 Compendium Politics
  • Set of Rules
  • 5 Army Sheets

Suggested card sleeves (2009):

Arcane Tinmen Sleeve Size: Medium (57 x 89 mm)
Fantasy Flight Sleeve Size: Standard American 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" (56x87 mm)
Mayday Sleeve Size: Standard USA Game 56 x 87 mm
Swan Panasia Sleeve Size: SWN-020
Ultra Pro Sleeve Size: Small Size 62 x 89 mm
Bridge and Yu-Gi-Oh Card Size

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Maria
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Second edition
Publisher: Histogame
Artist: Hans Baltzer, Richard Shako, Andreas Töpfer
Year: 2012
Product Code: 1717.2
Size: 12.20 x 12.20 x 2.50 inches
3.20 pounds
English, German
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Maria
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First edition
Publisher: Histogame
Artist: Hans Baltzer, Richard Stubenvoll, Andreas Töpfer
Year: 2009
Product Code: 1717
Size: 12.20 x 12.20 x 2.50 inches
3.20 pounds
English, German
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2 Maria Kurzregeln
The German version of beckeykevin's condensed rules for Maria. I used them to teach myself the game without having to consult the official rules all the time. It worked so well that I decided to do a German version. Here it is.
German
2015-03-01
1 Karty polityki - pomoc gracza
Tłumaczenie kart polityki - do wydruku w formacie A4, z trochę większą czcionką niż w oryginale ;)
Polish
2015-02-24
6 Maria Player Mats back-printed with commanders' bios
This version of the player mats is designed to be back-printed with information on the participating generals. if you have already printed out the mats, just turn them over and print out the information.
English
2015-02-09
10 Maria Player Mats
Third (and hopefully final) version of Maria Player Mats. Includes spaces for additional Bavarian and Saxon troops and corrects location of PA supply train. Thanks for feedback.
English
2014-12-21
0 Maria Carte riepilogo ingrandite
Traduzione non ufficiale delle carte riepilogo in formato 12 x 7.
Italian
2014-12-12
16 Maria - Instrukcja PL
Instrukcja gry "Maria" przetłumaczona na język polski. Będę wdzięczny za wszelkie uwagi i korekty.
Polish
2014-02-10
14 1-page summary of Maria rules
Changed format and incorporated changes provided so far.
English
2013-12-20
0 Carte politiche in italiano
Traduzione in italiano delle carte politiche; solo testo. Suddivisione per anno, poi in ordine alfabetico secondo il titolo originale inglese. Italian translation of political cards; text only. Sorted by year and original English title.
Italian
2013-12-16
3 Maria - Hebrew rules - מריה הוראות בעברית
תרגום ספר ההוראות לעברית
English
2013-08-16
15 Maria Greek Rules
Game Rules translated in Greek! Οι κανόνες στα ελληνικά!
Greek
2013-04-22
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