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'Mare Nostrum - Empires': Lead your Empire to greatness and glory!
'Mare Nostrum - Empires': Lead your Empire to greatness and glory!
'Mare Nostrum - Empires': Lead your Empire to greatness and glory!
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Mare Nostrum - Empires

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 'Mare Nostrum - Empires' is a French language board game classic designed by Serge Laget that is being re-introduced by Academy Games and Asyncron. This expanded title includes updated rules, counters, and map board, many new components, and multiple new ways to win!

Game Board with KS expansion Leadership Board and Heroes & Wonders Board
Game Board with KS expansion Leadership Board and Heroes & Wonders Board

You lead an Empire, which begins with three Provinces. 

  • You can lead with Caesar of Rome and its powerful Legions, or
  • Pericles, the principled Greek statesman and orator, or
  • Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, whose engineers led in the development of grain storage and irrigation, or
  • Hannibal, leader of the Carthaginians, whose merchants thrived on trade and commerce, or
  • the great Babylonian healer and law maker King Hammurabi.
Egypt player's 3 Province game start setup. Each Empire's beginning 3 Provinces have a unique background hue.
Egypt player's 3 Province game start setup. Each Empire's beginning 3 Provinces have a unique background hue.

Each Province has different resources available for development. There are 13 different resources available throughout the map.

Resources top to bottom: Wine, Grain, Gold, Scents, Sheep, Gems, Stone, Iron, Papyrus, Wood, Oil, Gladiators, Ceramics, and Taxes.
Resources top to bottom: Wine, Grain, Gold, Scents, Sheep, Gems, Stone, Iron, Papyrus, Wood, Oil, Gladiators, Ceramics, and Taxes.

You can use your collected Resources to build:

Markets that double the Goods Resources collected by your Caravans, 

Cities that earn you Tax Resources during the game,

Temples that double your city's Tax Resources,

Legendary Cities that give you Legendary Goods Resources!

Pictured are Markets, City, Temple and Legendary City counters.
Pictured are Markets, City, Temple and Legendary City counters.

For each new Building, Military unit, Hero, or Wonder you wish to create, you need to spend your Resources. Each item you create will cost you a set of resources. These Resources can be:

  • a set of all Tax Resources, or
  • a set of different Goods Resources.  

The more valuable an item, the more Resources are required.
Example: To build a new Caravan costs 3 Resources. Either 3 different Goods Resources like 1 Wine, 1 Iron, and 1 Oil or 3 Tax Resources.

If your provinces do not produce enough different Resources, you will either need to expand and develop your Provinces, trade for what you need with other players, or occupy another player's Province to 'liberate' the required Resources. 

To expand and develop adjacent Provinces, you must first gain and place your Influence markers in them. After you have placed your Influence, you may then build Military units, buildings, caravans, and more. 

If you do not wish to go through the trouble and expense to develop your own Influence in adjacent Provinces, you may instead decide to move your Legions into these Provinces to 'bestow upon them the benefits of your enlightened leadership'. In other words, you can attempt to pillage, occupy, or convert this Province to your cause.

The Roman player first moves one of his Triremes to Mare Africum. He then transports three Legions from Italia to attack the Egyptians in Cyrenaica!
The Roman player first moves one of his Triremes to Mare Africum. He then transports three Legions from Italia to attack the Egyptians in Cyrenaica!
Heroes and Wonders give a player special abilities and extra levels on the Leadership Tracks.
Heroes and Wonders give a player special abilities and extra levels on the Leadership Tracks.

As you grow your empire and/or acquire new Heroes and Wonders, you will be moving your Empire's track marker up the Trade, Culture and Military tracks. The leader in each track gains additional powers and benefits.  

You can win the game through:

Culture by building the Great Pyramids
Culture by building the Great Pyramids
Trade and Growth by attaining five Heroes and/or Wonders
Trade and Growth by attaining five Heroes and/or Wonders
Military by controlling four Capitals and/or Legendary Cities
Military by controlling four Capitals and/or Legendary Cities
Politics by claiming all three Trade, Culture and Military Leadership Titles.
Politics by claiming all three Trade, Culture and Military Leadership Titles.

Mare Nostrum is a deep game of resource development, trade, and strategy.  

Backers will be able to choose an English, French, German, Italian, Polish, or Spanish language edition on the Kickstarter survey at the end of this campaign. 

Click Here to download a Draft Copy of the Mare Nostrum Rules from our website.

ADD ONS - We are offering some very nice Add-Ons that you can add to your pledge. These are not required to play the game, but enhance your playing experience and raise your stature in the eyes of all your friends!

