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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 7
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 7 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, 7 players
(109 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
180 − 240 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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Primary Name
Struggle of Empires
Alternate Names
ストラグル・オブ・エンパイア
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Struggle of Empires recreates the various wars fought between the European powers as they attempted to become the dominant force in Europe and the rest of the world during the eighteenth century. Build armies and fleets, make alliances, establish colonies, improve your economy, and ultimately wage war to expand your empire. Be careful, though, as a profligate country can end up being consumed by revolution.

From the designer:
Think of Civilization/Age of Renaissance set in the 18th century. Players take the role of one of the major powers of the period and fight in both Europe and the colonies. The twist to the game is that in each war, players must form into two alliances. Once allied with a player, you cannot fight each other. This means that you do not have the backstabbing of Diplomacy to worry about; if he's allied, he's with you until the end of the war. This means that a player has to think carefully about who he wants to fight against and who he wants to ally with. Very often he will want to ally with his natural enemy and go to war with the guy who doesn't really want to fight him. On top of this, you have lots of improvement tiles that you buy to shape your empire, plus alliances with minor powers, and the possibility of going into revolution. Even though it is a big empire building game, it will scale from 3 to 7 players and has pretty simple rules.

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Contents:
English, German, and French Rules
Fully mounted map board
6 card counter sheets
Plastic coins
4 dice
2 wooden tokens
2 player aid cards

Struggle of Empires Microbadges : http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_struggleofempires.jpg http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/soe-france.gif http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/soe-helmet.gif http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/soe-netherlands.gif

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Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2013
Size: GMT standard box
English, French, German
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Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2010
Product Code: 101015N
Size: 12.50 x 8.88 x 2.00 inches
2.60 pounds
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Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games, Warfrog Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2005
Size: 12.50 x 8.88 x 2.00 inches
English, French, German
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: Warfrog Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2004
Size: GMT standard box
2.26 pounds
English, French, German
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2 Probabilities to win battles in Struggle of Empires
A friend of mine has calculated the probabilities to win in a battle of Struggle of Empires. Military bonus = (Your army + modifiers) - (Other army + modifiers)
English
2015-04-07
0 SOE_Kurzspielregel
Eine Kurzspielregel im handlichen Format mit allen nötigen Spielinfos. Kann beidseitig gedruckt und dann ausgeschnitten werden.
German
2015-03-16
0 Ausführliche Regelzusammenfassung
Eine Regelzusammenfassung zur besseren Übersicht, da die Originalregeln etwas verwirrend sind. Zusätzlich eine Übersicht über Spielaufbau und den Einsatz der Vorteils,-Firmen- und Bündiniskärtchen im eigenen Spielzug.
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2015-03-16
4 Правила игры
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2014-10-24
8 SoE Player Mats
My apologies. I thought I had posted these ages ago but discover that I hadn't. Keeps all tokens and counters in a tidy area. Enjoy.
English
2014-10-18
2 SoE - Hebrew rules
חוקים בעברית
English
2013-11-27
7 Ayuda del jugador en Español, resumen turno y setup rápido
Ayuda del jugador en Español, resumen turno y setup rápido.
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2012-06-06
3 National Bonus Points Table
This file is a tabulated version of Kinley Engvalson's excellent suggestions for variant victory points based on National interests. The file is posted with grateful acknowledgment to Kinley
English
2012-05-07
3 Struggle of Empires ~ Tile Track
This is designed to be used so that all players can see at a glance which tile(s) other players have. Simply use control markers to keep track
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2011-12-15
4 Dutch rules
Struggle of Empires rules in Dutch, Version 1.0
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