Civ Boardgame - Official Press Release

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Jan 28, 2002
Below is the official press release:
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Eagle Games, Inc. Plans To Release a New Strategy Boardgame in August2002 –
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame
Plainfield, IL – February 8, 2002 – Eagle Games, Inc., a boardgame
design and manufacturing company, announced that it has licensed the
rights to publish the boardgame version of the best-selling PC game,
Sid Meier's Civilization from Infogrames. The most recent title in the
series, Sid Meier's Civilization III was developed by Firaxis Games
and published by Infogrames. Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame
is scheduled for an August, 2002 release.
Finally, a boardgame version of the classic PC hit! "Sid Meier's
Civilization is widely considered to be the best computer strategy
game of all-time," said Glenn Drover, President of Eagle Games, citing
the multitude of awards garnered by the franchise over the years as
well as the 4,000,000 units of Sid Meier's Civilization software sold.
"We are extremely excited to be able to bring this computer classic to
boardgame players around the world. The quality that we put into all
of our products will do justice to the Civilization franchise and
really make the boardgame version shine."
When asked about the unique advantages of a boardgame version of a PC
product, Drover said, "Players will be able to play REAL face-to-face
multiplayer matches, the pieces will be in REAL 3-D, and the social
experience that players get when playing boardgames cannot be matched
by a computer terminal. And finally, it's just really cool to move all
those miniatures around the gorgeous antique-style map."
The Boardgame will feature over 800 detailed miniature plastic pieces
representing armies, navies, settlers, leaders, and cities from four
different historical periods (ranging from 4000 BC to the near
future). Additionally, the game will contain a colorful, gigantic 46"
x 36" gameboard featuring the artwork of Paul Niemeyer; over one
hundred cards depicting technological advances and Wonders of the
World; and three sets of rules from Basic to Advanced. These elements
immerse the player in the excitement, flavor and visual appeal of this
classic game, while providing fast, fun gameplay. Assets and reviews
of current products may be viewed on the company's
Eagle Games, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Plainfield,
IL. All printed and manufactured components in Eagle Games' products
are made in the USA.

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