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Ancient Greek Colonies

Unlocks at level 2 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Iasonas (all)
Went public on 5/2/2015
Number of ratings: 50
Average rating: 3.32 / 5
57 territories, 69 bonuses, 3 distribution modes


There are three main regions in this map:
-Magna Graecia
-Ionian states.

These regions are divided in subregions, which are made of city-states. These city-states have a bonus as well.

This map can be played 1v1 as well as 2v2.

There are also distribution modes for small diplomacy games (3 player and 9 player)


Review by Mudderducker on 5/3/2015.
The concept is good, I find Ancient Greece very interesting personally. But there are areas of improvement:
-Generally quite sloppy: The borders are a bit messy and so are the territories. The bonus key at the bottom is placed carelessly. Some bonuses boxes are different sizes.
-The writing: 'Rest of Italy or Balkans' I think should be removed and left blank. I would have personally added what you called 'Balkans' anyway. Thrace and Macedonia etc. Though if not, id change the colour and perhaps just name it 'Balkans' or the proper name for that time.
-Yellow connection lines should be redone better to smaller thickness. They look very sloppy.

If this is your first map, then good attempt. I hope you follow this advice for future maps.

EDIT: If you need help you can message me or look or use the forum.
Response by map creator Iasonas on 5/3/2015
Sure. I am currently making a big map of texas (I am thinking to do it for all states of US). I will try next time to make a better map. Also I could make a second version of this map and make improvements.(hope I spelled the word right)
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Ysayell1 on 5/4/2015.
Some of the connections are a bit odd (or the lack of certain intuitive connections) and it's got some questionable balancing, but fun enough for a fast game. The aesthetics could use some cleaning up, but at least it isn't drab.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Nathan on 5/4/2015.
There are too few connections on this map and therefore far too many chokepoints. Woe betide the player who has to assault Skyros, Kerkyra, Evia or Crete. Why does Ionia connect to land only at Mytillene? Why can't Greece proper access the Aegean except through Evia?

It is also often unclear whether territories connect diagonally (Himera to Akragas) or not (Aikai to Ambrakia).

All in all, this is a great concept, but it needs a lot of work to improve its playability.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Gio on 5/12/2015.
nice map
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by rlin on 5/12/2015.
This is rather nice.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Daryle on 5/26/2015.
Fun Map. with dead ends and back doors
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by indiman112 on 6/29/2015.
Nice game play!
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.