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History of the World
Playback of the board game by Avalon Hill

In 1998 I played a 7-player game solitaire, i.e. all nations participated. The results were historially interesting, especially seeing which nations survived and which didn't. Some outcomes were quite historical, such as Vikings in Scandinavia, Assyrians in Syria, etc.

The points for the game might be useful in evaluating sides in future games.

Nations are Listed in the order in which they came into play.

Points per gameNation NameEpoch in which they disappeared
7SumeriaI
7HittitesII
12EgyptIV
16MinoansIV
11Indus ValleyIV
10BayloniaII
10Shang DynastyIII
6AryansII
11PhoeniciaIV
26Assyrians---
12Chou DynastyIV
18Vedic City StatesIV
33Greek City States---
15Scythians---
18Carthaginia---
24PersiaIV
15Mayans---
15CeltsVI
31MacedoniaIII
15MauryaIV
36Han Dynasty---
10Hsiung-NuV
73Romans---
18SassanidsIV
10Anglo-SaxonsVII
0Jewish Kingdom
21GuptasVI
12GothsV
21Huns---
32ByzantinesVI
25Tang DynastyVII
42Arabs---
12Khmers---
7Upper Nile---
15Crusader Kingdom---
3North American MigrantsVII
6South IberiansVI
10FujiwaraVII
20Franks---
21Vikings---
35Holy Roman Empire---
33Chola ---
26Sung DynastyVII
17Seljuk TurksVI
41Mongols---
3Sub-Saharan Migrants---
8Highlands Kingdom---
3Malay Peninsula KingdomVII
5Gold Coast Kingdom---
14Safavids---
17Ming Dynasty---
14Timurid Emirates---
9Incas-Aztecs---
27Ottoman Turks---
27Portugal---
36Spain---
26Mughals---
12Japan---
18Russia---
24Manchu Dynasty---
23Netherlands---
28France---
29Britain---
14United States---
12Germany---


Another Playback:

Here are point counts for a solitaire playing of a 6-player game:

Points:179172169168168153
IBabyloniaMinoansIndusShangEgyptAryans
IICarthaginiaGreek City StatesAssyriaVedicPersiaChou
IIIRomansHanHsiung-NuMacedoniaSassanidsMaurya
IVKhmersHunsGuptasArabsByzantines Tang
VHoly Roman EmpireSungFranksMongolsSeljuk Turks Vikings
VIMughalsSpainMingPortugalTimurid Ottoman
VIIGermansBritainRussiaUnited StatesManchu France

Notes:

172 probably did well as a result of having Spain followed by Britain.
179 had good success with the Romans and had the last Indian nation (Mughals).

Wed Oct 14 18:22:07 PDT 1998
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