Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

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Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by sourisdudesert » 16 May 2019, 14:43

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We are happy to introduce today the upgraded version of Though the Ages, the well known civilization game from Vlaada Chvátil, for online play on Board Game Arena.

"TTA" is considered one of the best strategy games of all time. We are particularly proud about hosting it here on BGA for 5 years now, and that players have been enjoying this adaptation so much, with more than 500.000 games played until now (thank you for this!).

In 2015, the game publisher CGE published a revised version of the game: "Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization", with new art and rule changes. Everyone knows how hard it is to upgrade an existing "best selling" game... But it has been an incredible success: the revised version of the game is unanimously considered better than the original game, and this new edition is now ranked as the 3rd best game in all categories on BoardGameGeek.

For those who already know TTA, you should not be surprised by the new game rules and should be able to play it immediately. However, we recommend you to read the very last part of the rule book "What's new in the New Story" that summarize all the changes.

For those who do not know about the game: TTA is a civilization game, which by the way holds some similarities with Sid Meier's Civilization videogame. During the 4 ages of the game (from Antiquity to Modern Age), you must earn a maximum number of Culture points (little "harp" symbols) by setting up an efficient combination of technologies, military units and buildings. You have to face various events and attacks from the other players. You have to choose your leaders carefully, and to improve your government from the initial archaic "Despotism" to the most modern political systems.

BGA would like to thank CGE for giving us this possibility to offer the new version of TTA here!

Enjoy :)

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by aedee » 16 May 2019, 15:48

Wasn't this game's license not available for online reproduction, as listed in https://en.studio.boardgamearena.com/#!licensing ?

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by mccrispy » 16 May 2019, 16:06

Awesome beyond words! Well done in landing this one - it says a lot about BGA that you can be trusted with this one.

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by sourisdudesert » 16 May 2019, 16:13

aedee wrote:
16 May 2019, 15:48
Wasn't this game's license not available for online reproduction, as listed in https://en.studio.boardgamearena.com/#!licensing ?
Well, now it's available :)

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by TragicTim » 16 May 2019, 16:48

BOOOOOM!!

Massive news!

Thanks so much, BGA!

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by rubeus66 » 16 May 2019, 17:48

woo hoo! been waiting for this and requesting it.

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by kubectl » 16 May 2019, 18:04

Absolutely amazing!

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by Argotron » 16 May 2019, 18:52

Thank you so much! Really excited about this. :-)

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by Romshuad » 16 May 2019, 20:52

I've never played it, but your description makes it sound very interesting. Thanks for continuing to improve the games and experience on the site!

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Re: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Post by travbot » 16 May 2019, 20:54

This is awesome. Keep up the great work!

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