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From the humble beginnings of civilization through the historical ages of progress, mankind has lived, fought and built together in nations. Great nations protect and provide for their own, while fighting and competing against both other nations and nature itself. Nations must provide food and stability as the population increases. They must build a productive economy. And all the while, they must amaze the world with their great achievements to build up their heritage as the greatest nations in the history of mankind!

Nations is an intense historical board game for 1-5 players that takes 90-180 minutes to play. Players control the fate of nations from their humble start in prehistoric times until the beginning of World War I. The nations constantly compete against each other and must balance immediate needs, long-term growth, threats, and opportunities.

Victory points (VPs) are mainly gained by building up a great Heritage during the game, and through Wonders and Buildings at the end of the game. The game lasts eight rounds, and the nation with the most VPs wins.

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, United States
Abu Bakr 573-634, Arabia
Alfred Nobel 1833-1896, Sweden
Alhazen 965-1040, Fatimid Caliphate
Anna Komnene 1083-1153, Byzantine Empire
Archimedes 287-212 BCE, Syracuse
Augustus 63 BCE-14 CE, Roman Republic
Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881, Great Britain
Boudica 30-61 CE Celtic England
Buddha 563-483 BCE, Nepal
Cyrus the Great 600-530 BCE, Persia
Eleanor of Aquitaine 1137-1204 France
Elizabeth 1533-1603 England
Florence Nightingale 1820-1910, England
Frederick the Great 1712-1786, Prussia
Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Tuscany
Genghis Khan 1162-1207 Mongolia
Hannibal 248-183 BCE, Carthage
Harald Hardrada 1015-1066, Norway
Hatshepsut 1508-1458 BCE, Egypt
Isabella 1451-1504, Spain
Lin Zexu 1785-1850, China
Mansa Musa 1280-1337, Mali
Marco Polo 1250-1325 Venice
Marie Antoinette 1755-1793 France
Marie Curie 1867-1934, Poland and France
Martin Luther 1483-1564, Saxony
Montezuma 1466-1520 Aztec Empire
Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527, Florence
Peter the Great 1672-1725, Russia
Pocahontas 1595-1617, Powhatan Chiefdom
Qin Shi Huang 259-210 BCE, China
Saint Augustine 354-430 CE, Roman Empire
Sejong the Great 1397-1450, Korea
Shaka Zulu 1787-1829, Zulu Kingdom
Simon Bolivar 1783-1830 Venezuela
Suleiman I 1494-1566, Ottoman Empire
Sun Tzu 544-496 BCE, China
Thomas Aquino 1225-1274 Sicily
Tokugawa 1543-1616 Japan

Battle of Agincourt 1415, England vs France
Battle of Ain Jalut 1260, Mamluks vs Mongols
Battle of Austerlitz 1805, France vs Austria and Russia
Battle of Borodino 1812, France vs Russia
Battle of Cajamarca 1532, Spain vs Inca
Battle of Cannae 216 BCE, Carthage vs Rome
Battle of Hastings 1066, Normans vs Anglosaxons
Battle of Issus 333 BCE, Macedonians vs Persians
Battle of Kadesh 1274 BCE, Egypt vs Hettites
Battle of Manzikert 1071, Seljuks vs Byzantines
Battle of Noryang 1598 Korea and China vs Japan
Battle of Poitiers 732, Franks vs Arabs
Battle of Poltava 1709, Russia vs Sweden
Battle of Tanneberg 1410, Poland vs Teutonic order
Battle of Thermopylae 480 BCE, Greeks vs Persians
Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Britain vs France
Battle of Tsushima 1905, Japan vs Russia
Battle of Waterloo 1815, Coalition vs Napoleon
Constantinople 674-678, Umayyads vs Byzantines
Crossing the Alps 218 BCE, Hannibal
Fall of Constantinople 1453, Ottomans vs Byzantines
Fall of Louisburg 1745, Britain vs France
Fashoda Incident 1899 Britain vs France
La Noche Triste 1520, Aztec resistance vs Spain
Milvian Bridge 312 CE, Constantine vs Maxentius
Siege of Alesia 52 BCE, Rome vs Gaul
Siege of Rhodes 1522, Ottomans vs Hospitallers
Siege of Troy 1184 BCE, Hellenic states vs Troy
Siege of Vienna 1529, Austria vs Ottomans
Surrender at Yorktown 1781, United States vs Britain
The Horns of Hattin 1187, Arabs vs Jerusalem
The Light Brigade 1854, Russia vs Britain and France

