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Pax Britannica

Winner: Origins Award for Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame, 1986

Designed by: Greg Costikyan

Pax Britannica is a multiplayer game of empire, diplomacy, and global confrontation set in the Victorian era. The Great Powers -- Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Japan, and the United States -- vie throughout the world for the wealth and esteem conferred by vast colonial holdings in the far-flung corners of the earth. Each player maneuvers his military and administrative assets to establish control over the choicest and most strategic areas, keeping a wary eye toward encroaching opponents whose colonial ambitions are every bit as great. Conflict is more often resolved through peaceful negotiation than war; but when national honor is too severely tried, war can occur -- on a scale that threatens to evolve into the War to End All Wars!

Unfortunately, it's now out of print.

Pax Britannica Articles

Pax Britannica Improved
New rules and errata for Pax Britannica from the designer.
Pax Britannica Play-By-Mail Rules
Rules for postal and e-mail play of Pax Britannica.
Kipling's great poem.

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