Publishers description of the game:
From the humble beginnings of civilization through the historical ages of progress, mankind has lived, fought and built together in nations. Great nations protect and provide for their own, while fighting and competing against both other nations and nature itself. Nations must provide food and stability as the population increases. They must build a productive economy. And all the while, they must amaze the world with their great achievements to build up their heritage as the greatest nations in the history of mankind!
Nations is an intense historical board game for 1-5 players that takes 90-180 minutes to play. Players control the fate of nations from their humble start in prehistoric times until the beginning of World War I. The nations constantly compete against each other and must balance immediate needs, long-term growth, threats, and opportunities.
Victory points (VPs) are mainly gained by building up a great Heritage during the game, and through Wonders and Buildings at the end of the game. The game lasts eight rounds, and the nation with the most VPs wins.
The game is expanded with twelve new Nations with Dynasties as well as Dynasties for the base game B-sides. Dynasties can be seen as new powerful abilities.
Two additional new concepts are included: Turmoil (which makes Stability more dynamic) and Natural Wonders (which creates very hard choices and new types of interaction). Together with the new more advanced Progress cards, the replayability is increased significantly.