I’ve long been a fan of the dice rolling game Roll Through the Ages. When I first opened the box, I found the component quality to be surprisingly high for a dice game. Add on to that the fact that Roll Through the Ages has some quick and engaging game play and you have a game that often makes it to my tabletop.
Eagle/Gryphon Games has finally decided to release a sequel to Roll Through the Ages. At first I thought this was an expansion, but it turns out it’s a full blown follow up to thier hit game. Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age is the newest offering to this dice rolling line. So what’s this new game about? Glad y0u asked!
From the Kickstarter page:
It’s now the Iron Age and you are still rolling! Do you build provinces, raise armies, and conquer barbarians or build ports and ships to gain trade goods? Explore the strategies of Greece, Phoenicia, and Rome as you erect monuments, fend off disasters, and strive to feed your people.
Roll Through the Ages: the Iron Age gives players different ways to build their empires: the Trade and Naval strategies of the Phoenicians, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and the engineering prowess and gradual absorption of new provinces by the Roman Republic.
Grab those dice—including the Fate die—and prepare to build the greatest empire as you continue to Roll through the Ages!
Interesting enough, in addition to the Iron Age sequel, the Kickstarter campaign also comes with a free, limited edition Mediterranean expansion. I do like that this additional expansion comes with the kickstarter pledge because at a cost of $55, it’s a bit on the pricey side compared to the original Roll Through the Ages. However, knowing the component quality of Roll Through the Ages, I think the money will be well spent. The Iron Age sequel is scheduled to be in backer’s hands in June of 2014. You have until Friday, Dec 13th to become a backer so head over there today if you are interested.