The Card Game
LAND is a card game of strategy for 2 to 6 players where every card is based on real people, real places and real events of a specific century.
This first edition of Land focuses on historical events of the 2nd century BCE.You begin by choosing a nation and find its capital city from the “New Land” draw pile.
On your turn, you collect resources, and then spend those resources to increase your knowledge, build ancient monuments, mobilize your troops or attack a city to capture hostages or gain other strategic advantages. Don’t spend all your resources; you never know what unforeseen expenses you may encounter!
You win the game by climbing the influence ladder while defending your capital city and protecting your leaders.
2nd Century BCE
This is a tremendous period in history. Alexander the Great has been dead for over a hundred years and his vast kingdom is divided. The violent and ambitious Roman Republic is about to redefine the true meaning of power. It is a time of massive change and civil unrest. From the complete destruction of Carthage to the last Macedonian king, from to the revolt of the Maccabees to the overthrow of Asoka the Great`s dynasty.
This is the world you and your friends inherit when you play LAND 2nd century BCE.
But do not despair, it was also a time where, art, literature, philosophy and science flourished rapidly. It’s a century that produced great inventions such as the astrolabe and the earthquake detector from the Han dynasty.
It’s people accomplished feats of engineering and astronomy such as calculating with astonishing accuracy the distance between the earth and the moon.
We chose this period because despite its wonders, it is a period many people know very little about. We pay very little attention to this forgotten middle child, over shadowed by what came before, and what came after.