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For tips on how to play polis, see <b>[[Tips_polis]]</b>
  
== Development Actions ==
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== Game play ==
  
# Create Hoplites: Only in one polis per turn; pay 1 metal (or silver) per hoplite
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=== Development Actions ===
# Create Galleys: Only in one polis per turn; pay 1 wood (or silver) per galley, then place it in adjacent sea territory (see arrow).
 
# Create Merchants: Only in one commercial city per turn; pay 1 wood (or silver) per merchant, then place it in Trade Port.
 
  
== Military Actions (cost 1 Prestige) ==
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==== Create Hoplites ====
  
# Move Hoplites: Destination territory of all hoplites has to be the same; each unit is moved separately (via land or sea territories); territories controlled by opponent block movement.
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* Only in one polis per turn.
# Move Galleys: Destination territory of all galleys has to be the same; each unit is moved separately (only sea territories); territories controlled by opponent block movement.
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* Pay 1 metal (or silver) per hoplite.
# Besiege Polis: Player has to control territory with at least as many hoplites as polis has Fortification. Throw the die:
 
* If result higher than/equal to Fortification: take Polis Tile (with all projects); receive Prestige (= Fortification).
 
* If result lower than Fortification, attacker loses 1 hoplite. If polis owned by opponent, it loses 1 Population Cube.
 
# Collection: Take resources corresponding to hoplite placement in Tribute Box. Place disk. No Prestige cost for action in home region.
 
  
== Political Actions ==
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==== Create Galleys ====
  
# Trade: Move one merchant via free trade route to Foreign Market and place it on available shipload:
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* Only in one polis per turn.
* Goods exchange (goods for wheat / silver); then increase market value (roll die; move marker right).
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* Pay 1 wood (or silver) per galley.
* Purchase (silver paid for wheat); then increase market value (roll die twice; use higher result to move marker left).
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* Place galleys in an adjacent sea territory (see arrow).
# Move Proxenos: Movement via land or sea territories. Has to bribe each enemy unit with 1 silver (not to the opponent).
 
# Redeem Proxenos: Pay 2 silver to opponent; place Proxenos in capital.
 
# Instigate Civil War: Proxenos needed; action costs 2 Base Population (neutral polis) or 3x current Population (owned by opponent). Receive Prestige (= Population bribed, not amount of money spent).
 
  
== Battle ==
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==== Create Merchants ====
  
If 8 or more units in territory after player's turn. Attacker plays 2 cards, defender tries to match formations. Card pairs are then compared:
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* Only in one commercial city per turn
* not matching: defender loses 1 unit, attacker gains Prestige on card.
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* Pay 1 wood (or silver) per merchant.
* matching: no loss for defender, attacker gains Prestige difference if his value is higher. Attacker draws 2 cards; defender draws one less card for each loss suffered (maximum 2).
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* Place merchants in Trade Port.
  
The battle ends if:
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=== Military Actions (cost 1 Prestige) ===
# not enough cards are left in the Combat Card deck.
 
# one player retreats (and pays 1 Prestige to opponent).
 
# one player has less than 2 units left.
 
  
== End of the Round ==
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==== Move Hoplites ====
  
# Projects: all are completed, and award immediate Prestige.
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* Destination territory of all hoplites has to be the same.
# Supply: player has to pay wheat = total of Population Cubes; if insufficient, difference either paid with Prestige, or poleis are discarded.
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* Each unit is moved separately (via land or sea territories, but not both).
# Growth: increase Population in poleis with wheat (1:1); heed Maximum Growth and Population Maximum. Optional.
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* Territories controlled by opponent (with greater number of units) block movement.
# Megalopolis: 1 Prestige awarded for every polis exceeding Base Population.
 
