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                                                              Introducing ‘Modern Classics’

                                                              Posted on 13 Apr 2018

                                                              Asmodee have created a new selection of great board games called Modern Classics.

                                                              Modern Classics refers to a small group of pioneering titles that have left a lasting legacy on the board-games market and have stood the test of time to remain preferred gateway purchases in a constantly changing landscape of products.

                                                              Modern Classics are an essential part of any games collection, representing benchmarks in gameplay, design and replayability that have inspired many other titles. They appeal to all levels of players, whether they are looking for a casual family game or to test their skills against seasoned veterans.

                                                              Each of the highlighted titles is easy to learn but hard to master, making them well suited for any gaming situation that you might encounter.

                                                              The Modern Classics range consists of the following games:

                                                              Ticket to Ride Europe

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                                                              Players: 2-5  //  Ages: 8+  //  Time: 60 mins

                                                              Build a rail empire spanning from London to Athens, from Moscow to Madrid! Collect cards of the same colour to build railway routes across Europe, meeting the demands of your tickets and scoring bigger points for the most ambitious routes. A terrific light strategy game that keeps players of all levels coming back for more.

                                                              Catan

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                                                              Players: 3-4  //  Ages: 10+  //  Time: 60 mins

                                                              The trailblazer that heralded the modern era of tabletop gaming, Catan remains a huge hit with players across the world. Establish settlements and cities across the bounteous island of Catan, harvesting resources and trading with your opponents for the cards that you need to see your colony flourish and achieve victory.

                                                              Carcassonne

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                                                              Players: 2-5  //  Ages: 7+  //  Time: 35 mins

                                                              This iconic game sees players taking turns placing tiles onto a map full of ever-growing cities, roads, grassland, cloisters and more, deploying their ‘meeples’ onto the right tiles at the right time to score points. The randomised tiles mean that every game is different – but always exciting!

                                                              Dixit

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                                                              Players: 3-6  //  Ages: 6+  //  Time: 30 mins

                                                              The game of communication and interpretation! Dixit features 84 cards all beautifully illustrated with surreal and abstract art, to which players must give verbal clues in an attempt to have some – but not all – of their rivals correctly identify their card. The creativity and imagination of Dixit perfectly demonstrate the variety of experiences on offer in modern board gaming.

                                                              Pandemic

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                                                              Players: 2-4  //  Ages 14+  //  Time: 60 mins

                                                              Four infectious diseases are spreading across the world and it’s up to you and your friends to find the cures and save humanity! In Pandemic, players work as a team against the game to travel the world, hold off outbreaks and epidemics while researching cures before time runs out. You’ll win or lose together, and have a blast either way.

                                                              Splendor

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                                                              Players: 2-4  //  Ages: 10+  //  Time: 30 mins

                                                              As merchants of the Renaissance, players collect gemstones and compete to buy and build cards that will improve their prestige. Splendor is an easy-to-learn but hard-to-master game of strategy and engine-building, guaranteed to bring players back to the table time and time again.