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Concordia Board Game
- Age range: 12 and up / Number of players: 2 to 5 / Play time: 100+ minutes
- Manufacturer: Rio Grande Games
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|EU Toys Safety Directive Age Warning||Not suitable for children under 36 months||No warning applicable||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months|
|Item Dimensions||19.05 x 27.43 x 7.11 cm||22.8 x 7.5 x 31.7 cm||27.94 x 39.37 x 5.08 cm||15.24 x 30.48 x 22.86 cm||9.14 x 22.35 x 31.5 cm||21.59 x 31.12 x 6.98 cm|
|Number of Players||5||2 Players +||2-5||1-7||2-5||2 to 4|
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Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire ruled the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. With peace at the borders, harmony inside the provinces, uniform law, and a common currency, the economy thrived and gave rise to mighty Roman dynasties as they expanded throughout the numerous cities. Guide one of these dynasties and send colonists to the remote realms of the Empire; develop your trade network; and appease the ancient gods for their favor all to gain the chance to emerge victorious!Concordia is a peaceful strategy game of economic development in Roman times for 2-5 players aged 13 and up. Instead of looking to the luck of dice or cards, players must rely on their strategic abilities. Be sure to watch your rivals to determine which goals they are pursuing and where you can outpace them! In the game, colonists are sent out from Rome to settle down in cities which produce bricks, food, tools, wine, and cloth. Each player starts with an identical set of playing cards and acquires more cards during the game. These cards serve two purposes:They allow a player to choose actions during the game.They are worth victory points (VPs) at the end of the game.Concordia is a strategy game which requires advance planning and consideration of your opponent's moves. Every game is different, not only because of the sequence of new cards on sale but also due to the modular layout of cities. (One side of the game board shows the entire Roman Empire with 30 cities for 3-5 players, while the other shows Roman Italy with 25 cities for 2-4 players.) When all cards have been sold, the game ends. The player with the most VPs from the gods (Jupiter, Saturnus, Mercurius, Minerva, Vulcanus, etc.) wins the game.
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Concordia comes with two wonderful maps: one of the Italian provinces of ancient Rome, one showing the entirety of the empire at its height. The first is for 2-3 player games, the second for 3-5 players. On either map, your goal is to send colonists to the cities of the empire to establish trading posts, whose goods you will use in the construction of even more colonists and trading posts, or in acquiring cards. The map art is excellent, the components are a combination of nicely made wooden pieces and cardboard tokens.
Game play is incredibly simple to explain: on your turn you play a card. You begin with seven such cards, more can be acquired by purchase. The cards, titled such as "Mercator", "Praetor" or "Senator", offer numerous options to undertake, all of which promote your goal of constructing trading posts and acquiring goods and coins. Once a card is played, it is discarded, the "Tribune" card allows you to take back all your discarded cards and use them again.The first player to build 15 trading posts, or to buy the last available card, ends the game, at which point victory points are scored. Victory points are acquired through expansion: the broader your trade network (in terms of both resources and geography) and the more cards you've acquired, the more points you'll end with. Again, if you're looking for a game about building an empire that doesn't force conflict, this is a great option.
Lastly, I recommend watching Shut Up and Sit Down's video review for a more detailed and hilarious review of this excellent game.