# Storage: halve amount of oil, wine, and wheat in storage (rounded up)
 
# Phoros: exchange Prestige for silver (1:1). Optional.
 
  
== Preparations for the next Round ==
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==== Move Galleys ====
  
Move round marker one space to the right. Remove all discs from Tribute Boxes. Place merchants back in Trade Ports. Place 3 new Project Tiles (discard remaining tiles). Draw new Event Card.
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* Destination territory of all galleys must be the same.
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* Each unit is moved separately (only sea territories).
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* Territories controlled by opponent block movement.
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==== Besiege Polis ====
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* Player has to control territory with at least as many hoplites as polis has Fortification.
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* Throw the die:
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** If the result is higher than/equal to Fortification:
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**# Take Polis Tile (with all projects).
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**# Receive Prestige (= Fortification).
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** If the result is lower than Fortification:
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*** Attacker loses 1 hoplite.
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*** If polis is owned by opponent, it loses 1 Population Cube.
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==== Collection ====
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* Must own polis in region.
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* Take resources corresponding to the number of hoplites from the region placed in the Tribute Box.
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* Place disc to show the region exhausted and return hoplites. No Prestige cost for action in home region.
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=== Political Actions ===
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==== Trade ====
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* Move one merchant via free trade route to a Foreign Market and place it on available shipload:
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** Goods exchange (goods for wheat / silver).
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** Then increase market value.
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**# Roll die.
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**# Move the marker right.
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** Purchase (silver paid for wheat).
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** Then decrease market value.
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**# Roll die twice.
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**# Use the higher result to move the marker left.
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==== Move Proxenos ====
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* Movement via land or sea territories.
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* Must bribe each enemy unit with 1 silver (not to the opponent).
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==== Redeem Proxenos ====
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* Pay 2 silver to opponent.
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* Place Proxenos in capital.
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==== Instigate Civil War ====
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* Proxenos needed;
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* Action costs 2x Base Population (neutral polis) or 3x current Population (owned by opponent).
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* Receive Prestige (= Population bribed, not amount of money spent).
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=== Battle ===
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* If 8 or more units are in a territory after player's turn:
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** Attacker plays 2 cards, defender tries to match formations.
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* Card pairs are then compared:
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** Not matching:
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*** Defender loses 1 unit,
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*** Attacker gains Prestige on card.
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** Matching:
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*** No loss for defender
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*** Attacker gains Prestige difference if their value is higher.
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*** Attacker draws 2 cards;
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*** Defender draws one less card for each loss suffered (maximum 2).
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* The battle ends if:
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*# There are not enough cards are left in the Combat Card deck.
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*# One player retreats (and pays 1 Prestige to opponent).
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*# One player has less than 2 units left.
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=== End of the Round ===
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==== Projects ====
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* All projects are completed, and award immediate Prestige.
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==== Supply ====
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* Player must pay wheat = total of Population Cubes.
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** If insufficient, the difference is either paid with Prestige, or poleis are discarded.
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==== Growth ====
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* Increase Population in poleis with wheat (1:1). ''Optional.''
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** Heed Maximum Growth and Population Maximum.
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==== Megalopolis ====
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* 1 Prestige is awarded for every polis exceeding the Base Population.
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==== Storage ====
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* Halve amount of oil, wine, and wheat in storage (rounded up).
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** ''For example:''
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*** Before: 3 oil, 5 wine and 7 wheat.
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*** After: 2 oil, 3 wine and 4 wheat.
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==== Phoros ====
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* Exchange Prestige for silver (1:1). ''Optional.''
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=== Preparations for the next Round ===
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# Move round marker one space to the right.
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# Remove all discs from Tribute Boxes.
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# Place merchants back in Trade Ports.
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# Place 3 new Project Tiles (discard remaining tiles).
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# Draw new Event Card.
  
 
== End of Game Conditions ==
 
== End of Game Conditions ==
  
# A player cannot supply enough wheat/Prestige to feed his capital.
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# A player cannot supply enough wheat/Prestige to feed their capital.
 
# A player does not have any Prestige left after “End of Round” phase.
 
# A player does not have any Prestige left after “End of Round” phase.
 
# The fourth round (5β) has been finished.
 
# The fourth round (5β) has been finished.
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== Final Score ==
 
== Final Score ==
  
* total of Population Cubes in all poleis, plus
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* Total of Population Cubes in all poleis, plus
* current Prestige, plus
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* Current Prestige, plus
 
* ”Prestige for Posterity” (on project tiles).
 
* ”Prestige for Posterity” (on project tiles).
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== Summary sheet ==
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See '''[[Tips_polis]]'''.

Latest revision as of 18:08, 20 January 2022

For tips on how to play polis, see Tips_polis

Game play

Development Actions

Create Hoplites

  • Only in one polis per turn.
  • Pay 1 metal (or silver) per hoplite.

