Each year at Court an event is held which sends ripples throughout the world of theater: the Munificent Theatrical Festival. Troupes from the far reaches of the Kingdom present their shows, hoping to win the favors of his lordship, the King Leonus XIV, who presides over the festivities.
Each year, everyone wonders what state of mind the King will be in - will he be in a joyous and laughing mood? Is he expecting a light and funny show, a comedy which will fill his heart with happiness?
Or, quite the opposite, will he be gnawed by melancholy and thus be more affected by a deep and dramatic play, a tragedy which will reveal to him the depths of the human soul?
Those who know how to satisfy his expectations will leave with a light heart and a coin pouch filled with beautiful Ecus, which will be enough to ensure their theatrical adventures for the year to come..
In Historia, the players guide their civilization through 12,000 years of human history, from the first sparks up to the development of Singularity. Civilizations discover new technology and expand over the planet; they trade with more developed neighbors to import new technologies or exploit the land to have more power for future actions.
Civilizations develop their military and wage wars with each other. They build wonders to make their civilization stand above others and to eventually attract tourists and newcomers to their land to follow their leaders and use their national advisors.
Historia is a civilization game for 1-6 players that takes 25 minutes per player. A set of action cards is available to the players to guide their civilization, and used actions form a discard queue from which they are taken back into a player's hand during the game.
Wars and raids are carried out in a non-disruptive way. When modern times have been reached or the Singularity technology developed, the game ends and the player with the most VPs wins.
A solo Historia variant with A.I. bots is also available.
Flavor text: History is made by strong leaders and wise advisors, by conquests and discoveries, by wars and trade and amazing wonders. Historia is made by you.