Ball Court
City Wall
Coal Plant
Colonial Trading
Confucian Academy
Engineering School
Guild hall
Hydro Plant
National Park
Ocean Fishing
Penal Colony
Printing Press
Sacrificial Altar
Sewer System
Stock Exchange
Terrace Farming
Urban Center
Water Mill

Algeria 1830 (France)
Armenia 550 BCE (Persia)
Australia 1788 (Britain)
Aztec Empire 1521 (Spain)
Babylonia 539 BCE (Persia)
Brazil 1534 (Portugal)
Congo 1908 (Belgium)
Crusader States 1095 (Franks)
England 1066 (Normans)
Gaul 51 BCE (Rome)
Grand Duchy of Finland 1809 (Russia) PROMO CARD
Greenland 1000 (Vikings)
Hindu Kush 500 BCE (Persia)
Hispania 218 BCE (Rome)
Hong Kong 1842 (Britain)
Incan Empire 1544 (Spain)
India 1757 (Britain)
Israel 586 BCE (Babylon)
Libya 1912 (Italy)
Lombardy 774 (Franks)
Macedonia 146 BCE (Rome)
Nigeria 1901 (Britain)
Nubia 2040 BCE (Egypt)
Phillipines 1521 (Spain)
Prussia 1224 (Teutonic Orders)
Quebec 1541 (France)
Saharan Trade 1050 (Ghana)
Sicily 1130 (Normans)
South Africa 1652 (Dutch)
Tanganyika 1871 (Germany)
The Caribbean 1492 (Spain)
Tibet 1249 (China)
Virginia 1607 (England)

Golden Ages:
Aeneid Virgil, 19 BCE, Roman Empire
Candide Voltaire, 1759, France
Clocks 1581, Italy
Coinage 700 BCE, Lydia
Compass 1405, China
Das Kapital Marx, 1867, Germany
Divina Comedia Dante, 1321, Italy
Don Quixote Cervantes, 1615, Spain
Dynamite 1867, Sweden
Electricity 1831, Britain
Gunpowder 1040, China
Gutenberg bible Gutenberg, 1450, Germany
Heavy Plough 600, Europe
Iron Working 1500 BCE, Hittites
Kalevala Lonnrot, 1835, Finland
Magna Carta King John, 1215, England
Mahabharata 400 BCE, India
Map Making 546 BCE, Greece
Microscope 1590, Netherlands
Origin of Species Darwin, 1859, Britain
Principia Newton, 1687, England
Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare, 1595, England
Silk 3630 BCE, China
Spectacles 1284, Italy
Spinning Jenny 1764, Britain
Telescope 1608, Netherlands
The Bible Jesus, 30 CE, Jerusalem
The Odyssey Homer. 850 BCE, Greece
The Quoran Mohammed, 632, Arabia
Thermometer 1724, Germany
Three Kingdoms Guanzhong, 1323, China
Vaccine 1796, Britain

