The Han Dynasty, founded in 206 BC, ruled the central plains and much of modern day China for nearly four hundred years. However, by late second century, court politics and poor governance has left it in rapid decline. The government was dominated by corrupt eunuchs and officials who levied heavy taxes on the peasants, resulting in public discontent. This culminated in the Yellow Turban Rebellion led by Zhang Jiao in 184 AD during the reign of Emperor Ling (168-189 AD). Although the Yellow Turban Rebellion was eventually put down, many surviving followers went on to become bandits and continued to create problems for the government. The Han army was unable to control the bandits and Emperor Ling granted direct administrative power over provinces and command of regional military to local lords. Many feudal lords took the opportunity to sever ties with the Han government and ruled independently. The more ambitious lords annexed neighbouring territories to expand their power bases.
•Three Kingdoms Redux is a board game that seeks to recreate the tripartite between the states of Wei, Wu and Shu.
•You assume the role of one of the three lords – Cao Cao leading Cao Wei, Sun Jian leading Eastern Wu or Liu Bei leading Shu Han.
•Players start the game from asymmetrical positions, reflecting the manpower advantages Wei enjoyed in the early part of the period.
•The weaker states of Wu and Shu protect themselves by forming an alliance.
•3 Players | Ages 12+ | 120 Minutes Playing Time