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Epoch – Early Inventors

Number of players 2-4 Player Age 12+ Duration 45 min. per player

Epoch – Early Inventors takes you back in time to the Stone Age and Bronze Age. Recreate history and follow your own path!

You explore the landscape. You gather raw material to develop tools and skills to make your actions more efficient. You fish for food and hunt for hides. You trade with other players, you walk and paddle and you try to appease the gods.

Do you have it in you to become a legend amongst your tribe?



Epoch – Early Inventors is very thematic and tries to stay as close to reality as possible. I even have a group of archeologists from Leiden University who help me with this aspect. You can develop tools like axes, knives, bows, fishing poles and spears. But also skills like rope making, casting bronze and tanning. You can then use these tools and skills to get better at gathering food, fishing, hunting, butchering, working and exploring.

If you would like, you can take a look at the provisional game rules.


Epoch - Tiles


Reviews prototype

There are already some reviews of the prototype:

‘The replayability of this game is really immense!’ (English)JPlay

‘Do you enjoy planning a few moves ahead and figuring out a way to get the resources you need one turn before one of your opponents?’ (English)Opinionated Gamers

Rated: 8 out of 10! ‘Hat man sich aber erstmal in das Spiel eingearbeitet (was spätestens nach drei Partien der Fall sein dürfte), braucht man die Übersichten kaum noch und man wird mit einem fesselnden Spiel belohnt, das die Stein- und Bronzezeit am Spieltisch hautnah wieder aufleben lässt. Klasse!’ – (German) Spielkult

‘Epoch – Early Inventors ist sehr gut ausbalanciert und sorgt so für spannende und im Endergebnis meist knappe Partien.’ (German)Spiele und Spieler

‘(..) you can feel the atmosphere of the early inventors of humanity.’ – (Polish)For2Players

‘This game has a “sandbox” feeling to it in that you are not directed to any specific strategy – (Bulgarian) BigBoxGamers

‘Every time you play this game, you discover new strategies (..).’ – (Dutch) E&E’s Spellenmolen


Epoch - Box


I have canceled the Kickstarter project, despite all the good reviews. I want to make it as easy as possible to play this game the first time and provide the best possible player aids, before I want to publish it.


In a few words

Epoch Early Inventors in a few words:
– Discover, gather, trade, develop, offer.
– A lot of different strategies.
– Highly thematic.
– Modular game board.


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