Through the Ages


Legendary board game classic from award winning designer Vlaada Chvátil

Frequency asked questions and rumours

When was Through the Ages released?

Through the Ages was released on 26 Mar, 2018

Who was the developer that made Through the Ages?

CGE Digital were the developers that made Through the Ages

What is the back of the Scythe board for?

You can buy a “board extension” that completes the back side of the board to become a full map. It’s exactly the same as the smaller map, just scaled up to have bigger hexes. You’d need a pretty big table to use it, so it’s a luxury item you can get if you want a really giant board.18 Jan 2019

What is scythe board?

Scythe is a board game set in an alternate-history 1920S period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and Valor. In scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa.

How many turns in through the ages?

Endgame is triggered when the Age III deck becomes empty and “The game ends when the last player (the player to the right of the starting player) finishes his or her last turn.” Statistically, the game has 19 turns on average.5 Dec 2019

How long does through the ages take?

The game plays out over three primary ages, each of which adds its own set of cards, the game ends following one final turn after the Age III cards are depleted, this usually takes about 30-40 minutes, varying by player count. The player with the most culture points wins the game.28 Sept 2017

How does through the ages end?

End of the Full Game. As with your first game, the full game ends when the player to the right of the starting player finishes his or her last turn. The final scoring list from the first game does not apply here. Instead, only some aspects of your civilization will be scored.

What is the theme of through the ages?

Its theme is the development of human civilization and the players determine the progress of their own civilization in different fields including culture, government, leadership, religion and science.

What kind of board game is Scythe?

Scythe is an action selection, engine building and area control game, that blends elements from euro games together with a thematic world and allows for players to interact with each other via a map.23 Jul 2018

How long does a game of sequence take?

Plus, it won’t take all day to finish; a typical game only takes about 30 minutes. Dead card: If you run through the draw deck during play, shuffle all the discard piles together to create a new draw deck. After you’ve done so, you may encounter a dead card.17 Feb 2021

What is Scythe based on?

Scythe is based upon the 1920+ fiction world created by Jakub Rozalski. In this universe, many events have changed drastically to have led us to the contemporary current year (of 1920, supposedly.)13 Sept 2019

How long does a game of through the ages take?

The playing time has varied from 2½ hours to 3½ hours. The card row can sometimes flow in a way that there are no tough decisions for anyone, but sometimes there are several painful choices to be made, which can lengthen the turn by a minute or two.3 Apr 2012