What Ancients Begat is a complete (~15 hour) game of family generations surviving the rise of western civilization. Survival is the ultimate goal. The sub-goals, you choose, build their story. Experience an abstract telling of the lives of our earliest recorded ancestors.
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Veröffentlichung: 7. Juni 2013

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"Multiple-choice interludes with long-term effects on your in-game family. Recommended for fans of choice and consequence."

Reviews

"An engaging combination of board game mechanics and pure storytelling, 7 Grand Steps is an addictive telling of one family's journey through history."
Gamespot

"...it’s so clever that you can’t help but love it."
Indie Statik

"7 Grand Steps hides a deeply strategic experience behind its deceptively simple and charming graphical appearance, ...immersive and engaging gaming."
GGS Gamer

"...entirely apart from the hundreds of games that have passed through my PC..."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"...I walked away from it as though I was telling a story that reached through time."
G4TV

"It's a simple looking game, but -- I found myself unable to stop."
KillScreen

Über dieses Spiel

What Ancients Begat is a complete (~15 hour) game of family generations surviving the rise of western civilization. Survival is the ultimate goal. The sub-goals, you choose, build their story.


Experience an abstract telling of the lives of our earliest recorded ancestors. Part board game, part machine, part nod to computer games of yore, it begins with a simple mechanic. Spend tokens to traverse the wheel of life. Earn tokens by tempting the jaws of death. Then, like layers upon a pearl, game play expands, introducing fresh tactics and strategies which, turn by turn, drive a sophisticated, emergent narrative. How you play defines the lives of one family's generations through the changing ages.


An enormous tableau of ancient western culture awaits your exploration:


  • Core Mechanic - Back and forth tactics, across four social boundaries, to win legend points.
  • Family Strategy - Romance. Raise children. Rite of Passage.
  • Family Drama - Tales in the life. Sibling rivalry. Failed branches. Graveyard of ancestry.
  • Grand Legends - Earned over generations, they strengthen your family: Discoveries and Invention. Social Advancement. Heroics.
  • Ruling Games - City Administration. Warring Kingdoms. Imperial Senate.
  • The Challenges of an Age - Special for each social level. Survive and overcome, to enter a new age.

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.5.8
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.5.8
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Januar
Die Idee war erstmal interessant doch wird es nach ein paar Stunden sehr repetiv und es fühlt sich mehr und mehr nach Zufall an.

Man fühlt sich als würde man im Casino jedesmal nur am einhändigen Banditen stehen und schauen ob die Familie diesmal durchkommt.

+ Interessant
- Zufall
- Repetiv
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Januar
Wer ruhige Geschicklichkeitsspiele mag, wird an diesem Spiel sicherlich gefallen finden.
Das Prinzip ist einfach: Man steuert eine Familie über mehrere Generationen und verfolgt ihre Aufstiege und ihre Fehlschläge.

Es bedarf einiges an Zeit, um wirklich voran zu kommen. Runde für Runde zieht man Spielsteine, entscheidet darüber, was die Spielfiguren machen und sorgt dafür, dass diese nicht zu weit zurückfallen - und aus dem Spiel ausscheiden.
Hierbei muss der Spieler dafür sorgen, dass die Dynastie weitergeführt wird, es werden also Kinder in die Welt gesetzt, welche wiederrum mittels Spielsteine bestimmte Fertigkeiten erlangen - was ihnen später hilft, im ausgewachsenen Alter gewisse Vorzüge zu genießen. Mal steigt man in der Gesellschaftsschicht, mal fällt man - und dann braucht man auch die richtigen Partner - das Verhältnis zu diesem beeinflusst die Fähigkeiten des späteren Nachwuchses - sofern sich dieser überhaupt einstellt.

Manchmal etwas repetativ, aber insgesamt ein angenehmes Spielprinzip, welches durchaus fesseln kann, wenn man sich darauf einlässt - und dann auch nur für ruhige Gemüter gedacht.
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14 von 17 Personen (82%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Juni
The game is okay, but the price is absolutely ridiculous. I got this in a bundle and paid less than a dollar for it, and it's been worth that much. But there are literally thousands of other games I would buy before this one at full price.

Essentially, you control a family from ancient times as they make their way throug the ages. The entire game happens in this weird wheel segment, with tokens representing your husband and wife moving around on it. The game mechanics boil down to spend coins to move clockwise on the game board, and collect "legends", points that go towards earning discoveries, which can give you technological advances, earning you big chunks of coins, or help you move to the outer rings of the wheel, where you have more movement options. You have children, and spend coins to boost their skills. These skills help them earn more coins when they take over the family line. But as far as I can tell, that's about it. It's an endless cycle of earning and spending coins. The story elements aren't compelling at all, as they come in tiny fragments and don't seem to affect anything visibly. Like I said, mildly distracting, but far from addictive and not worth twenty bucks.
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16 von 21 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
18.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Januar
Worth playing if only for the interesting game mechanics alone. It does strangely manage to capture the feeling of a family struggling to survive and prosper across the ages. Having your only child die is heartbreaking. Having two spouses who both love each other feels incredibly rewarding. But I don't see how they could sustain this across another game, let alone a total of seven.
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11 von 13 Personen (85%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
7.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. März
Not a very complex game - good for playing during slow times at the office or when multitasking. Don't ever purchase at full price or you will be sorely disappointed.
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