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Pax Britannica: The Colonial Era 1880 to the Great War
Pax Britannica: The Colonial Era 1880 to the Great War
by Victory Games (I), Hobby Japan (1985)
Player Count
4 to 7

Player Ages

Playing Time
5 hours
  • Political
  • Wargame
  • Negotiation
  • Post-Napoleonic
  • Designers
  • Greg Costikyan
  • Mechanisms
  • Voting
  • Simulation
  • Dice Rolling
  • Point to Point Movement
  • Movement Points
  • Artists
  • James Talbot
  • Ted Koller
  • Family
  • Country: Japan
  • Country: France
  • Country: Italy
  • Country: USA
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Components: Map (Global Scale)
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    Pax Britannica is a Victorian Era multi player wargame of empire, diplomacy, and global confrontation. The Great Powers of United Kingdom, France, the US, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Russia, and Japan 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 administrative and military 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 between national wills is more often resolved through peaceful negotiation than through 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!

    Time scale = 4 years per turn; Map scale = abstract; Unit scale = Corps/Fleet, Division/Task Force, Regiment/Squadron; Playing time = approx 4 to 7 hours.

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