Edmonton Board Gaming League

Carthage - The Ancient World: Vol. II

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esigner Richard Berg's "The Ancient World" series moves to a more ambitious level, with Carthage, the first of two games on The Punic Wars, the greatest event in the ancient world and a true turning point in history. Carthage concentrates on Punic events that take place in Carthage/Africa as well as Sicily, with the main event being the massive 1st Punic War, which has received scant attention from the hobby.

Building on the popular mechanics and systems of Rise of the Roman Republic, Carthage features the full, advanced naval system, with galley battles, fleet building expanding ports, and everything featured in the unusual, truly naval war that the 1st Punic War was.

Carthage's main scenario is, of course, the 1st Punic War, a 20-year affair that will take some time to play but keep you entranced for years. However, we have also included short, one-evening scenarios, including the play tester one-turn favorite "Hiero; Hero or Gyro?", the twisty opening year of the 1st Punic War. We also have short scenarios for Regulus's invasion of Carthage during the 1st Punic War, the infamous Mercenary War that erupted in Carthage right after the war, and the first invasion of Carthage itself in 311 BC, by the infamous Tyrant of Syracuse, Agathocles.

# of Players:
1 - 2
Avg Play Time:
180 minutes
Game Mechanics:
Hex-and-Counter, Simulation
Published By:
GMT Games
Designed By:
Richard H. Berg

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