Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East is a game of the chaos-inducing wrath of gods & men — a chaos each player does their utmost to manage, survive, and guide their civilization through to triumphant victory. Spanning the ancient world from the Hellespont to the Indus, from the Caspian to the Red Sea, and from the early Bronze Age to the Hellenic Age, Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East allows you to command not just 10 but 16, SIXTEEN CIVILIZATIONS!
Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East (ACME) is brought to you by the same team that created Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea —designers Christopher Vorder Bruegge and Mark McLaughlin with developer Fred Schachter. ACME is not a sequel nor an expansion but a stand alone game using the same multiplayer and solitaire systems as its predecessor with many new and exciting features to intrigue its players, including:Deities. Instead of building The Wonders of the World, here you get to establish the Deities of the Biblical era (including “you-know-who,” the one who demanded, “Let my people go!”)!An all-new deck of 110 cards, many of which allow you to inflict disasters and defeats of, well, BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS upon your opponents! One civilization can even capture the Deity of another and take its statue back to its capital to demonstrate its military and theological superiority.Rugged Mountain Areas (with blocks to signify strongholds)Fertile River Valleys (where even cities or a single disk/camp could grow population)Vast Deserts (where stacking is severely limited and growth prohibited)And, of course, the rolling plains and churning seas found in Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea.
Each civilization has its own unique characteristics, from taking captives (new!) rather than loot from a captured city to supremacy in siege warfare—and much, much more in between.
Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East is an exciting, easy-to-learn, easy-to-play-but-challenging-to-master abstract game in which players guide these renowned and legendary civilizations of the Biblical era that rose and fell—and were buried, only to rise again.
No. of Players: 1 to 6
Min. Age: 14