Articles in this category focus on modern games, both video games as well as physical card games, board games, and roleplaying games, that are inspired by the ancient world.
A melding of ancient myth and science fiction, Lords of Hellas is an excellent, fast-paced board game with high production values.
All good things must come to an end. I wrap up this series on Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey with a look at the associated books.
We finish up our chores in Phocis, talk to Herodotus at Thermopylae, and then head over to Athens, the greatest city in Greece.
It’s been a while, but we finally head off to Phocis, where we explore the Panhellenic sanctuary of Delphi and meet the Oracle.
Having decreased the Athenians’ hold over the Megarid, it’s time for one final push to get them out and secure the region for the Spartans.
On the loading screens, the game presents you with randomized “hints”, including historical tidbits. Let’s look at those for a moment.
After sailing away from Cephalonia, our first stop on the mainland is the city of Megara, oddly referred to as “Megaris” in the game.
Continuing our adventure, we explore the island of Cephalonia. Comments on ancient Greek mercenaries, clothing, architecture, and more.
Set around the start of the Peloponnesian War (431 BC), Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey offers an interesting take on ancient Greece.
Iliad is a competitive card game for 2 to 6 players inspired by Homer’s battle epic. While the theme is light, I warmly recommend it.