Average Playtime: 8 hours

Through the Ages

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

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

“Through the Ages is simply phenomenal.” – Drew Massey from GFB 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.
● Explore the many paths to victory.
● Manage your resources carefully.

● Learn the game rules with a funny and engaging tutorial.
● Compete with your friends online.
● 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, Tzolk'in to name just a few. We expanded into the realm of digital board games with Galaxy Trucker and now with the Through the Ages adaptation.
Release date
Czech Games Edition
CGE digital
Czech Games Edition s.r.o., CGE Digital
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X version 10.8 or better
  • Processor: Intel 1.6 GHz single core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 ghz processor single core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2 ghz processor dual core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

4.0 and up
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Last Modified: Sep 13, 2019

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Through the Ages reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Pretty buggy the Game, even at the lightest level the AI always seems to get the Cards it needs right now. Strange is also the Starch calculation, in Combat a 3:3 always counts as lost to Humans, but when it comes to getting something, then a 3.3 always counts for AI. So with such and similar Bugs, the Game is more of a Scam for the AI, thus completely nullifying the fun of The Game ... Wars, if you are allowed to start one, are completely in vain ... Nothing is destroyed or Points in Research, Culture etc ... Detracted, not even the defeated Army is lost, Wars are just useless ... You just have more to click, otherwise nothing happens! I have now played about 7 Hours with an AI on the lowest LvL and am already fouled, don't want to know what bad Advantages the AI gets on the heaviest LvL ... All of this can only be viewed negatively, because it is not fair in any Way. Another Shortcoming: In the Tutorial I was able to raise my Troops several times for Coloning, in the Game Itself this is no longer possible, if you have chosen only 2 Troops, if you already stand as a Loser, nothing more with an Increase in the Troop requirement for Colonization. Verdict: Game seen ... Bought..... Played..... And uninstalled again, since Frustration is higher than Gameplay, no Wonder (apropo Miracle, the AI builds without Resources 3 or 4 Miracles, how does that work?) with all the Cheating and The Unfairness! PS: Another Bug discovered ... Restlessness: Man loses some of his Resources! AI ignores this and continues to play without losing any! There are more and more Bugs!
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Through the Ages has long Been one of the great Classics among the "Civ" games, which are about the Leadership of a Civilization from Antiquity to Modernity. The digital Version takes advantage of all The Advantages of the Medium to give the board game a new Flavor here. The difficult Rules are conveyed in one of the best and most entertaining Tutorials the Genre has ever seen. Nevertheless, the Learning Curve remains steep for Beginners. Finding The right balance between Food and Building Material, between research and religion, between civil and military Construction, remains a major Challenge even after several Games and the AI is not easy to overscore even at the lowest Level. Please more of the same, Czech Games!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
What else is to be said? For Years we have been playing Vlaada'S Games and are once again enthusiastic about the Ideas, the Humour and the Implementation as a Game. Through The Ages is no Exception here. Great Game with excellent Implementation and a very funny Tutorial, which brings you quite close to the Rules of the game. CGE is also showing for the second time what a Board Game Implementation must look like. As with Galaxy Truckers, the Company has given a lot of Thought to Implementation, Presentation and multiplayer mode. From Pass-and-Play to asynchronous and synchronous Multiplayer. If you just want to enjoy the Game, you can let off steam at custom games and Challenges. If DungeonLords and MageKnight were to come, (almost) no Wishes would be left.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
You have to be Patient already. After a feeling 20 Games, I finally won at the easy Level. This is also because, despite the excellent Tutorial, you need some Games to understand the Game Mechanics. First Lesson: There are many Paths to the Goal, but you can't tread them at the same time. :) I didn't know the Games in the tabletop version before. But you get a Clue that the app version makes it much easier for you to Take account. ;) The Game is very lovingly worked out and just Fun. As a Beginner, you also get Hints here and there if you haven't used certain Resources in a Round. This is also very helpful at first. However, I would still like to see these Notices disabling later.
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