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.

What’s New

Version 2.11.47

- fixed crash in tutorial
- minor improvements of graphs

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
778 Ratings

778 Ratings

kimberlyahmtan ,

Best intro to Through the Ages - well designed app!!

Had only played the board game once before deciding to purchase the app on iPad. There are so many things to keep track in Tta - science, culture, production, military tactic, civil and military tactic - that for new players like me and my friends, it can feel a bit slow going in mastering just the flow of the game. Plus it currently plays quite long (our second game finished in 7 hours). I am grateful for this app and how it lets us familiarise with the game much more quickly in a much shorter space of time. Love the tutorial and different AI levels! Honestly, even though it takes the most processing power and battery life by far, this is absolutely my favorite game on my iPad - can’t stop playing!! :)

Israel_D ,

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.

Ogolog ,

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.

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