...it's the year 2099.
The polar ice caps melted 10 years ago, resulting in a rapid increase in the world's sea level.
Cities drowned, the world's plains turned into lakes, mountains became islands.
Whole populations were wiped out.
The food shortage brought the wars...
Now we are all divided into 5 main alliances, where each one fights for the last remaining pieces of land.
Each one struggles to reach the pivotal point and control...The 5th Land
The 5th Land is a Resource Management & Wargame hybrid where the players build alliances, backstab, accumulate resources and ultimately fight each other on the field (militarily) and on the world markets (financially) in order to be the first to control 5 lands on the map.
Our objective was to make a strategy board game that could stand up to any advanced stategy board game, yet be played in 30~45 minutes, instead of 2-3 hours.... (each additional player adds about 15-20 minutes to the game's length).
So after more that 300 playtests (not counting In-House testing) we've managed to produce a game that is very simple to learn (5 minutes) but... devising a winning strategy will take a more calculated approach. You need to carefully consider what actions will advance you and put your opponents at a disadvantage. You need to weigh many different pathways to victory, including the financial collapse of your opponent as you attempt to control The 5th Land.
You'll love The5thLand... but don't take our word for it.
Click on the Reviews from some of the most famous board game reviewers and read their thoughts...
In The5thLand, each player represents one of the 5 main alliances that formed after the seas rose, whose aim is to occupy 5 lands, by controling the worlds resources, bankrupting their enemies and ultimately by war.
Each Round consists of 4 main Actions where the players have the opportunity to:
- Extract the resources from the territories they occupy.
- Build Military units (Land/Air/Navy).
- Trade on the world markets, Resources and Weapons.
- Move military units around the globe to achieve a strategic advantage and Attack when the time is right...
Additionally each player has a specific Nation Advantage that can give him the upper hand, when the time is right...
The World Map consists of 10 different 'Megatiles' that can be setup in 11.664 different map permutations...
Each Megatile, consists of Land and Sea tiles each one with a different combination of resources.
The5thLand is a big & heavy board game which consists of a HUGE world map (32" / 80cm) and over 250 Playing Pieces, more specifically...
And finally, to the 150+ people who playtested the game and helped us make it what it is today, a very big THANK YOU!
Risks and challenges
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