Questions tagged [through-the-ages]

Through the ages is a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization though careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military. Weakness in any area can be exploited by your opponents. It can be played with 2 to 4 players.

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PvP strategy for Through the Ages [closed]

I recently purchased the Steam version of the board game so I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post my question. I’ve been successful in winning vs the AIs; however, am struggling ...
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What is the no agressive variant (Peaceful Variant)?

Yesterday I played on Board Game Arena a non agressive variant of the game. The only difference I saw was a lack of wonders of age A (that could be just luck) and no agression cards. The game itself ...
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What is timing for Global Conflicts Variant in through the ages?

When playing the Global Conflicts Variant (in the Handbook) points are awarded at the end of Ages 1,2 and 3 for relative military strength. However what is the timing of this. Does this happen as ...
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What are the major changes between Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization and the first game?

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is described as a new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. What are the major changes between the two versions?
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Do Age II or earlier events happen at the end of the game?

The front page of the "Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilization" Code of Laws says, at the end of the game: All Age III events in the current and next events deck are evaluated in any order. ...
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Can Scientific Cooperation happen when there's no science to share?

The text for the Scientific Cooperation Pact reads: Every time one of the civilizations plays a technology, it pays 2 science less and the other civilization pays 1 science. What happens if the ...
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Reign of Terror on Through the Ages

On the "Reign of Terror" event, do you lose one worker from the worker pool or the population bank?
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What should I be trying to do strategically in Through the Ages?

I played Through the Ages for the third time last night and am struggling to come up with a decent strategy to assist in winning. I am not sure if my problem is due to the random nature of the events ...