Antike is a compelling strategy game set in the ancient world, where players lead civilizations to glory through expansion, development, and competition. The game offers a rich historical backdrop, featuring ancient nations like the Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and others. Players focus on building cities, temples, and fleets, while also advancing in science and technology. Military might is crucial, as legions and galleys are needed to defend against enemies and establish new settlements. The board is two-sided, offering different scenarios for gameplay. Victory is achieved not through chance but by acquiring a set number of ancient personalities like kings, scholars, and generals, emphasizing strategic planning and diplomacy.

Gameplay Overview

  • Civilization Building: Develop cities, temples, and expand your civilization.
  • Military Strategy: Deploy legions and galleys to defend and conquer.
  • Scientific Progress: Discover new technologies and principles.

Special Features

  • Diverse Civilizations: Choose from various ancient nations, each with unique characteristics.
  • Two-Sided Game Board: Offers different scenarios for varied gameplay experiences.
  • No Luck Factor: Success is determined by strategic planning and diplomacy, not dice or cards.


Antike is ideal for players who enjoy deep strategic games with a historical theme. It challenges players to think critically, plan ahead, and engage in skillful diplomacy to lead their civilization to victory. The absence of a luck factor means every decision counts, making it a rewarding experience for those who appreciate strategy and historical depth in board games.

Nominated for 3 awards.

  • 2 - 6 Players
  • 120 Minutes
  • 12+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

We like Antike so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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