After the Flood
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|Play Time||Long - 2-3 Hours|
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The second in the Treefrog line, After the Flood is set in ancient Mesopotamia. This game is designed specifically for three players, not two or four, just three.
The game covers a period of over a thousand years, during which cities and empires rose and fell repeatedly. It’s not a simple game, so don’t go expecting another Tinners’ Trail. This one will make your head hurt.
After the Flood is set in the land of Sumer, at the dawn of civilisation.The game covers the period from 2500BC until 1100BC. Irrigating the land allowed massive grain crops to be grown, which gave the food surplus required for the growth of the first cities. Sumer itself could only produce grain and wool, which it wove into cloth. Sumerian merchants ranged far and wide to trade for wood, copper, tin, and luxury items such as gold and lapis lazuli. Skilled metal workers turned the copper and tin into fine bronze tools, which were much sought after at that time. Sumer was the
most technologically advanced civilisation of the time. She was also surrounded by many enemies and suffered numerous invasions. After time these new rulers would adopt Sumerian ways and become as civilised as the people they had conquered.
The name of the game refers to the term Sumerians used to describe the period from around 2500BC onwards, which followed a massive flood, (which may or may not have been the Biblical flood).