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Hector and Achilles The Trojan War


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  • A colorful, exciting and fast playing card game
  • Historical theme
  • For 2 players
  • Takes about 30 minutes to play
  • For ages 10 and up
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.6 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported (Germany)
  • ASIN: B000AXMK3C
  • Item model number: 4098687
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,348 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Hector and Achilles The Trojan War is a colorful, exciting and fast playing card game for 2 players, set in classical timers chanted by Homer. One player leads the Trojan army, the other the Achean army. In a series of battles, the players try to beat their opponent. With the fortunes of war often swinging the wrong way, hard decisions may have to be made. Just when all seems lost, famous heroes from the Iliad may stand by the players to help them achieve a hard won victory. This family strategy card game is for ages 10 and up. It takes about 30 minutes to play.

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The Trojan War is a colorful, exciting and fast playing cardgame for 2 players in the times chanted by Homer. One player leads the Trojan army, the other the Achaean army. In a series of battles the players try to beat their opponent. Famous heroes of the Iliad are helping them achieving their aim. Hector and Achilles: includes 108 playing cards (96 army cards, 12 hero cards), 2 gameboards, 19 game pieces (6 divine favor markers, 6 shame markers, 6 fate tiles, 1 attacker marker), and 1 rules booklet.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt Talken on August 9, 2010
I bought this game at GenCon 2010 (a gaming convention in Indianapolis) because I teach literature including the Iliad and Aeneid, and it intrigued me. Also, it was on clearance for [...].

I played the game with my brother a couple times and I basically look at it as a more complex version of war. However, while war is a pretty mindless game, this isn't, which is why I say "more complex version." There is definitely some strategy here.

The game also has at least some educational value, as it does involve the heroes of the Trojan War, both for the Trojans, including heroes like Paris, Aeneas and Hector and for the Achaeans (Greeks) like Achilles, Agamemnon and Odysseus. The educational value is not a great reason to buy this game though.

At [...], I thought this game was definitely worth it. For [...], I think this game is still worth it if you're especially into games that have some level of historic/literary connection, but for the casual gamer, I don't think it's a great bargain at [...], especially since it is only a 2-player game as well.
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