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A Brief History of the World

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$3.99

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Year Published
2009
# of Players
3 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 − 180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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A Brief History Of The World is just that: a sweeping ride through the history of mankind in the space of just a few hours. The game features fifty of the mightiest Empires ever known, from the dawn of Civilisation through to the Twentieth Century - Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Greece and Imperial Rome, the Huns and Mongols, the Arabs and the Ottoman Turks, the dynasties of China and kingdoms of India, Incas and Aztecs, Portugal and Spain, France, Britain, and Germany. Can you take on the mantle of Alexander or Caesar, Genghis Khan or Napoleon? Can you write your name into the pages of history and lead your Empires to victory?

Components include:

Giant Map Board
180 plastic playing pieces
130 card counters
- 32 Area Values
* 5 x Epoch 1
* 2 x Epoch 2
* 3 x Epoch 3
* 4 x Epoch 4
* 4 x Epoch 5
* 11 x Epoch 6
- 30 City/Capitals
- 20 Monuments (4 types x 5)
- 20 Forts
- 18 Bonus tokens (1's, 2's 3's - 6 of each)
- 6 Gold Markers (1 in each player colour)
- 4 Fleets
42 Empire cards (6 epochs, 7 cards per epoch)
54 Event cards (6 epochs, 7 cards per epoch, plus 12 initial events)
6 Epoch maps
6 Six sided dice
4 Plastic Stands
1 Epoch chart
1 Array

This is a significantly revised version of History of the World.

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Time To Play: 30 minutes per player.

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A Brief History of the World
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First Edition
Publisher: Ragnar Brothers, Spiral Galaxy Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2009
Product Code: SPG002
Size: 12.30 x 10.30 x 2.40 inches
3.80 pounds
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0 Events Cards in French
Yet another very humble player aid in French. The Events are translated. Hope this will help a bit.
French
2014-10-23
0 Empire Cards in French
This is a very humble player aid in French. The Empires are described. Hope this will help a bit.
French
2014-10-23
3 Attack Win Probabilites for A Brief History of the World
Table of the probabilities of an attack being successful depending on the type of attack (Sea, Normal, Leader, Weaponry), type of terrain (Normal, Difficult, Fort, Difficult + Fort), and value on Invasion dial. Also included is a table of cumulative win probabilities; how likely an invasion is successful after X attacks (with increase on Invasion dial after failed attacks).
English
2013-08-13
1 A Brief History of the World rules (Hungarian)
A Brief History of the World rules translated into Hungarian. A Brief History of the World szabályainak magyar nyelvű fordítása.
Hungarian
2013-07-31
1 Event cards - Italiano
Italian translation of event cards. Traduzione del testo delle carte con tabelle sui punti guadagnati per le aree occupate.
Italian
2010-11-14
37 FAQ for Brief History of the World
Here is an FAQ for Brief History of the World that has been checked by one of the designers.
English
2010-06-23
9 A Brief History Of The World japanese rules
PDF files of the rules in japanese language for A Brief History of the World.
Japanese
2010-01-19
18 Scoring and Combat summary
Summarises the more complex parts of the system - the scoring rules (including the points that each area is worth in each of the 6 epochs) and the combat sequence
English
2009-12-06
29 Rules summery - teaching aid
Rules summery v1.0. Organized in a way I hope helps teaching the game.
English
2009-12-03
28 A Brief History Of The World Player Aid
Player Aid for A Brief History Of The World containing Epoch charts and details of the Empires.
English
2009-10-14
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