A downloadable game

ASCII Empires is a board game in which 1–7 players lead early Mediterranean civilizations through antiquity by advancing science and culture, constructing buildings and interacting through trade or conquest. The game is named for its use of text-based visuals inspired by the 1967 ASCII character encoding standard.

In this “roll-and-write” game, each civilization's progress in various fields and their production and use of resources are marked on a piece of paper, the Empire sheet. Each turn begins with rolling of five dice. During a brief round of diplomacy, some dice may be rerolled; the players then proceed to use the results to mark their sheets. When any of several possible game end conditions is triggered, points are calculated and the player with the most points wins

In addition to the print-and-play files, you will need pens or pencils and 5 six-sided dice (3 of one colour and 1 each of two different colours).

Updated 3 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
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AuthorStorm Glass Studio
Tagscivilization, roll-and-write


ASCII Empires rulebook 386 kB
Player sheet (colour) 876 kB
Player sheet (greyscale / ink-sparing) 873 kB