How to add an Add-On: If you want an Add-On to your pledge, go to the "manage my pledge" button on the top right side of this page. Include the Add-On's cost to your pledge amount (ex. base pledge $65 + $8 dice + $45 chips = $118 pledge).  You will then confirm what you paid for when we send you the Kickstarter survey at the end of the campaign. We will manufacture enough Add-Ons to cover all Kickstarter pledge supporters. You cannot pay for just an Add-On, if you did not pledge for Mare Nostrum - Empires.Add-On Shipping: Please add shipping (ex: $8 to Euro countries and the USA) for the Giant Game Map, since it will be sent separately in a mailing tube. All other expansions are shipped for no extra shipping costs with each Mare Nostrum pledge.   

Game & Rules Overview by NVS Gameplays
This video was done by an independent group that wanted to test Mare Nostrum - Empires. Luckily, they loved the game and gave a in-depth rules and game-play overview.

EARLY DELIVERY 

If you back us on Kickstarter, you will receive the game several weeks before the games arrive in any other retail outlets! 

SHIPPING

English Language Games:
Continental USA, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain - Free Shipping.  
Canada, Alaska, Hawaii & US Territories - Please add $10 for the first game and another $8 for each additional English language Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map. Your games will be shipped to you from Toronto.
European Union - Please add $20 for shipping and VAT.
Switzerland and Norway please add $25 for shipping and VAT.
All European countries please add an additional $8 for each additional Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map. Your games will be shipped to you from Germany.
Australia, South Korea - Please add $25 for the first game and another $8 for each additional English language Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map. Australian games will be shipped from Sydney and South Korean games will be shipped from China.
China - Please add $15 for the first game and another $8 for each additional English language Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map.
Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand - Please add $20 for the first game and another $8 for each additional English language Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map. 
New Zealand, Japan, India, Philippines - Please add $35 for the first game and another $8 for each additional English language Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map.Russia, Brazil, Belarus - Please add $40 for the firs game and another $20 for each additional English language Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map.All other International Locations - Please add $50 for the first game and another $20 for each additional English language Mare Nostrum, Fief, Freedom, 1812, 1775, Conflict of Heroes game, or Add-On Giant Map. Your games will be shipped to you from the USA.

Jeux en français:
France, Belgique, Suisse, Québec - Frais de port offerts
Continental USA et Canada - Merci d'ajouter $10 pour un jeu + 8$ pour chaque jeu supplémentaire à votre soutien (Mare Nostrum, Freedom, 1812, 1775 ou bien un jeu de la série Conflict of Heroes).
Union Européenne - Merci d'ajouter $20 pour un jeu + $8 pour chaque jeu supplémentaire à votre soutien (Mare Nostrum, Freedom, 1812, 1775 ou bien un jeu de la série Conflict of Heroes).
World Wide - Merci d'ajouter $50 pour un jeu + $10 pour chaque jeu supplémentaire à votre soutien (Mare Nostrum, Freedom, 1812, 1775 ou bien un jeu de la série Conflict of Heroes). Ces prix sont susceptible de varier en fonction du cours du dollars. Vos jeux seront livrés par ASYNCRON games depuis la France.
Vous pouvez contactez ASYNCRON games à l'adresse sav@asyncron.fr pour toute question concernant les frais de port.
Service client : Vous pouvez contactez ASYNCRON games à l'adresse mare.nostrum@asyncron.fr pour toute question relative à Mare Nostrum et/ou à la campagne Kickstarter.

Deutsche Ausgabe des Spiels
Deutschland - versandkostenfrei
Europäische Union - bitte addiere $20 für zusätzliche Versandkosten. 
Schweiz und Norwegen - bitte addiere $25 für zusätzliche Versandkosten.
Außerhalb der EU - bitte addiere $50 für zusätzliche Versandkosten.
Für jedes weitere deutsche Exemplar von Mare Nostrum, 1775 oder Conflict of Heroes addiere 8$ für zusätzliche Versandkosten. 
Riesenspielplan - addiere 8$ für zusätzliche Versandkosten.
Deine Spiele werden Dir vom Schwerkraft-Verlag aus Deutschland zugesendet.

Kunden, die deutsche Ausgaben der Spiele gepledged haben, erhalten ihren Service und Versand vom Schwerkraft-Verlag: http://www.schwerkraft-verlag.de/kontakt/

Per il gioco in lingua italiana:
Italia
- spedizione gratuita
Unione Europea
-per favore aggiungi $20 di costo di spedizione e $8 per ogni copia addizionale di Mare Nostrum. I giochi in lingua italiana, pubblicati e gestiti da Giochix, verranno spediti direttamente dall’Italia. Nessun problema di tasse e di dogana.
Le spedizioni dell’edizione italiana verranno gestite da Giochix, così come il servizio clienti. Se hai domande o commenti da fare in italiano puoi farle sulla piattaforma giochistarter, dove c’è una sezione dedicata a Mare Nostrum in lingua italiana.

Edycja polska:
Polska - darmowa dostawa kurierem
Unia Europejska - proszę dodaj $20 dla dostawy kurierem, niezależnie od liczby zamówionych gier. Wszystkie wysyłki będą realizowane z Polski.

