Discover the world, develop your technology and build your empire!
The First War is an empire-building game for 2 players using discovered terrain, four types of pieces and a technology tree.
In The First War you discover the world as well as significant
technological developments to make every turn a different problem to figure out.
Whoever who can best read and forecast the trends and find the best efficiencies will triumph.
One of the main ideas is to explore the feasibility of combat without dice or any other random factor (such as cards). So if the dice hate you, this is your game! Instead, players must contend with the vicissitudes of board discovery, position and changes to the basic rules (via technology) as the game goes on.
The four types of units:
Hunters – your attackers!
Farmers – excellent defenders who also grow food
Healers – restore the sick and wounded
Artificers – researching new technologies
The five types of terrain on the 96 hexagonal tiles:
Fields – best for farming
Forest and Plains – best for hunting
Mountains – contain minerals useful for technology