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Small World

Small World

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Gameplay in Brief:

Players control a variety of races in Small World -- including dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and humans -- as they attempt to earn points by conquering territories and maintaining control. The game comes with 14 races and 20 special powers; expansions which add new races and powers are also available.

The Basics:

Small World is for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up. About 90 minutes per game.


Small World was designed by Philippe Keyaerts.


Small World was published by Days of Wonder in 2009.


Small World is a battle game with a fantasy theme.


Three official expansions were published in 2009: Cursed! and The Grand Dames of Small World. ed! introduces the Kobolds and Goblin races along with five special powers: Cursed, Hordes of, Marauding, Ransacking, and Were-. The Grand Dames of Small World features the Priestesses, White Ladies, and Gypsies, along with the Historian and Peace-Loving special powers. Leaders of Small World was the third expansion in 2009. In 2010, three more official expansions were released: Be Not Afraid..., Tales & Legends, and Necromancer Island.


Small World was named 2009 Game of the Year by Games magazine.

Also by Philippe Keyaerts:

Philippe Keyaerts has designed a handful of additional published games, including: Vinci (1999), Evo (2001), and Space Blast (2004). Small World is based on Vinci.
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