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All you need to know about Cyclades

Is Cyclades fun to play?

Players: 2 – 5 players | Game Duration 60 – 90 mins | Min. Age 13+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM Genre: Historical, City Building, Civilization, Fighting, Mythology, Miniatures, Air / Land / Sea Travel Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Cyclades about?

Cyclades is a game for 2 to 5 players set in the Cyclades archipelago, off the coast of a not-yet unified Ancient Greece. The great cities (Sparta, Athens, Corinth, Thebes and Argos) are growing and struggling against one another to establish their supremacy, under the benevolent gaze of the Gods.

The game takes place over several cycles where players will:

  • First gather their revenue in GP (production of their islands and seafaring commerce)
  • Then make offerings to the Gods (auction)
  • Finally, depending on the God whose favour a player has obtained, perform the actions specific to that God.

The goal of each player is to own two Metropolises at the end of a cycle, done so by building them or conquering them. If at least one player has completed this objective, the game concludes at the end of a cycle. The player who has completed this objective wins, however, if multiple players have completed this goal then the richest player (whoever has the most GP) wins.

Rulebook and How to Play Guides

Awards Won by Cyclades

2011 Gra Roku Game of the Year Nominee
2011 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Nominee
2010 Tric Trac Nominee
2010 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Nominee
2010 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Audience Award
2010 JoTa Best Artwork Nominee
2010 JoTa Best Artwork Audience Award
2010 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
2010 Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Nominee

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