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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(89 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
(26 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(35 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Clash of Cultures
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From Christian Marcussen, the creator of Merchants and Marauders, comes Clash of Cultures, a civilization game in which each player leads a civilization from a single settlement to a mighty empire. Players must explore their surroundings, build large cities, research advances and conquer those who stand in the way. The game features a modular board for players to explore, 48 distinct advances, seven mighty wonders, and loads of miniatures and cards. The winner will create a culture that will be remembered and admired for millennia.

Advances
The game features about 48 distinct advances. The whole "tech-tree" is very flexible with no dead ends, yet still intuitive, sensible and "realistic." Additionally you have a great overview of what advances other cultures have - no need to ask - just look.

Modular Board
Players start with a civilization in its infancy. Move settlers to uncharted regions and reveal the terrain and its resources. Several mechanisms have been implemented to assure that an unlucky placement of region-tiles won't be a decider.

Playing Time
The game covers a time span similar to AH Civilization - that is to pre-gunpowder. However this means that this epic game is playable in about an hour per player! This is a pretty good playing time for a game that covers so much ground as this game will.

City management
Players expand their cities through the game. But not just to the generic larger city. Players instead choose a building type which represents the growth of the city. For instance you can expand a city with a port, fort, temple and academy - all with different benefits! Additionally cities can be "angry," "neutral" and "happy." Everything integrated in an intuitive and elegant fashion.

Multiple paths to victory
Earn points through:
- Founding cities and increasing their sizes
- Advances
- Objectives
- Wonders
- Events

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Components

  • 20 cardboard terrain tiles with 4 hexes each
4 two-sided starting tiles
16 one-sided tiles to be explored
  • 259 plastic miniatures in the 4 player colors and brown (non-player)
35 settlements (7 each in 5 colors)
28 ports (7 each in 4 colors)
28 acedemies (7 each in 4 colors)
28 fortresses (7 each in 4 colors)
28 temples (7 each in 4 colors)
16 settlers (4 each in 4 colors)
16 ships (4 each in 4 colors)
80 army units (16 each in 5 colors)
  • 119 cards
38 event cards
42 action cards
32 objective cards
7 wonder cards
  • 192 wooden cubes (48 each in 4 player colors)
  • 4 player boards – perforated to keep cubes in place
  • 4 player aids
  • 113 cardboard tokens (round if not specified)
40 mood (happy on one side, angry on the other)
40 culture
4 mood level indicators (arrowhead shape)
4 culture level indicators (arrowhead shape)
4 food
4 wood
4 ore
4 gold
4 ideas
4 exhaustion (X-shaped)
1 turn marker (tabbed square)
  • 8 cardboard stands
7 wonder markers
1 first player marker
  • 1 turn track
  • 8 normal 6-sided dice
  • 1 Rulebook

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Clash of Cultures
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Ediciones MasQueOca
Artist: Chris Quilliams
Year: 2013
Product Code: MQOE00002
Size: 14.62 x 10.62 x 2.88 inches
5.18 pounds
Spanish
Release Date: Aug 22, 2013
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English second edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
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Year: 2013
Product Code: ZMG 71000
Size: 14.62 x 10.71 x 2.88 inches
5.17 pounds
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English first edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Chris Quilliams
Year: 2012
Product Code: ZMG 71000
Size: 14.62 x 10.71 x 2.88 inches
5.17 pounds
English
Release Date: Dec 2012
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French first edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Chris Quilliams
Year: 2012
Product Code: ZMG71000FR
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Release Date: Nov 2012
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0 Pomoc gracza - PL
Karta pomocy gracza A4. (b/w)
Polish
2015-08-28
4 Clash of Cultures PL - plansza gracza
spolszczenie całej planszy gracza (w czterech kolorach)
Polish
2015-08-10
4 Clash of Cultures PL - karty
Polska wersja kart akcji, celów, wydarzeń i Cudów z oryginalną grafiką. Polish version: Action, Objective, Event and Wonder cards. Dziękuję Rocy7 za pomoc w opracowaniu :)
Polish
2015-08-10
6 Clash of Cultures PL - instrukcja
Amatorskie tłumaczenie instrukcji. Polish translation of the instruction. Karta pomocy znajduje się przy dodatku "Civilizations"
Polish
2015-08-10
1 aide de jeu developpements
L'aide classe les bonus apportés par les développements en fonction des actions possibles dans le jeu. Utile pour se souvenir de tous les effets pendant le jeu. Cocher/entourer les cases concernées en fonction de vos développements. La case à droite peut être remplie librement en fonction des capacités spéciales de votre civilisation/leader. Note: 1xT = une fois par tour.
French
2015-06-07
4 Advances board in Portugues language
It contains the Advance options in Portuguese language.
Portuguese
2015-03-28
6 Ayuda y obtención de recursos
En dos caras: -Por un lado resumen de reglas -Por el otro las claves para la obtención de ideas, oro, fichas de cultura y fichas de ánimo
Spanish
2015-01-22
2 Перевод карт
Переработка Shinner
Russian
2014-11-29
7 CoC Action Counter
A small aid in reminding to perform Trade Routes, keeping track what actions were taken and which ones can be taken for free and at what cost. Designed to have a Civilization Board, from the expansion, inserted for structure.
English
2014-11-17
35 Technology Cheat Sheet - Ordered by Action
Forgetful? Always taking an action and remembering a discount or bonus a couple turns later? This cheat sheet orders all the technologies by the relevant action. Just scan through the sheet when taking your action and you'll be fine: Increasing city size? Check for Dogma, Sanitation and State Religion. Wondering if you got that idea from Public Education? You probably forgot if you didn't use this!
English
2014-08-15
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 127
Strategy Game Rank: 71
Num Ratings: 2908
Average Rating: 7.75
Standard Deviation: 1.40
Num Views: 524007
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Fans: 323
Personal Comments: 776
Users Owning: 3700
Users Wanting: 667
Users Trading: 51 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
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