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March of the Ants sets up in five minutes, plays in a little over an hour, yet provides a rich world building and 4X experience in the vein of games like Eclipse and Twilight Imperium. Empires of the Earth deepens this experience while preserving everything that made March of the Ants a success.  Whether you are a veteran of the Meadow, or new to the game, this campaign has something for everyone!

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March of the Ants, first launched in 2014, was brought to life with the help of over 1,600 enthusiastic backers. Minions of the Meadow expanded the game significantly in 2017. Now we are back with our third installment, Empires of the Earth. Join us as we venture even deeper into the realm of the ants!

In March of the Ants, each player works to create a thriving ant colony, growing their nest economy and sending their ants forth into the meadow. Will your colony seek a path of symbiosis and peaceful coexistence, dedicate your colony's resources to evolving your species, or pursue aggressive expansion while challenging other ants for territory? March of the Ants is a quick-playing, dynamic, open-ended game that offers complex decision making and multiple paths to victory. 

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Empires of the Earth introduces two new mechanics and card types as well as 18 new game bending Ant cards, brought to life by some of the best board game artists in the world!

  • Sculpt a Darwinian Edge: In Empires of the Earth, players draft Mutations to jump-start their colonies with asymmetric abilities. These Mutations let players craft their strategies from the start of the game and kick the game into high gear from the very first turn.
  • Build Your Nest: Expand your underground empire with Nest Chambers, a brand new card type that lets you use your nest inhabitants to unlock powerful, recurring abilities.
  • More of Everything! Empires of the Earth includes 18 new Evolutions, Events and Colony Goals that will let you diversify your strategy and grow your colony in exciting new ways. Maintain a delicate balance with the Peacekeeper head, or spread poisoned spores with Cult of the Gray Queen.
  • A Rich and Diverse Colony: To celebrate the world of March of the Ants, we reached out to our favorite artists from around the globe. This new expansion to March of the Ants features art from Vincent Dutrait, Mr. Cuddington, the Mico, and more! 

(Empires of the Earth is an expansion; a copy of the base game is required to play.)

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Play March of the Ants on Tabletopia!

The amazing folks at Tabletopia have created a digital version of the base game of March of the Ants for us. If you haven't had a chance to play the base game, check it out online.  Tabletopia is a great online tabletop simulator. Weird City Games used Tabletopia extensively to playtest Minions of the Meadow with our design team members in Los Angeles, Portland and even Borneo! To try it out, follow this link: March of the Ants Tabletopia 

Empires of the Earth introduces two brand new card types and 18 new game bending Ant cards, brought to life by some of our favorite boardgame artists in the world!

Sculpt a Darwinian Edge: Each player will draft Mutations at the start of the game and choose two to keep, adding them directly to their ant body. These Mutations give your Colony powerful abilities to focus your strategy, but they are different from Evolutions in several key ways. 

Each Mutation can help guide your Colony by enhancing specific actions, promoting aggression or cooperation and modifying your economy by giving alternate uses and conversion for resources. Mutations are designed to boost your colony at the start and then be Evolved over as they do not grant Caste bonuses or count toward completed ant bodies.

Expand your Underground Empire: Nest Chambers are a brand new card type that allow you to use your nest inhabitants to unlock powerful, recurring abilities. 

Nest Chambers are shuffled into the Ant deck and played as a standard card. When you play a Nest Chamber any ants or larvae used to pay for the cost are converted to Eggs which are placed directly onto the Nest Chamber and help power up its recurring ability. 

  • As a Reaction, you may add an Egg to a Nest Chamber. Once full, the Nest Chamber can be activated to unleash a powerful ability. 
  • Nest Chambers stay in play for the entire game, allowing you to build a strategy around their recurring abilities.

18 New Ant Cards:  The expansion is packed with new Evolutions, Events and Colony Goals that were designed to bring new strategies, opportunities and paths to victory. Will you ally with the Centipedes, found the Cult of the Gray Queen, or dedicate your colony to far-reaching exploration? 

Art by Mr. Cuddington
Art by Mr. Cuddington

Read the draft of the Empires of the Earth Draft Rulebook!

Amazing Guest Artists: The expansion features a wide range of art from Vincent Dutrait, Mr. Cuddington, the Mico, Ryan Swisher, Ana Gatchalian, Shirin Rafie and more! The Meadow is brought to life with never before seen wonder and vibrancy thanks to all of the fantastic contributing artists!

Art by Shirin Rafie
Art by Shirin Rafie

We realize that shipping can be a great barrier for those living outside the USA and we have done what we can to reduce that cost.  Unfortunately, the cost to ship to all other international locations from our fulfillment center in the USA is very high. We apologize for any difficulty this creates.  

We have an estimated delivery date of December 2019, and we will be working diligently to get the game to all backers as early as possible. 

We apologize that we DO NOT SHIP to: Afghanistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Burma, North Korea, Sudan.

Available Rewards:

$59USD + Shipping

Ultimate Ants

All things March of the Ants! Receive one copy of Empires of the Earth with all stretch goals unlocked during this campaign, one copy of the March of the Ants base game, and one copy of Minions of the Meadow.

Includes:

  • March of the Ants base game
  • Empires of the Earth expansion
  • Minions of the Meadow expansion
$15USD + Shipping

Empires of the Earth

One copy of Empires of the Earth expansion with all unlocked stretch goals. March of the Ants base game required to play.

Includes:

  • Empires of the Earth expansion
$35USD + Shipping

The Expansions

Receive 1 copy of Empires of the Earth expansion with all unlocked Stretch Goals and 1 copy of Minions of the Meadow expansion. March of the Ants base game required to play.

Includes:

  • Empires of the Earth expansion
  • Minions of the Meadow expansion
$45USD + Shipping

Empires + March

Receive 1 copy of March of the Ants and 1 copy of Empires of the Earth with all stretch goals unlocked during this campaign.

Includes:

  • March of the Ants base game
  • Empires of the Earth expansion

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