Camel Archer
Greek Fire Galley
Horse Archer
Jaguar Warrior
Machine Gunner

American Civil War 1861-1865, Union vs Confederacy
Anglo-Afghan War 1839-1842, Afghanistan vs Britain
Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Balkan states vs Ottomans
Boer War 1899-1902, Britain vs Boers
Byzantine-Arab War 634-1180, Byzantines vs Arabs
Cortes Expedition 1519-1521, Spain vs Aztecs
Crimean War 1853-1856, Allies vs Russia
Dutch Liberation War 1568-1648, Netherlands vs Spain
First Crusade 1096-1099, Crusaders vs Muslims
Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871, Germany vs France
Great Northen War 1700-1721, Coalition vs Sweden
Hundred Years War 1337-1453, England vs France
Hunnic Invasions 420-469 CE, Huns vs Rome
Hyksos Invasion 1600 BCE, Hyksos vs Egypt
Imjin War 1592-1598, Korea vs Japan
Mongol Invasions 1206-1368, Mongols vs all
Mughal Invasion 1526, Mughals vs India
Napoleonic War 1803-1815, Coalition vs Napoleon
Opium War 1839-1842, Britain vs China
Parthian Wars 66 BCE-217 CE, Rome vs Parthia
Pelopponesian War 431-404 BCE, Sparta vs Athens
Punic Wars 264-146 BCE, Rome vs Carthage
Reconquista 711-1492, Spain vs Granada
Thirty Years War 1618-1648, Protestants vs Catholics
Three Kingdoms 220-280 Wei, Shu and Wu China
Vandalic War 533-534, Byzantines vs Vandals
Viking Raids 793-1066, Vikings vs Europe
War of Cyprus 1570-1573, Venice vs Ottomans
War of Jenkins' Ear 1739-1748, Britain vs Spain
War of the Roses 1455-1485, Lancaster vs York
Warring States 476-221 BCE, China
Wars of Alexander 335-323 BCE, Macedonia vs Persia

Alhambra 1391, Granada
Angkor Wat 1130, Khmer
Big Ben 1859, London
Brandenburg Gate 1791, Berlin
British Museum 1753, London
Chichen Itza 600-1000, Yucatan
Colosseum 80 CE, Rome
Darwin's Voyage 1836, The World
Forbidden Palace 1406-1925, Beijing
Ford Motor Company 1903, Detroit
Great Lighthouse 267 BCE, Alexandria
Great Wall 500 BCE-1500, China
Hagia Sophia 537 Constantinople
Hanging Gardens 600 BCE, Babylon
Himeji Castle 1581, Japan
Krak des Chevaliers 1170, County of Tripoli
Machu Picchu 1462, Inca
MIT 1861, Massachusetts
Notre Dame 1345, Paris
Moai Statues 1250-1500, Easter Island
Petra 500 BCE, Nabatean Kingdom
Piazza San Marco 829, Venice
Porcelain Tower 1424, Nanjing
Potala Palace 1694, Tibet
Pyramids 2150 BCE, Egypt
Red Fort 1648, India
Royal Society 1660, London
Sankore University 1327, Mali
Sistine Chapel 1480, Vatican
Solomon's Temple 960 BCE, Jerusalem
South Pole Expedition 1911, Antartica
Sphinx 2532 BCE, Egypt
Statue of Liberty 1886, New York
Stonehenge 2500 BCE, Celtic England
Suez Canal 1869, Egypt
Taj Mahal 1653, India
Terracotta Army 209 BCE, China
The Oracle 580 BCE, Delphi
Titanic 1912, Belfast
Uraniborg 1580, Denmark
Versailles 1710, France

