The Board Game
2nd Century LAND is a strategic board game for 2,3,4, or 6 players where every card is based on real people, real places, and real events from 199 to 100BCE.
Choose one of the dominant nations of the time, acquire important cities, and gain political power. Collect resources and spend them to increase your knowledge, build ancient monuments, mobilize your troops and attack a city to capture hostages, or gain other strategic advantages. Manage your resources well; 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. Should your capital city fall, you are out of the game.
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 the revolt of the Maccabees to the overthrowing 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, for 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.
Its 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, overshadowed by what came before, and what came after.