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In May we’re releasing Imperium: Classics and Imperium: Legends, two standalone deck-building civilisation games designed by Nigel Buckle and Dávid Turczi. Today on the blog we’re looking at the Arthurians, by which we mean legends around King Arthur, a British leader who supposedly led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th Century CE. The Arthurian deck is rather different to the others in Imperium. We’ve taken a distinct approach to interpreting the legend, going back to the Welsh folklore rather than using the modern legends in films and books. We have incorporated these stories to craft our own version which you can explore playing the Arthurian deck, which is one of the most challenging in Imperium (we rate this deck 5 out of 5 in terms of difficulty).Continue Reading
In May we’re releasing Imperium: Classics and Imperium: Legends, two standalone deck-building civilisation games designed by Nigel Buckle and Dávid Turczi. Today on the blog we’re looking at the lost empire of Atlantis, first mentioned by Plato in around 360 BCE as a legendary state. As a fictional civilisation, we’ve incorporated a number of different ideas about Atlantis, as well as putting our own personal spin on them.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the group of ancient nomadic tribes from Siberia known as the Scythians. They flourished from 900 BCE to 200 BCE, and during that time extended their influence over the whole of Central Asia, from China to the Black Sea.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at one of the more unusual and complex civilisations to play: the Olmecs, the earliest known major Mesoamerican civilisation (approximately 1500 BCE to 400 BCE). One thing to note is that we have used the Spanish names for the regions in the Olmec deck because no one knows what the Olmecs called them.Continue Reading

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In Imperium, you are going to take the reins of a nascent civilisation and attempt to lead it to greatness, expanding its dominion, developing its technology, and propagating its culture. Each civilisation has its own unique set of strengths and challenges, and mastering the game requires you to manage these amidst ever-changing circumstances.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the Minoan civilisation. This island empire flourished from around 3000 BCE to 1400 BCE on the Aegean Islands and in particular Crete.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the Ancient Macedonians. In the 4th Century BCE, they briefly became the largest empire in the world under the reign of Alexander the Great, stretching from Greece to India. As we state in the rulebook, the Minoans, the Greeks and the Macedonians all represent different, and sometimes overlapping, subgroups of Ancient Greeks.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the ancient civilisation of Rome, one of the largest empires in the ancient world containing roughly 20% of the world’s population at the time. The Rome deck covers the Roman Republic (509 BCE – 27 BCE) and the Roman Empire (27 BCE – 476 CE)..Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the short-lived but extremely impactful Qin Dynasty of Imperial China, an empire that lasted from 221 BCE to 206 BCE. In Imperium, the Qin deck considers their rise to power, and so also covers the preceding Zhou Dynasty and the Warring States Period in general.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the Celts, who were a collection of different tribes who shared a common language and other cultural similarities rather than a cohesive empire. For the purposes of Imperium we have combined the Gauls (who lived in modern day France) with the tribes from Britain and Gaelic Ireland.Continue Reading

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