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2011
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3 − 6
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90 minutes
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An official expansion to Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, the Empires: Builder Expansion contains:

1) A NEW SPECIALIST: THE BUILDER
Abilities:
a) When placed on the colonist dock and sent to the New World it will increase the VP's scored for the region: +4 VP/Builder (of any color) for 1st place; +2 VP/Builder for second place. (The idea is that the colony is much more developed with cities and infrastructure).
b) When placed in the Capital Building track, the player pays $5 less.

The Builder may be acquired via new Capital Buildings or when a player places a colonist on the 5th spot (Builder is Free, other specialists cost 5)

2) 20 NEW CAPITAL BUILDINGS
These include some "buildings" that cost zero, but offer a one-time instant effect such as $7, 2 free specialists, and 2 free trade goods. So even if a player is short on cash, a building action is available.

3) A RULES SHEET with the new Builder Rules, Capital Buildings, and even special rules for a historical start (Each Nation has a special ability and one or two Capital Buildings to start the game). The idea is that the Spanish will feel like the Spanish (Conquistadors, etc.), The English will feel like the English, the Dutch like the Dutch, etc.

4) The MINT and OVERPOPULATION will, indeed be a part of the new expansion.

5) Expands the game to 6 players with a Complete set of purple colonists

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Empires: Builder Expansion
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English first edition
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Artist: Sean Brown, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2011
Product Code: 101303N
Size: 12.25 x 8.75 x 2.50 inches
1.80 pounds
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Release Date: Dec 2011
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3 Builder Expansion tuckboxes
Tuckboxes for all of the capital buildings in the expansion (one box per age) and for the national advantage tiles. Adapted from the template at http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com
English
2013-03-09
6 Brand new Players Mat/guide (December 2012)
Brand new (2013)Players Mat/guide including all ''subtiles'' rules, FAQ Erratum, Turn Sequence, Actions, National Advantages, Builder expension rules, setup and more! Print this in color on thick plastified paper for an awesome game experience! Tips will be appreciated, Enjoy ! ;)
English
2012-12-29
0 Rules for Builder expansion in Hungarian
A szabályok magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules v1
Hungarian
2012-11-23
12 AOE III Rules Addendum
This document includes all the rules that are either missing or ambiguous in the documentation for AOE III, the Builder expansion and the Plague Promo.
English
2012-10-03
7 Alternate Start Rule & Variant
UPDATED version of this Variant with tougher bidding rules. Also some further explanation of Variant rules.
English
2012-03-25
14 Printer friendly FAQ v1 - summarised and organised
Summarised and organised version of the v1 FAQ removing duplicate questions and grouping question types. Trimmed to fit to 2 pages.
English
2012-03-23
4 Printer friendly FAQ summarised and organised
Reformatted the FAQ to group questions into categories and removing duplicates.
English
2012-03-23
20 Printer friendly FAQ
A printer friendly version with no background or red text.
English
2012-03-19
38 Empires FAQ
Answers to the most popular questions in the forums from Glenn Drover.
English
2012-03-09
7 Score Sheet for Glenn Drover's Empires: Age of Discovery - Builder Expansion
A simple (yet attractive) score sheet for Glenn Drover's Empires: Age of Discovery with six player columns and rows for purchasing Victory Points in each age (per Builder expansion optional rule.) Two sheets per page, color. (For those of us who would rather not use the score track around the board.)
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2012-01-15
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