In Alexander the Great birth of an Empire by Ronald Hofstaetter players follows in the path of Macedon´s famous king. With his army they move all the way to Persia and found important cities and temples. In the end, Alexander ruled over a world empire that stretched from the Danube to the Adriatic Sea, to Egypt, to the Caucasus, Persia and India. The players gain points for the occupation of provinces and for the founding of temples and cities. Whoever amasses the most points at game´s end is the winner and may name himself Alexander the Great. This strategy board game is for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up. It takes about 2 hours to play.