Greetings fans of Age games!
I am Vincent, RTS & tactical bord games player & AoE early fan.
I started a side project to create an original board game for Age of Empires license, inspired by the historical mechanics of the games.
I got a few ideas already on the general game design but what I would like is to get inspiration from the greatest players & fans of the video games.
I plan to post here every month regular updates on the project, visuals and links to download, print and play test at home
Disclaimer: it is a fan initiative and I do not intend to sell anything under the AoE brand by myself.
I played Age of Discoveries once but didn’t like it. I wish we could create something really close to the feeling of a Classic Random play in AoE, 2-4 players with resources, armies & constructions.
I think it would be easier to theme it around AoE 2&4 lores but open to all suggestions!
My first questions for you are:
- What are your favourite board & card games?
- Which video-games mechanics do you think could be translated in the board games easily and how?
- Can you think of other board games mechanics you like and would love to see adapted in an AoE game? (Eg. Catan, 7 wonders, Risk, etc…)
Thank you for your help!