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A boardgame on the Dark Ages of Invasions
A boardgame on the Dark Ages of Invasions
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Invasions simulates 300 years of European history, from the late days of the Roman Empire to the start of the Muslim expansion. During this period, known as the Dark Ages, many people invaded the continent, each hoping to colonize it or conquer a realm there, replacing other people established before them. But the new conquerors would never maintain their new powers for long, as they were also invaded by other invaders.

The game ends by the time those great migrations ended. In this epic game, each player controls many different peoples. Each of them is a realm at the best possible location, in view of historical objectives assigned by the rules. Some will prevail and found strong kingdoms and prosperous empires ... others will vanish in the void of history.

Invasion marks the return to board game of Philippe Thibaut, the creator of the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, that he also adapted the game for PC. Also he has created The Great War '14 -'18. Philippe is also the creator and designer of American Civil War games, Pax Romana, Rise of Prussia or Birth of America.

Invasions complete map
Invasions complete map
Map and counters in full deployment at OPJH 2018
Map and counters in full deployment at OPJH 2018

Philippe Thibaut is the designer of Invasions. Philippe has been spending the past 20 years in the gaming industry, starting his career by designing the legendary Grand Strategy game Europa Universalis, and the critically acclaimed The Great War 14-18 , before taking on the titanic task to adapt Europa Universalis as a video game, with great success. Philippe also created the video games Pax Romana and Great Invasions.

Over the past 15 years Philippe was heading Ageod and Paradox France where he was the lead designer and created games like Birth of America, Napoleon's Campaigns, Pride of Nations, Rise of Prussia or American Civil War I & II.  

Invasions has been rigorously play tested. It is the product of over 10 years of thinking back to board games. The game has always been played at social clubs, board game cafes and gaming conventions. The gameplay has been organically developed over time based on feedback, length of play, ease of setup, accessibility and enjoyability.

 We took a lot of good, and we made it better.

In September 2018 we also made a public unveiling at the Paris Open History Games (OPJH) where the audience and industry feedback was amazing!

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Click to download the rulebook (in English)
Click to download the rulebook (in English)
                                                      
   
 

Only for the first 150 early bird supporter. Receive a copy of the game free of delivery charge.
Only for the first 150 early bird supporter. Receive a copy of the game free of delivery charge.
Receive a copy of the game and all stretch goals.
Receive a copy of the game and all stretch goals.

By popular request, we have added the All-In pledge level. This level makes it easier for you to grab all the expansion add-ons simpler and save on shipping!  

If you are an early bird backer, do NOT switch your pledge! Instead, grab the add-ons by adjusting your pledge by the instructions below for 98€/$112. (The extra 10€ is not only because of the expansions, but also the solitaire expansion will be shipped later by itself. It is the same increase as anyone else buying the all-in pledge.)

One copy of the game, and all expansions at a much lower price than the retail version! There is a 10€ shipping charge added, even for early bird supporters, due to the expansions, but also because the solitaire game set will be shipped at a later time.
One copy of the game, and all expansions at a much lower price than the retail version! There is a 10€ shipping charge added, even for early bird supporters, due to the expansions, but also because the solitaire game set will be shipped at a later time.
Only for the first 20 early bird retail shops: receive 5 copies of the game.
Only for the first 20 early bird retail shops: receive 5 copies of the game.
Receive signed game upon release and become one of the 10 patrons of Wisdom Owl
Receive signed game upon release and become one of the 10 patrons of Wisdom Owl

In addition to your personal signed copy, you will also be listed as a Core Supporter on the Wisdom Owl website and in the Game Manual.

Receive all future expansions. You will be welcome to come to Grenoble to meet Philippe and discuss the game, processes of game creation and future ideas.

There can only be One ! ... (or may be 2, or 4...)
There can only be One ! ... (or may be 2, or 4...)

Same as Magister (see above € 499)

PLUS we will publish an extension for the game That You choose and decided to to prepare for the game ( eg create a scenario and we `shall include it in the game ).

                                 
NOTE: The Solitaire Game Set will be shipped separately than the main game at a later time.
NOTE: The Solitaire Game Set will be shipped separately than the main game at a later time.
     
                      

 Invasions will be available in English and French in every box, your choice. All games will contain sets of rules and Game Aids in your selected language. You can choose an English, French, German * or Spanish ** language Invasions Kickstarter campaign.

                                                                    

The game has a great mix of historical depth – characteristic of Philippe! -, ease of understanding and quick play. I highly recommend it!” -Luca Cammisa (Calvinus Games), Designer of Democracy Under Siege, Secret Weapons of the Third Reich, etc...

It is a very deep historical game that can be played in a single evening. The gameplay is not too complex and can be apprehended easily for a fun game sessions.” -Walter Vejdovsky, Designer of the Fallen Eagles, Rising Eagle games.

Fulfilment will be handled by a well established company within the EU. They specialize in Kickstarter projects as well as produce games themselves, giving us every confidence that your copies will be delivered in good time and with due care.

Being EU based there are no hidden costs for EU orders. Additionally, due to the high duty thresholds of USA, shipments to this country are technically shipping friendly too.

We are supporting local retailers and we are happy to help you shop at Invasions on their shelves. If you are interested, please contact us at the following email philippe@wisdom-owl.com to discuss how we can cooperate.

Risks and challenges

Being experienced with crowdfunded games in the past, we realize it can take a while from project start to completion (you getting your games).

We are using well established printers and logistic partners to ensure the quality of the production and delivery in pristine condition.

Our goal is to ensure delivery by March 2019. Project backers will be notified should this be delayed.

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    • One copy of Invasions
    • Before the Invasions expansion
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    Receive all future expansions free.

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    Receive all future expansions free.

    You will be welcome to come to Grenoble to meet Philippe and discuss the game, process of game creation and future ideas and games.)

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    Early bird supporter (first 150) shall receive a copy of the game free of delivery charge.

    Includes:
    • Large 23" x 33" game board of the Ancient World
    • 540 game markers for various nations units and leaders
    • 122 information markers
    • 108 diplomatic and administrative playing cards
    • 12 dice (10 special, 1d6, 1d10)
    • 6 player aids
    • 1 timeline
    • 23 nation sheets
    • 24 page rulebook
    • 1 scenario book
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