World War Iv: One World, One King
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World War IV: One World, One King is a strategy board game intended for 3 to 5 players age 14 and up.
The year is 3126 A.D. Humanity is on the brink of extinction. World War III bombed civilization back to the Dark Ages. Hundreds of years later new global powers rise from the ashes of a shattered Earth.
Kings of five major nation-states send their armies to battle among the ruins. These kings must act quickly to unite all mankind under a single leader. Lost technology is reverse engineered in a massive arms race, and the rediscovery of atomic weapons is right around the corner…if used again the human race will not survive!
Conquer the world in an epic game of battles, strategy and assassination!
Game includes over 400 plastic playing pieces, a fully illustrated deck of Random Event Cards, a quad-fold map gameboard, cardboard counters and reference cards, plastic mini-poker chips, dice and rulebook.
The game concept is a classic strategy wargame, but with a chess-like King piece for each player that serves as a focal point for attack and defense. A powerful Spy unit provides reconnaisance and lets your army focus its efforts on the battlefield...or the Spy can work undercover in a plot to assassinate the enemy King directly!
Never the same game twice!
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| The theme of this game is simple. WWIII wiped out civilization and now 5 nations have rebuilt themselves out of the rubble. You play a king of one of the nations trying to unite the world. Interesting game mechanics, hundreds of nice miniatures and an entertaining background story make this my top game of the year. Only drawback is finding people willing to invest 4+ hours to play the game.