HISTORY OF THE WORLD traces the progress of mankind from the dawn of civilization to the threshold of modern times. One is reminded of the flickering passage of centuries in H.G. Wells' classic TIME MACHINE as the history of mankind unfolds before you eyes in a few scant hours. Starting 5,000 years ago with the ancient Sumerians, a succession of 49 empires rise and fall with the rapidly passing centuries across the entire width of the globe in a panoramic view of the history of man.
This is a game of world conquest with a difference. No single power can conquer the world. Instead, each player commands seven different empires--one per Epoch--during their all too brief day in the sun. Each, in turn, rises to its fullest height of power only to fall before the sands of time and spread their culture and build lasting monuments to their glory. But events such as earthquakes, civil wars, barbarians, plague, treachery, and great enemy leaders conspire to tear asunder past achievements.
* similar to sid meyers civilization game
* starts 5000 years ago with the sumerians, and follows
* a succession of 49 empires across the width of the globe
# one 6-page illustrated rules folder
# one 6-page illustrated sample game
# one 32"x22" mounted mapboard
# one plastic counter tray
# four sheets of die-cut playing pieces (3 of 4 sheets unpunched)
# five 6-sided dice
# 48 Empire cards (factory sealed)
# 64 Event cards
in Excellent condition. lid does have 2 broken corners.
This Game appears to have only been stored and not even played
Great for any collector.