Introducing Mare Nostrum - Empires!
Play as one of five leaders of the Ancient World: Caesar of Rome, Hammurabi of Babylon, Cleopatra of Egypt, Pericles of Greece, and Hannibal of Carthage as you strive for Cultural, Military, or Commercial dominance of the Ancient World. Recruit Heroes and create Wonders, expand trade caravans, build cities to collect taxes, construct temples, and build the Pyramids to display your stature in this world and the next!
Academy Games and Asyncron Games are proud to introduce their newest game: Mare Nostrum - Empires. In it, you and up to four friends will attempt to lead your individual empires to greatness and glory.
The game board represents the Mediterranean Basin, separated into Provinces and Sea Zones. Each Province includes Resources, plus Caravan, Market, Temple and City development spaces.
Gather trade resources to build heroes and wonders to expand your economic power. Goods are gathered from caravans and Markets during Phase 1 and traded with other players in Phase 2 each turn. The Trade Leader establishes the structure of Trade each turn.
Heroes and wonders are recruited or built during Phase 3. Mare Nostrum includes a number of such Heroes and Wonders, each providing a specific benefit once recruited. In this phase the Cultural Leader chooses the order in which units are built!
In Phase 4 move your triremes and legions to influence neighboring provinces or attack your enemies. The military leader decides in what order players are able to move and attack!
Victory can be achieved in a number of ways:
Gather power and influence in Mare Nostrum and lead your Empire to greatness!
Mare Nostrum Atlas Expansion
Once again the prophecies come to pass: the Atlanteans, lead by their King Atlas, are determined to assert their dominance on the Mediterranean Sea. Lured by the prospects of war, new heroes such as Chiron the Wise and Pegasus the Spirited appear. Their unique capabilities may curry the favor of the gods on your Empire.
Prove your military prowess, your devotion to the gods, or your economic influence to gain powerful bonuses such as new military units, divine interventions, and rewarding economic events.
You may also play the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage in the exciting two-player mode.
The five included expansions to Mare Nostrum - Empires merge History and Myth into one world. Your time has come to make your achievements worthy of Legend!
These miniatures are an upgrade for Mare Nostrum - Empires.
Add to your gaming experience with 3D Buildings for the Caravans, Markets, Temples, Cities, Capital & Legendary Cities counters found in 'Mare Nostrum - Empires'. These miniatures are perfectly sized for use with the game and make gathering your resources during the Trade phase easier!
Set includes 17 Temples, 9 Capital & Legendary Cities, 10 Cities, 43 Caravans, and 29 Markets.
Add to your gaming experience with 3D Buildings for the Caravans, Markets, Temples, Cities, Capital & Legendary Cities counters found in 'Mare Nostrum - Empires'. These miniatures are perfectly sized for use with the game and make gathering your resources during the Trade phase easier! Set includes 17 Temples, 9 Capital & Legendary Cities, 10 Cities, 43 Caravans, and 29 Markets.
This Giant Map is an upgrade for Mare Nostrum - Empires!
Enhance your gaming experience with the Giant Map Mat for 'Mare Nostrum - Empires'. This vibrant, full color map features high definition graphics on a fabric top with a rubberized backing that will grip table surfaces and give plenty of elbow room for each player. The Giant Map Mat comes with the 6th Player Iberian Peninsula already attached making it fully compatible with both 'Mare Nostrum - Empires' and the 'Atlas Expansion'!
PLEASE NOTE: The Giant Map Mat is currently out of stock in Australia. Orders can be placed for this item to Australia, but additional international shipping, above what is charged on the website, will be required to ship the product. Please contact us directly for more details! -Updated 4/7/17.
Download the Epic Mare Nostrum - Empires Scenario, English Language, PDF. -Updated 9-11-18
Download Heroes of the Daedalus Labyrinth - KS Exclusive Heroes in English
Download the Empires Rulebook in English
Download the Atlas Expansion Rulebook in English
Download the Empires Rulebook in Dutch
Download the Empires Rulebook in Korean
Download the Atlas Expansion Rulebook in Korean
Download the Empires Rulebook in Japanese
Download the Atlas Expansion Rulebook in Japanese
Download the Empires Rulebook in Russian
Question and Answer Forum on Board Game Geek
"All in all I’m extremely happy with this game." - Alexander, The Player's Aid
"Mare Nostrum: Empires has a lot to offer players of all genres." - Nick South, Gaming Trend
"It’s loads of fun." - Sam E., Indoor Archipelago
It’s just a good, well balanced, INTERESTING game!Cody Carlson, The Discriminating Gamer
This game is excellent, this game is superb!Marco, MarcoWargamer
I highly recommend Mare Nostrum - EmpiresThe Kwarenteen
Very, very intuitive and plays very smoothly.Board to Death TV
The [game] is tight, mechanics are easy, but the system has a lot of play within it.Bart 'The Chief' Brunscheen, Bonding with Board Games
Enjoyed it! Can't wait to play again!D&E Miniature and Board Games
FUN! It's a FUN game.Cody Carlson, The Discriminating Gamer
A masterpiece of a game!Marco, MarcoWargamer
Great player interaction.Board to Death TV
I think this game is fantastic!The Kwarenteen