Create Galleys

  • Only in one polis per turn.
  • Pay 1 wood (or silver) per galley.
  • Place galleys in an adjacent sea territory (see arrow).

Create Merchants

  • Only in one commercial city per turn
  • Pay 1 wood (or silver) per merchant.
  • Place merchants in Trade Port.

Military Actions (cost 1 Prestige)

Move Hoplites

  • Destination territory of all hoplites has to be the same.
  • Each unit is moved separately (via land or sea territories, but not both).
  • Territories controlled by opponent (with greater number of units) block movement.

Move Galleys

  • Destination territory of all galleys must be the same.
  • Each unit is moved separately (only sea territories).
  • Territories controlled by opponent block movement.

Besiege Polis

  • Player has to control territory with at least as many hoplites as polis has Fortification.
  • Throw the die:
    • If the result is higher than/equal to Fortification:
      1. Take Polis Tile (with all projects).
      2. Receive Prestige (= Fortification).
    • If the result is lower than Fortification:
      • Attacker loses 1 hoplite.
      • If polis is owned by opponent, it loses 1 Population Cube.

Collection

  • Must own polis in region.
  • Take resources corresponding to the number of hoplites from the region placed in the Tribute Box.
  • Place disc to show the region exhausted and return hoplites. No Prestige cost for action in home region.

Political Actions

Trade

  • Move one merchant via free trade route to a Foreign Market and place it on available shipload:
    • Goods exchange (goods for wheat / silver).
    • Then increase market value.
      1. Roll die.
      2. Move the marker right.
    • Purchase (silver paid for wheat).
    • Then decrease market value.
      1. Roll die twice.
      2. Use the higher result to move the marker left.

Move Proxenos

  • Movement via land or sea territories.
  • Must bribe each enemy unit with 1 silver (not to the opponent).

Redeem Proxenos

  • Pay 2 silver to opponent.
  • Place Proxenos in capital.

Instigate Civil War

  • Proxenos needed;
  • Action costs 2x Base Population (neutral polis) or 3x current Population (owned by opponent).
  • Receive Prestige (= Population bribed, not amount of money spent).

Battle

  • If 8 or more units are in a territory after player's turn:
    • Attacker plays 2 cards, defender tries to match formations.
  • Card pairs are then compared:
    • Not matching:
      • Defender loses 1 unit,
      • Attacker gains Prestige on card.
    • Matching:
      • No loss for defender
      • Attacker gains Prestige difference if their value is higher.
      • Attacker draws 2 cards;
      • Defender draws one less card for each loss suffered (maximum 2).
  • The battle ends if:
    1. There are not enough cards are left in the Combat Card deck.
    2. One player retreats (and pays 1 Prestige to opponent).
    3. One player has less than 2 units left.

End of the Round

Projects

  • All projects are completed, and award immediate Prestige.

Supply

  • Player must pay wheat = total of Population Cubes.
    • If insufficient, the difference is either paid with Prestige, or poleis are discarded.

Growth

  • Increase Population in poleis with wheat (1:1). Optional.
    • Heed Maximum Growth and Population Maximum.

Megalopolis

  • 1 Prestige is awarded for every polis exceeding the Base Population.

Storage

  • Halve amount of oil, wine, and wheat in storage (rounded up).
    • For example:
      • Before: 3 oil, 5 wine and 7 wheat.
      • After: 2 oil, 3 wine and 4 wheat.

Phoros

  • Exchange Prestige for silver (1:1). Optional.

Preparations for the next Round

  1. Move round marker one space to the right.
  2. Remove all discs from Tribute Boxes.
  3. Place merchants back in Trade Ports.
  4. Place 3 new Project Tiles (discard remaining tiles).
  5. Draw new Event Card.

End of Game Conditions

  1. A player cannot supply enough wheat/Prestige to feed their capital.
  2. A player does not have any Prestige left after “End of Round” phase.
  3. The fourth round (5β) has been finished.

Final Score

  • Total of Population Cubes in all poleis, plus
  • Current Prestige, plus
  • ”Prestige for Posterity” (on project tiles).

Summary sheet

See Tips_polis.