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Store:  War Games
Theme:  Alexander the Great
Genre:  War & Combat
Format:  Board Games

Successors: The Battles for Alexander's Empire

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Play Time Players
180+ minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Richard Berg

Manufacturer(s): Avalon Hill

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Product Information

  • Designer(s): Richard Berg

  • Manufacturer(s): Avalon Hill

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 180 or more minutes

  • Weight: 1,470 grams

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 3 reviews

Best AH game for overall mix of strategy and fun
June 22, 2002

Our game group plays this as often or more often than Settlers, Tigris, Civilization, Age of Renaissance, etc..

Although some strategies repeat, the ability to execute these startegies changes every game with starting combination of generals (in 3 player game) and the luck of the tyche cards.

You definitely require the revised rules (errata) from webgrognard though to avoid gaps in the original rules.

June 02, 2003

Very good game but you must be broad minded and ready to read a rule book (a book indeed) that has a lot of information. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Complex and confusing! Need time to rest fter reading. But it is a good game and has much potential. PLease get it if you have a lot of time on your hands, otherwise don't waste your money or time.

Excellent components but rules are a little confusing
November 03, 2000

This game takes first prize for a beautiful mapboard and high quality game components. The play is fairly interesting and I highly recommend using at least 4 players. Basically, players move small numbers of military forces commanded by one of Alexander's succeeding generals around the map conquering provinces and attempting to gain control of Alexander's body for burial. If you're a gamer that like to maneuver moderate or large amounts of military units, this game is not for you. Starting units are very few and reinforcements are hard to come by. It is very easy to be eliminated early via only one or two unsuccessful battles. The only other downside to the game is the rules. You must go to web-grognards and download the updated rules errata as the original rules are filled with holes. Even so, the rules take some study--as with many Avalon Hill games. Overall good game, not one of the best, but great if you like this time in history.

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