Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age (Im Wandel der Zeiten – das Würfelspiel. Bronzezeit) nominated for Spiel des Jahres
Pegasus Spiele and Gryphon Games proudly announce the nomination of the popular civilization building dice game by Matt Leacock
Leitchfield, Germany, Monday May 31, 2010
U.S. publisher Gryphon Games and German publisher Pegasus Spiele are very pleased to announce the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) nomination of Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age (Im Wanden der Zeiten – das Würfelspiel: Bronzezeit) designed by Matt Leacock.
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age is a dice driven civilization game that is for 1-4 players and plays in 30-45 minutes. Players roll special six-sided dice that generate food, workers, or trade goods and then decide how to allocate those resources by building new cities, constructing monuments, or researching new technologies. The game components (7 over-sized dice, resource pegs and player boards) are all made of wood and add a rewarding thematic and tactile experience to the game.
Roll Through the Ages continues Matt Leacock’s recent string of successes. Matt earned international recognition (and was nominated for an SdJ last year) for his first widely published game, Pandemic (German edition also published by Pegasus Spiele). He has been playing games almost all his life and by his own admission was editing/re-designing many games at a very early age. Matt is planning on releasing a new Age for Roll Through the Ages in 2011.
Roll Through the Ages has been widely embraced by the international gaming community, and in addition to English and German, Roll Through the Ages is available in Chinese (Swan Panasia), Dutch (White Goblin Games), French (White Goblin Games), Japanese (New Games Order), Korean (Korea Boardgames), and Spanish (Gen-X Games).
Gryphon Games is one of two brands (Eagle Games is the other) owned by FRED Distribution, Inc. The Gryphon Games product line primarily features games that can be enjoyed by casual and experienced gamers alike. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age is the second game of ten in the well regarded Gryphon Games Bookshelf Series.
Specialist and board games publisher Pegasus Spiele is run by Karsten Esser and Andreas Fingernagel. Successful in business since 1993, the two run the company of 15 permanent employees located in Friedberg, Germany (near Frankfurt/M) with the help of up to 100 freelancers. Publisher of games nominated for best board game for the last two years in a row by the jury of the "Spiel des Jahres", the most prestigious gaming award worldwide, the Pegasus quality also shows in all of its 33 created and published titles.