Board gamers are getting very excited as the release of the classic Through the Ages draws nearer. Now, we have the first trailer of the game, and it looks good. Through the Ages is a fantastic board game that has you building a civilization by drafting cards. As with every civilization game, you will research technological advancements, great wonders, but also use military might to ensure you make your civilization great. The game spans most of human history: you can start from the pyramids and go all the way to space flight. However, the game is challenging, and you'll have to learn the ropes first before figuring out how to send your people to space. The good thing is that the mobile version of the game will come with an extensive tutorial, which I'm sure many will need.

The app will come with 3 AI levels, for those who like to play solo, but also online asynchronous multiplayer as well as hot-seat multiplayer. And there will also be different challenges for you to complete. The port looks quite good, and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one. The game releases September 14th and will cost $9.99 with no IAPs.

  • IpadGamer

    Looking forward to this one, but the 4 out of 5 weight rating on BGG has me a bit cautious. My most complex game is Agricola (about a 3.5) and I rarely ever get my wife to play with me due to the tension it provides. For those who know, how does TTA compare with something like Agricola in terms of overall complexity and tension?

    • onebigdoor

      i would say it's similar in weight to Agricola. biggest problem with the table version is downtime while players struggle with analysis paralysis. the game uses an action point system, and while other players decide how to use their action points, it can be quite boring. if your wife doesn't like Agricola this isn't going to thrill her. it's comparable complicated and doesn't even have sheeples!

      • IpadGamer

        Thanks! I'll keep enjoying 'gric on the iPad, but I'm not sure I'll get TTA. It sounds like something I'd enjoy, but the complexity will be too much for her. I may bite given the three levels of AI. But we'll see.

      • onebigdoor

        you should grab it. it's a wonderful game and a very interesting take on civ. there used to be an online java version, and two other friends and i were massively hooked.

      • IpadGamer

        Thanks for the encouragement. I've currently got 35 boardgames apps on my iPad, and that doesn't include the 5-10 that aren't currently installed. So...chances of me adding it are pretty high. But I may wait until the Holidays, so that I have time to learn a slightly complex new one over my end-of-year vacation time.

  • Jonas Meier

    i would say it's similar in weight to Agricola. biggest problem with the table version is downtime while players struggle with analysis paralysis. the game uses an action point system, and while other players decide how to use their action points, it can be quite boring. if your wife doesn't like Agricola this isn't going to thrill her. it's comparable complicated and doesn't even have sheeples!

  • bigmama

    Thanks! I'll keep enjoying 'gric on the iPad, but I'm not sure I'll get TTA. It sounds like something I'd enjoy, but the complexity will be too much for her. I may bite given the three levels of AI. But we'll see.

  • MeTaLiX

    Thanks! I'll keep enjoying 'gric on the iPad, but I'm not sure I'll get TTA. It sounds like something I'd enjoy, but the complexity will be too much for her. I may bite given the three levels of AI. But we'll see.