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Unplug and Play at the Library

One night a month and the occasional Saturday, we invite you to turn off your TV, cellphone, computer, and video games--unplug!--and join others to play board games at the library. Choose from our collection of 150+ games or bring one from home to share. Light refreshments are provided for program participants.
  

  On Display in the Library  


Age of War

Age of War contents

(images and game description from boardgamegeek.com)

Age of War is a quick-playing game of conquest. Fourteen cards are laid out at the start of the game, each showing one castle and the symbols required to conquer this castle, with the symbols separated into battle lines. Each castle belongs to a clan, with some clans having only a single castle and some having up to four castles.

A player starts his turn by rolling seven dice, the six sides of which show archery, cavalry, daimyo, and 1-3 infantry. He then selects a card and uses the symbols rolled to conquer exactly one of the battle lines on this card (by placing the appropriate dice on that line). If he can do this, he then rolls the remaining dice, ideally conquering another line; if he can't conquer a line, he removes one die from play, then rolls again. His turn ends when either he conquers every line on the card (in which case he claims it) or he no longer has dice available to roll.

Each card is worth a number of victory points. You can conquer cards owned by other players, but you need to conquer an additional daimyo line in the process. If a player owns all the castles of one clan, however, those castles are secure and cannot be stolen. What's more, these castles are now worth more points because you've united the clan under one ruler (you) and strengthened your hold over Japan.

When the last card is claimed, players tally their points, and whoever has the highest score wins.


Age of War

Game Designer: Reiner Knizia

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games

Number of Players: 2-6

For ages: 14 and up

Duration: 15-30 mins


Age of War is on loan for display will be available to play at the February Unplug & Play meetings.


Board games are displayed in the Unplug & Play display case between the Main Desk and the elevator. Look for a new game every month!