Empires: Age of Discovery on Kickstarter

Empires: Age of Discovery is going to be back in print, formerly known as Age of Empires III: The Board Game, this new deluxe edition includes The Builders Expansion as well as a brand new game, Dead Man’s Chest. Here’s what comes in the new edition:

  • A totally revised 20 page Rulebook
  • A 23” x 28” Game Board
  • 6 Player Boards — approx. 11.5″ by 7.5″
  • 2 Double-sided Colonist Dock Overlays — approx 7.5″ by 3.25″
  • 420 Miniatures (6 different figures–70 total–in each of 6 colors)
  • 10 plastic Ship Miniatures
  • 57 Capital Building Tiles (approx 2″ by 1.5″ — 2.5mm thick)
  • 46 Trade Good Tiles (1″ square — 2.5mm thick)
  • A cloth bag with Eagle Games’ logo from which to draw Trade Goods
  • 16 Discovery Counters/Tiles (1.5″ square — 2.5mm thick)
  • 16-Card Discovery Deck (2.5″ by 3.5″ cards)
  • 3 double-sided player reference guides — approx. 11.5″ x 7.5″ x 1mm
  • 100 plastic replicas of gold and silver doubloons
  • A 7.5″ by 11.5″ 50 page (double-sided) score pad
  • A 7.5″ by 11.5″ scoring track
  • A custom-designed PVC glossy black insert tray
  • The box is approx. 15.5″ by 12.5″ by 4.0″ & 3mm thick
  • New Artwork By: Cyril van der Haegen
  • Original Game Art By: Paul E. Niemeyer

The original game, designed by Glenn Drover, was originally released by Tropical Games in 2007. In this game, you’ll take on the roll of a colonial power seeking fame, glory, and riches in the New World. Throughout three ages, you’ll launch expeditions, colonize regions, expand your merchant fleet, build capitol buildings, develop your economy, and declare war.

If you’re interested in backing the game, check out the Kickstarter page for all the details. For those that already own the original Age of Empires III, there’s a pledge level that’ll give you the upgraded deluxe components, Dead Man’s Chest, and all achieved stretch goals.

By: Jason Grantz
Published: 2015-02-15

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