Today I am covering yet another excellent digital adaption of a board game. I am sorry if I am sounding like a broken record but they keep coming. Through the Ages is the newest game from Czech Games Edition. The game is available for both Android and iOS and will cost you $10 USD but it well worth it.
Through the Ages is a complex game that will take you some time to learn (if you are new at it) and to play. Although that is the case, the game is very, very enjoyable and a great investment. If you are unfamiliar with the game, here is a brief overview from the press release.
“Through the Ages is a civilization building game of the name by Vlaada Chvatil. Each of up to four players attempt to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military. Weakness in any area can be exploited by your opponents. The game takes place throughout the ages beginning in the age of antiquity and ending in the modern age.”
3 levels of AI opponents for solo play.
Online multiplayer asynchronous games.
Ability to play with a friend online or on the same device.
Original board game rules or a streamlined digital version.
A dozen challenges requiring different strategies.
When you first begin you will go through a fantastic tutorial that will slowly take you through the game, the basics, and what you need to understand and do in the game. The graphics and game interface are fantastic. It works well on both small and large screen devices. There is a lot going on in the game and after going through the tutorial you should come away with a good idea on where everything is and what you need to do.
There are some many options and decision you have to make in the game that the replayability of the game is very high. I have enjoyed playing the game, I just wish I had more time to enjoy it. Digital board games are going crazy right now. Just a couple of years ago, we had hardly any, now we have some great options to choose from.
Through the Ages is one of the best one out there right now. It plays well, the game interface is nicely done, and you can play alone or against others online. I have no problem recommending this game!