Through the Ages

By Czech Games Edition

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The official adaptation of Vlaada Chvátil’s strategy classic, the second best board game ever according to the Board Game Geek website.

“If you are looking for a civ game, this is the game! This is one of the best games of all time.” – Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower

“Through the Ages is simply phenomenal.” – Drew Massey, Giant Fire Breathing Robot

This is your chance to make history. You begin with a small tribe. As you expand your farms and mines, you lay the groundwork for technological advancements, better governments, and grand wonders. Your military might supports your political skill as you guide your civilization to greatness.

- One of the greatest board games of all time.
- Hundreds of cards to build a mighty civilization.
- Many paths to victory.
- Manage your resources carefully.

- Learn the game rules with a funny and engaging tutorial.
- Compete with your friends online or on the same device.
- Defeat clever computer opponents of various skill levels.
- Play with the original board game rules or a streamlined digital version.
- Enjoy single-player Challenges requiring different strategies.

Czech Games Edition has produced over 20 board games and expansions, including many award-winning titles for enthusiastic players: Alchemists, Dungeon Lords and Tzolk'in to name just a few. We expanded into the realm of digital board games with Galaxy Trucker and now with this Through the Ages adaptation.


What's new in Version 1.3.1

- Improved stability of online and offline games
- Politics of Strength event bug fix
- Blue token shortage dialog for aggression and events
- other minor improvements



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Customer Reviews

Great Adaptation & Challenging AI

This game is a near-perfect implementation of the board game, and just as fun. The AI plays an extremely strong game considering how complex the game is. I usually play a 4P Expert AI game, and I've only won once so far. I love the challenge. Speaking of which, I haven't attempted any of the "challenge" modes in the game. I'm having too much fun trying to beat the AI. Also, I love the async rules for online play. They speed up what would otherwise be a tedious experience. (Note to readers: the online async rules are optional).

The only thing that would make this game better is expansion leaders and wonders. Please release them ASAP!!!! I'm kind of tired of Michaelangelo.

Oh, and feedback about the game in general. I feel like early Aggressions are almost non-existent in this edition of the game. I don't think the card discard penalty is strong enough to make players think twice about defending. In the old edition, you had to sacrifice soldiers to defend, which was far more difficult a decision. I understand why the change was made, but it's almost too easy to defend when you are 2-3 points back now. Suggestion: If you choose to discard a card to defend, perhaps each card costs you one military action the following round? That would be a much tougher decision for me, and would increase aggressions without forcing unit sacrifices.

Keep up the great work!

Poor 32-bit Optimization

This app is the best implementation of a board game I’ve ever played, and I’ve played a lot of them. Combine that with the fact that the board game is solidly designed (there’s a reason it’s rated so highly on BGG), and you have a must-play app.

Unfortunately, the game was poorly optimized for 32-bit devices (iPad 4 and lower); it constantly crashes. So, if you have only a 32-bit device, you’ll likely be frustrated by it. Otherwise, dive in without reservation!

If the devs manage to eliminate crashes on 32-bit devices, I’ll increase my rating to 5 stars. But until they do (multiple updates since release still haven’t helped), I can give it only 3 stars.

Well Done

Very polished! Succeeds in every way I had hoped. If you enjoy the boardgame, you will love this. Takes 4hours to play the boardgame and so I just don't get the opportunity. With this app I can get a complete game in 20 minutes. Great support. 2 updates already. Ability to move forward and backwards through turns to find the right combination of plays - really is improving my strategies. One of my all time favorite apps! Definately one of the best boardgame to app implementations you will find.


Through the Ages
Download for Free 3 Archived versions available

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • iTunes Price: $9.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2017
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 122 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Czech Games Edition
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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