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Store:  Strategy Games, Sale
Theme:  Science Fiction
Format:  Board Games

Globopolis


List Price: $39.95
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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 90-180 minutes 2-5

Designer(s): Michael Lasher

Manufacturer(s): Globopolis

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Product Description

On December 13th, 2097, an asteroid approximately 1.5 km wide smashed into northwestern Wyoming with an estimated force of over four gigatons, spewing millions of tons of dust and debris into the atmosphere. Yet more significant, this cataclysmic event destabilized the super-volcanic region within what was Yellowstone National Park. The day immediately following the asteroids impact, the greatest volcanic eruption in at least 650,000 years compounded the magnitude of the calamity enormously. The global winter that ensued persists to the present day as sulfuric ash and soot continue to block out the suns radiation and contaminate fresh water sources. This new era in the history of humankind was called AGD: After the Global Disaster.

A perpetual state of anarchy and chaos ruled throughout the first five years of the new era. In 6 AGD however, a new regime in the form of a benevolent dictatorship-known as the Alliance of Governors-succeeded in reinstating relative order. In the 4th decade AGD, the Ultra-light Component Production (UCP) industry brought about a global economic revival while supplying pre-fabricated interlocking components for the construction of Globopolis, the global city in space. Today, hundreds of enormous complexes in geo- stationary National Space orbits above each territory on the planets surface comfortably sustain a population of over five million.

Despite the immeasurable loss of life on the planet that the radical climate change has caused, humankind has adapted to the challenges of the new environment far better than most had ever considered possible. Although life on the surface is generally limited to indoor activity due to the toxic ash in the air, most people live comfortably in interconnected UCP community housing complexes with hydrogen heating. When leaving their homes, people have a variety of transport possibilities including hydrogen powered cars and buses, maglev trains, planes and the Orbital Rocket Shuttle Service. Most communities have pre-fabricated subsistence greenhouse kits, complete with high yield, genetically engineered seeds, grow lamps, infrastructure, equipment and accessories, all conveniently provided by the two Independent Territories of Israel and India. Entertainment, communication, education and commerce are all conducted via the Supranet. Life goes on.

Globopolis is a highly interactive game of territorial acquisition, economic development and aggressive takeover. Imagine a Global-opoly game, with aspects of Risk and resources. Throw in Mission, OPs and Influence cards that players tactically employ against one another at opportune times for that surprise "trump" effect, and a unique and highly praised mechanic to take over opponents territories using 10, 8 and multiple 6-sided dice -- and you begin to get the idea. Add in Network Infiltration Agents for a slightly more complex level of play and employ some of the numerous rule variations as you like, and you're hooked! Globopolis does have a lot to it, and thats what makes it so much fun! For families and hardcore gamers alike, Globopolis is a game that enthusiasts can play countless times and still have a great time with over and over again, because every game is surprisingly different from the last.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Michael Lasher

  • Manufacturer(s): Globopolis

  • Artist(s): Frank Weichselgartner, Dominic Schiwy

  • Year: 2002

  • Players: 2 - 5

  • Time: 90 - 180 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 1,583 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are printed in English. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.

Contents:

  • The Globopolis game board
  • Two handy Quick Reference Cards (QRCs) that neatly summarize all game rules
  • Supplementary 24 page book
  • 1 twenty-, 1 twelve-, 1 ten-, 1 eight-, and 12 six-sided pearl effect dice
  • A 90-second timer
  • 5 Governor playing pieces
  • 5 CRF pieces
  • 25 double and 50 single Agent pieces in five colors each
  • cards:
    • 36 Title
    • 21 OPs
    • 12 MISSION
    • 32 INFLUENCE
    • 120 Currency cards
  • 75 Base Plates in 5 colors which depict Territory ownership
  • 275 stackable Resource and 44 Economic Development pieces

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 1 in 1 review


 
 
 
 
 
Too bad they don't have negative scores.
April 23, 2003

This game is terrible. I love advanced games of all types from Risk, Civilization to Puerto Rico and Settlers, but this game is just plain bad. We spent about two+ hours trying to figure out the rules and just set up the game. Then playing it? Forget it! it was the bad parts of monopoly meets risk with everything done wrongly. By the way this game is based on the United Nations concept of the world and believe me, its skewed.

Leave this game alone. Spend your money elsewhere.

 
 
 
 
 
by Michael Lasher
From the Author
November 15, 2002

Thanks for your interest in Globopolis!

Globopolis is a highly interactive game of territorial acquisition, economic development and aggressive takeover. Imagine a Global-opoly game, with aspects of Risk and resources. Throw in MISSION, OPs and INFLUENCE cards that players tactically employ against one another at opportune times for that surprise Trump effect, and a unique and highly praised mechanic to take over opponents territories using 10, 8 and multiple 6-sided dice - and you begin to get the idea. Add in Network Infiltration Agents for a slightly more complex level of play and employ some of the numerous rule variations as you like, and youre hooked! Globopolis does have a lot to it, and thats what makes it so much FUN! For families and hardcore gamers alike, Globopolis is a game that enthusiasts can play countless times and still have a great time with over and over again, because every game is surprisingly different from the last.

For more reviews and details on the game you can visit www.globopolis.net

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