Asmodee will release Lautapelit’s Civilization-style board game Nations in the United States in December.  Nations is the latest in a long line of games that promise to deliver the experience of rebuilding the history of human civilization in a short playing time.

In Nations, players seek to guide their civilizations through history, starting in the stone age and ending at the dawn of World War I.  Players must strategically use their resources and people to grow their nations while responding to unpredictable events.

The game includes a plethora of components: multiple game boards, over 300 cards, tokens, blocks, counters, and a scoring pad; which it needs to justify the $99.99 price tag.  However, it promises strategic depth with a playing time of only 40 minutes per player, with up to five participants possible.  A solo version is also included in the box.

Nations was presented at last month’s Spiel fair in Essen, Germany, to a very favorable response.