Wydawcą polskiej edycji gry jest Wydawnictwo PHALANX (www. phalanxgames.pl). W razie jakichkolwiek pytań związanych z przebiegiem akcji prosimy o kontakt za pomocą formularza: http://www.phalanxgames.pl/kontakt/

Juegos en Español:
España - Transporte es gratuito a toda España, incluyendo; Baleares, Canarias, Ceuta y Melilla.
Portugal - Transporte gratuito (Península)
Union Europea - Por favor añada $20 a su contribución para transporte. Añada $8 más por cada copia adicional de Mare Nostrum, Fief, o 1775.
Add-ons: añada $8 si ha seleccionado 1 ó 2 add-ons, añada $16 si ha seleccionado 3 ó 4 add-ons, añada $24 si ha seleccionado 4 ó 5 add-ons, a efectos de este transporte los diferentes tipos de add-ons son combinables por lo que si por ejemplo se ha elegido el add-on de miniaturas, el add-on de fichas y el add-on de dados son 3 add-ons y habría que aportar $24, los mimos que habría que aportar si se seleccionasen 3 unidades del add-on de Mapa Gigante. La empresa encargada del envío será Ediciones MasQueOca, España.
Brasil, México, Centro y Sudamérica - Por favor añada $35 a su contribución para transporte. Añada $16 más por cada copia adicional de Mare Nostrum, Fief, o 1775. Add-ons: añada $16 si ha seleccionado 1 ó 2 add-ons, añada $32 si ha seleccionado 3 ó 4 add-ons, añada $48 si ha seleccionado 4 ó 5 add-ons, a efectos de este transporte los diferentes tipos de add-ons son combinables por lo que si por ejemplo se ha elegido una unidad del add-on de miniaturas, una unidad del add-on de fichas y una unidad del add-on de dados son 3 add-ons y habría que aportar $24, los mimos que habría que aportar si se seleccionasen 3 unidades del add-on de Mapa Gigante. La empresa encargada del envío será Ediciones MasQueOca, España. 

 Todas las dudas relacionadas con la Edición en Español del juego Mare Nostrum serán atendidas por el editor de la edición Española Ediciones MasQueoca por favor contacten a traves del siguiente email MareNostrum@MasQueOca.com

The above game component list does not include many of the stretch goals that have been unlocked! You will receive ALL unlocked stretch goals FREE. 

Risks and challenges

English language worldwide game pledge customer service and shipping will be handled by Academy Games.

Service client : Vous pouvez contactez ASYNCRON games à l'adresse mare.nostrum@asyncron.fr pour toute question relative à Mare Nostrum et/ou à la campagne Kickstarter..

Kunden, die deutsche Ausgaben der Spiele gepledged haben, erhalten ihren Service und Versand vom Schwerkraft-Verlag: http://www.schwerkraft-verlag.de/kontakt/

Le spedizioni dell’edizione italiana verranno gestite da Giochix, così come il servizio clienti. Se hai domande o commenti da fare in italiano puoi farle sulla piattaforma giochistarter, dove c’è una sezione dedicata a Mare Nostrum in lingua italiana.

Wydawcą polskiej edycji gry jest Wydawnictwo PHALANX (www. phalanxgames.pl). W razie jakichkolwiek pytań związanych z przebiegiem akcji prosimy o kontakt za pomocą formularza: http://www.phalanxgames.pl/kontakt/

Todas las dudas relacionadas con la Edición en Español del juego Mare Nostrum serán atendidas por el editor de la edición Española Ediciones MasQueoca por favor contacten a traves del siguiente email MareNostrum@MasQueOca.com

Academy Games will attempt to answer all Kickstarter supporter questions. But language specific questions must be directed to our foreign language partners. They are 100% responsible for processing and shipping your language specific orders. Our non-English partners are all well established companies with excellent track records. However, Academy Games has NO control over our non-English partners and can take no responsibility for their order fulfillment.

Academy Games and Asyncron:
Our first three Kickstarter projects, '1775 - Rebellion', 'Freedom - The Underground Railroad', and 'Fief - France 1429' were very successful. Our growing success with each new project brought about new challenges, from which we learned a lot. Our last project 'Fief - France 1429' was so successful, that we unlocked all of our stretch goals. Although this added a lot of value, it also added unforeseen development and production delays. However, our supporters agree that the end results were worth the wait. Online Forum and BoardGameGeek ratings and comments are very high and positive.

With Mare Nostrum, all stretch goals and game expansions have been fully developed and play tested. Most of the artwork is finalized and manpower has been scheduled and set aside to make sure that Mare Nostrum - Empires will ship in a timely manner world wide.

We appreciate your Kickstarter support, which allows us to continue to create unique and high quality games. A small company such as ours could not survive without your support and love for the hobby.

Thank you,
Uwe Eickert
Academy Games
2201 Commerce Drive
Fremont, Ohio 43420
info@AcademyGames.com
419-307-6531

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