This is the fully upgraded Kickstarter Edition of Struggle of Empires. It includes:
Struggle of Empires: Deluxe Edition
Struggle of the Empire Deluxe: Metal Components
Struggle of the Empire Deluxe: Unrest Counters
Struggle of Empiresis set in the eighteenth century: an age of discovery and sail, a period of colonization and the beginnings of industrialization, and also a time of almost constant warfare in Europe and its far-flung colonies.
You will assume the leadership of one of the seven European major powers of that time and direct its military, economic, and political development to compete with your rival major powers. You will forge alliances, build armies and fleets, establish colonies, improve your economy, wage war, and manage unrest among your citizenry.
You will decide whether to expand in Europe or take control of colonies in the Americas, Africa, and the Far East. If well made, your choices will guide you to victory in the upcoming Struggle of Empires!
"I've suggested a couple variant ideas and Eagle-Gryphon is planning to use them in this edition. The updates to the component quality and the beautiful illustrations by João Tereso, as well as the overall creative realization of the game by Ralph Anderson (including revised rules and variants) look terrific to me. The game board and map now drive the game effortlessly. This will save time and allow players to concentrate on their strategies and negotiations. I fully support this Deluxe revision of the game and the upcoming Kickstarter."