We are no strangers to empire and civilization building games here. In the past, we’ve reviewed both Eight Minute Empire and Civilization. We also named Nations as our game of the year for 2013. In short, we love us some civ games. So whenever I come across a new empire building game, I always stop and take a look. Recently, I stumbled across Historia on Kickstarter. This civilization game promises to be both easy to learn and has a quick playing time, something that can be a rarity in this genre.
From the Kickstarter Page:
A set of action cards is available to help guide the players through their civilization. Each card has a powerful effect. Used action cards form a discard pile from which they will be drawn back into a player’s hand once the revolution card is played. Players have to determine the right moment to play an action card as well as the best order in which to play them. Advanced actions become available when the player’s civilization advances in technology.
The civilization strength is represented by power cubes, which are spent and recovered during the player’s turn. There are also leaders, advisors, and wonders. Leaders provide objectives that allow players to score additional victory points. Advisors provide special powers and must be discarded after use. Wonders can be used, once per turn, to give a variety of bonuses.
While the game board doesn’t look very flashy, the game’s premise and rules seem solid. I’m looking forward to checking this one out. If you’d like to become a backer, a $60 pledge will get you a copy of the game as well as the Kickstarter exclusive expansion pack. The game has already hit its funding goal and is well on its way to unlocking a bunch of stretch goals. Historia is scheduled to be in backers hands in November of 2014 and you have until Thursday, July 17th to become a backer, so head over today and check it out.