Historical events:
Absolute Monarchy 1665, France
African Slave Trade 1000-1936, Africa
American revolution 1775-1783, United States
Anarchism 1847, Vienna
Aryan Migration 1700-1300 BCE, India
Ashokas conversion 260 BCE, India
Assyrian deportations 1200-703 BCE, Assyrian Empire
Atilla 434-453, Hunnic Empire
Benedictine Rule 529, Italy
Black Death 1320-1350, The World
Blackbeard 1712-1718, Caribbean
Bread and Games 100, Roman Empire
Bronze Age Collapse 1200 BCE, Eastern Mediterranean
Californian Gold Rush 1848-1855, United States
Caste system Ancient times, India
Chanson de Roland 778, France
Christianity 33, Jerusalem
City Upon a Hill 1630, Massachusetts
Code of Hammurabi 1750 BCE, Babylonia
Columbian Exchange 1492, Americas
Council of Clermont 1095, France
Council of Trent 1545-1563, Italy
Crop Rotation 1500, The Netherlands
Dreyfus Affair 1894-1906, France
Dutch Revolt 1566, Netherlands
Ecological Collapse 800-900, Yucatan
Emigration 1850-1914, United States
Entente Cordiale 1904, France and England
Exodus 1447 BCE, Egypt
Expulsion of Jews 1492, Spain
Feudal dues 800-1400, Western Europe
First Vatican Council 1869-1870, Vatican
Fourth Crusade 1204, Byzantine Empire
French Revolution 1789-1799, France
General strike 1909, Sweden
Glorious revolution 1688, England
Great Exhibition 1851, England
Habeas Corpus Act 1679, England
Hajj from Mali 1324, Mali-Egypt-Mecca
Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE, China
Hanseatic Salt Trade 1474, Northern Europe
Hellenism 323-146 BCE, Realms of Diadochi
Hunt for Prester John 1165-1600,The World
Iconoclasm 730-787, Byzantine Empire
Imperial Examination 605-1905, China
Industrial Revolution 1750-1850, Great Britain
Ionian Colonisation 1050-750, Anatolia
Irish Potato Blight 1845-1852, Ireland
Jain Ascetism 600 BCE, Indus Valley
Janissaries 1383-1826, Ottoman Empire
Justinian Code 529-534, Byzantine Empire
Kangxi Era 1661-1722, China
Krakatoa 1883, Indonesia
Little Ice Age 1650, The World
Magellan's expedition 1519-1522, World
March to Moscow 1812, Russia
Martyrdom of Ali 680, Karbala
Mercantilism 1500-1750, Europe
Muntzer Revolt 1524-1525, Germany
Olympic games 776 BCE - 394 CE, Greece
Papal Indulgence 1517, Rome
Paper Money 600, China
Pax Romana 28 BCE - 180 CE, Roman Empire
Peace of God 989, Catholic Europe
Peace of Westphalia 1648, Germany
Philosophy 469-323 BCE, Athens
Pilgrims 1621, America
Qin Unification 230-221 BCE, China
Raid on Lindisfarne 793, England
Religious Schism 1054, Constantinople
Revolt: Spartacus 73-71 BCE, Roman Republic
Rigveda 900 BC, India
Romaticism 1800-1840, Europe
Sack of Baghdad 1258, Abbasid Caliphate
Salem Witch Trials 1692, United States
Scholasticism 787, Carolingian Empire
Scramble for Africa 1880-1914, Africa
Sea Peoples 1200 BCE, Eastern Mediterranean
Sepoy Mutiny 1857, India
Shang Oracle Bones 1200-1050 BCE, China
Sick Man of Europe 1853-1914, Ottoman Empire
Sokoto Caliphate 1809-1903, Africa
Song Resistance 1161, Southern China
Spice Trade 1450-1550, Portugal
Stupor Mundi 1220-1250, Holy Roman Empire
Taiping Rebellion 1851-1664, China
Taoism 300 BCE, China
Tennis Court Oath 1789, France
Tonghak movement 1860, Korea
Tulip Mania 1637, Netherlands
Vasa 1628, Sweden
Weltpolitik 1897, Germany
Women's Suffrage 1893, New Zealand
Yellow Turban Rebellion 184, China
Zanj Revolt 869-883, Basra
Zoroastrian revival 224, Sassanid Persia

Extra Info

BGID: 126042
Category: Card Game, Civilization
Time: 120 minutes
Designer: Rustan Håkansson, Nina Håkansson, Einar Rosén, Robert Rosén
Year: 2013
Artist: Paul Laane, Frida Logdberg
Product Title:
Mechanics: Variable Player Powers
Ages: 14 and up
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi, Asmodee

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