The official adaptation of Vlaada Chvátil’s strategy classic, the second best board game ever according to the Board Game Geek website.
“If you are looking for a civ game, this is the game! This is one of the best games of all time.” – Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
“Through the Ages is simply phenomenal.” – Drew Massey, Giant Fire Breathing 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.
- Many paths to victory.
- Manage your resources carefully.
- Learn the game rules with a funny and engaging tutorial.
- Compete with your friends online or on the same device.
- 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 and Tzolk'in to name just a few. We expanded into the realm of digital board games with Galaxy Trucker and now with this Through the Ages adaptation.
- Minor fixes in cards and achievements
Ratings and Reviews
This is a shining, stand-out example of how to implement a digital version of an already amazing board game. The changes made in the digital rules are slight but massively speeds up digital gameplay and, of course, the game also has the original, unaltered ruleset if you are a purist. The game looks a lot better in motion than it does in screenshots, though I wish the game's iconography was a bit better; it can be hard to see how many workers you have in building. That said, there really are few other points of criticism you could level against this: The AI ranges from pretty strong to borderline unbeatable, the tutorial is amusing (though the comment about women perhaps a bit out of place, if you don't understand that it's a quote from Ghengis Khan) and, crucially, every single bit of the game has made the transition - which is no small feat given the complexity. Well done CGE!
Fun game, worth the price.
As a long time board game player this is the first iOS game I’ve purchased related to board games. This is easily the most expensive game I’ve paid for on iOS and this is the most fun I’ve had on the phone.
I thought the tutorial was amazing. Simple, but so effective in instructing me how to play and while being entertaining and informative. This might be the best tutorial I’ve ever gone through. I almost think every board game should offer an iOS tutorial to help decipher what I imagine is a time of a rule set for this game.
The gameplay is great, I’m a big fan of games like Agricola and Puerto Rico and this has all the resource management I wanted.
It is buggy, however, and crashes all the time. So I hope the team will continue to optimize the app as it is pretty annoying. In saying that it resumes from where I was so no harm done.
Great game and app even though it’s pricey as far as apps go.
Excellent board game implementation
Have played a number of games, although not on line yet, and am really enjoying it. I was already a big fan of the board game so was looking forward to how this was implemented.
The tutorial was really well done and a good refresher for me. I think that if you did not know the game beforehand then you could learn it from the tutorial. Saying that the game is quite heavy due to the number of paths you can take so to master it you would need to play a few games and expect to have a hard time.
Overall a very good game.
- Czech Games Edition s.r.o.
- 136.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2014 Czech Games Edition
- In-App Purchases
- New Leaders and Wonders £4.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.