LAND, the game - 2nd Century BCE
LAND, the game - 2nd Century BCE
A card game of trade & war. Each card is based real events & people of the 2nd Century BCE affecting the game in a realistic way.
A card game of trade & war. Each card is based real events & people of the 2nd Century BCE affecting the game in a realistic way. Read more
ABOUT THE GAME
LAND is a living card game of strategy where every card is based on real people and events of a specific historical period.
This first edition of Land focuses on historical events from 199 BCE to 100 BCE. It is a combat game rich with ancient historical content.
Having only 3 playable civilizations in this first edition, it is a game for 2 or 3 players, with a 4 & 6 player variation (2 or 3 teams of 2)
Why 2nd Century BCE ?
This is a tremendous period in history. Alexander the Great has been dead for over a hundred years and his vast kingdom is divided. The violent and ambitious Roman Republic is about to redefine the true meaning of power. It is a time of massive unrest, from the complete destruction of Carthage to the last Macedonian king.
But it was also a time where, art, literature, philosophy and science flourished rapidly.
Despite its wonders, it a period often overshadowed by the stories of Alexander before it and the enduring Empire that came after.
This is the world you and your friends inherit when playing LAND the game, 2nd Century BCE.
Our goal with the artwork is to bring back to life ancient figures in ways never presented before. Take a good look at Antiochus III The Great, we want you to feel as if you were looking at a 2000 year old photograph.
The most famous of the Greek Hellenistic Kingdoms probably thanks to its last ruler, Cleopatra VII and her involvement with Rome and Caesar.
Egypt is naturally protected with deserts on both sides and cataracts in the south. The Ptolemy ruled Egypt for 300 years and rather than actively expand their domain, were more interested in creating in Alexandria the greatest, most modern and uniquely diverse metropolis.
The Largest of the Hellenistic kingdoms yet much lesser known than the Ptolemy of Egypt. Mostly remembered for Antiochus IV's persecution of the Jews in the book of Maccabees. This is a kingdom that embraced a huge amount of sheer territory. At its peak, the Seleucid realm included all the territories of Asia Minor, Syria, part of Arabia, Mesopotamia all the way to the eastern border of Alexander`s empire.
The imperial army of Rome is well known and well researched but the same cannot be said for the army of the Republic of Rome. The 2nd century BCE was a period when Rome was expanded from a regional force to a major world power. In contract with earlier periods, primary sources for this period increases dramatically coming from archaeological evidence and the writings of famous authors such as Polybius. Born during this period and having witnessed the destruction of Carthage in 146, writings of Polybius are most likely based on personal observations.
18 Territory cards
80 asset building cards
30 Event cards
20 Strategy cards
6 elephant dice (elephants are unpredictable, what can I say?)
Cardboard gold pieces
Cardboard society tokens
3 Maps to help each player plan their next move
Game Play Video
Risks and challenges
This will be our first self-published tabletop game. We are brand new to the manufacturing process and the fulfillment part.
We are currently in discussion with a few manufacturing company and in order to avoid any headaches, we will only partner with reputable companies for both, manufacturing and fulfillment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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