Is Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery fun to play?
Players: 2 – 5 players | Game Duration 90 – 120 mins | Min. Age 10+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM
Genre: Civilization, Exploration, Historical, Video Game Theme
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery about?
Designed by Glenn Drover, this boardgame allows you to revisit the age of exploration and discovery. Take on the role of a colonial power seeking fame, glory, and riches in the New World. As you proceed through three ages, you can launch expeditions of discovery, colonize regions, expand your merchant fleet, build capitol buildings that give your nation distinct advantages, develop your economy, and, if necessary, declare war.
Though originally published for 5 players, the game is playable by 6 with the original components and board configuration with addition of a set of figures in another color. This was originally offered as an “expansion” and an incentive to pre-order the game. A 6 player expansion is also in the Glenn Drover’s Empires: Builder Expansion, along with new capital buildings and National Advantage tiles.
Not to be confused with Age of Discovery.
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Awards Won by Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
2011 MinD-Spielepreis Nominee
2009 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
2009 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection Winner
2008 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Nominee
2008 Golden Geek Best Gamer’s Board Game Nominee
2008 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
2007 Origins Awards Historical Board Game of the Year Winner
2007 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Gamer’s Board Game Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee