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Year Published
2011
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(52 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
75 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(8 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(15 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Olympos
Alternate Names
オリンポス
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Description Edit | History

Philippe Keyaerts scored gold with Small World, a new version of his Vinci that was released by Days of Wonder in 2009 to great acclaim and numerous awards. With Olympos, coming from French publisher Ystari Games, Keyaerts has another go at the simplified civilization game. The playing time for Olympos is only 60-90 minutes for 3-5 players, but says Ystari's Cyril Demaegd, "Even if it's a short game, it's a gamer's game."

Players take actions based on their position on a time track, along the lines of Peter Prinz' Thebes. (Says Demaegd, "This is mainly a coincidence because Philippe designed this game years ago.") By spending time, players take actions, with the choices being expansion or development. Expanding brings new settlers onto the game board, which depicts Greece and Atlantis, which lets you conquer territories and thereby acquire resources.

Development takes place on the game's discovery board, with players either buying new scientific discoveries – such as medicine or phalanxes – or building architectural wonders. Each discovery brings you new powers, such as an upgrade in military strength due to the phalanx, and each wonder earns you points.

A player's piety is measured by discoveries, and the most pious player might be rewarded during the game by one of the nine gods included. Similarly, the less pious players might be punished by those same gods.

The replayability of Olympos is huge, says Demaegd, as the discovery board and gods in play will be different each game, not to mention the territories you're able to conquer.

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English/French first edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2011
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
2.78 pounds
English, French
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Polish/Japanese edition
Publisher: REBEL.pl
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2011
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
Japanese, Polish
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German first edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2011
Size: 12.40 x 8.90 x 2.87 inches
2.33 pounds
German
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English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2011
Product Code: RIO 452
Size: 9.00 x 12.50 x 3.00 inches
2.80 pounds
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4 Olympos Scoring Aid
Player aid for scoring in Olympos. Four player aids on one page.
English
2014-12-04
2 RESUMEN OLYMPOS.
Traducción del resumen realizado por Kratos38.
Spanish
2013-03-11
4 Olympos' stickers
Print this PDF on a adhesive sheet, cut the different squares and paste it on zip bags. Allows to organize and identify the zip bags and save time during the setup of the game.
English
2013-01-17
2 Etiquettes
PDF a imprimé sur une feuille autocollante. Permet d'organiser ses sachets, de les repérer et de gagner du temps lors de l'installation.
French
2013-01-17
2 Olympos Tile/Card Summary in Traditional Chinese
Tile/Card Summary in Traditional Chinese in 1 page. Also include some reminder of setup and actions.
Chinese
2012-04-05
11 Olympos_2 Player Variant
Olympos: Official 2 Player Variant
English
2012-01-10
0 Olympos_Regolamento in Italiano
Regolamento di Olympos tradotto in italiano. Ho mantenuto il layout originale
Italian
2012-01-03
0 Olympos_espansione Oikumene ITA
Prima espansione del gioco Olympos tradotta in Italiano. Ho mantenuto il layout originale.
Italian
2012-01-03
0 Olympos_Foglio per il Punteggio
Foglio per il calcolo finale del punteggio. Ho mantenuto il layout originale.
Italian
2012-01-03
0 Olympos_FAQ ITA
FAQ Ufficiali tradotte in Italiano. Ho mantenuto il layout originale.
Italian
2012-01-02
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 559
Strategy Game Rank: 311
Num Ratings: 1891
Average Rating: 7.07
Standard Deviation: 1.24
Num Views: 188352
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 66
Personal Comments: 502
Users Owning: 2267
Users Wanting: 171
Users Trading: 97 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 3363
Plays This Month: 14
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Average Rating 7.24
Average Weight 4.00
Num Owned 97
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Wishlist 27
Comments 6
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Num Ratings 147
Average Rating 7.40
Average Weight 2.81
Num Owned 680
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Wishlist 65
Comments 49
Year Published 2011
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Garrett's Games 281 - OlympOs, China online, and Biblios
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2011-10-02
Olympos (Ystari): Spiele-Podcast Nr. 117
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2011-08-27
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