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The Great Game

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The Great Game is a Print-It-Yourself Board Game. All components are printable png files, and the instructions are a printable pdf file.

In The Great Game, the players shape the peopling of the Solar System, from 2020 to 2120, with each decade being a turn. Players draw random agendas, and completing tasks on these agendas gains points. Play uses a standard card deck for resolution, and the results are interpreted by the players, which means anything is on the table. In the game, there are 5 Great Powers and 5 Lesser Powers who can colonize space. Powers may change during play due to player action. Each turn, new areas may open up for colonization, and colonies may become independent. The Great Game is excellent for generating near-future SF settings. With so many variables, replay value is very high, with different results each iteration.

We recommend up to four play, due to the increasing complexity of change with each player, but you can have more players if you want.

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clash B November 06, 2019 11:31 pm UTC
OK, it now is correct.
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clash B November 06, 2019 11:19 pm UTC
The page says Watermarked pdf when it is neither watermarked nor a pdf.
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This title was added to our catalog on November 06, 2019.