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Publisher
Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(230 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(44 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(69 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
The Pillars of the Earth
Alternate Names
Filary Ziemi
De Kathedraal
Los Pilares de la Tierra
I Pilastri della Terra
Les Piliers de la Terre
Pilíře země
Die Säulen der Erde
Stormenes tid
Taivaan pilarit
Στυλοβάτες της Γης
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Die Säulen der Erde / The Pillars of the Earth is based on the bestselling novel by Ken Follett and the 2006 game in the Kosmos line of literature-based games.

At the beginning of the 13th century, construction of the greatest and most beautiful cathedral in England begins. Players are builders who try to contribute the most to this cathedral's construction and, in so doing, score the most victory points. Gameplay roughly consists of using workers to produce raw materials, and then using craftsmen to convert the materials into victory points. Workers may also be used to produce gold, the currency of the game. Players are also given three master builders each turn, each of which can do a variety of tasks, including recruiting more workers, buying or selling goods, or just obtaining victory points. Getting early choices with a master builder costs gold, as does purchasing better craftsmen. Players must strike a balance between earning gold to fund their purchases and earning victory points.

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Box Size (Devir version): 29.7 x 29.7 x 7.2 cms.

Components:

  • 1 eight-page color illustrated rule booklet
  • 1 game board
  • 1 black master builder draw bag
  • 1 specially marked 6-sided die (numbered 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5)
  • 1 black cost marker
  • 1 small black worker token
  • 4 small gray worker tokens
  • 4 large worker tokens (1 in each of the 4 colors)
  • 6 wooden cathedral pieces (nave, transept, apse, 2 steeples, roof)
  • 8 wooden scoring marker discs (2 in each of the 4 colors)
  • 12 master builder tokens (3 in each of the 4 colors)
  • 28 small worker tokens (7 in each of the 4 colors)
  • 75 small playing cards
    • 4 game summaries; 9 resources; 10 events; 16 privileges; 24 craftsmen
  • 82 resource cubes
    • 13 blue (metal); 23 beige (sand); 23 gray (stone); 23 brown (wood)

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Die Säulen der Erde
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German special edition with expansion
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Product Code: 694616
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.84 pounds
German
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Στυλοβάτες της Γης
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Kaissa Greek edition
Publisher: Kaissa Chess & Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Product Code: KA110147
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Greek
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The Pillars of the Earth
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Mayfair/Kosmos English edition
Publisher: KOSMOS, Mayfair Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Product Code: MFG 4103
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.60 pounds
English
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Les Piliers de la Terre
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Filosofia French Edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.00 inches
French
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Filary Ziemi
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Galakta Polish edition
Publisher: Galakta
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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1 Tableros individuales
6 tableros individuales para colocar las cartas de cada jugador
Spanish
2015-08-18
1 Nuevas cartas adicionales de artesanos
Nuevas cartas adicionales de artesanos y reglas que permiten jugar como si se tratase de una pequeña variante, ya que proporcionan unas características muy contrastadas con las originales.
Spanish
2015-08-18
1 Pillars cards hungarian translation
A kiegészítők kártyáit is tartalmazza. A kártyák típus szerint csoportosítva vannak, a német nevük is szerepel a táblázatban.
Hungarian
2015-05-29
1 Paste up para cartas em PT-BR
Paste up para cartas de evento e vantagem em português
Portuguese
2014-11-27
0 Randomizer tiles for builder placement order.
Print and cut out the tiles with every unique color combination possible (24 tiles) Just draw one tile from the bag, add the missing color, place the builders accordingly. If you play with three players remove the tiles with the missing color. Then each player may choose to place his builder as in the regular game. You can also redraw tiles so that no player can be start builder twice in a row. Draw another tile. If you draw combination that starts with the color of the last builder played, leave the tile out of the bag and redraw. When all the builders are played put all the tiles used back into the bag. The start player may still choose to redraw a tile which he or she dislikes. I think this method does get rid of a lot of the "luck" or bad draws in the game. Plus it fastens the...
English
2014-11-11
1 Pillars of the Earth game mat (eng)
Game mat, print on A4 Includes resources, cards,... Remember only 5 craftsmen (1 extra available through cards)
English
2013-10-31
19 Pillars of the Earth Church Stickers
This is my version of Frank Strauss and Maxime Verrette windows stickers for the church model for the game.
English
2013-09-28
0 Traductions Cartes privilège prêt à imprimer et coller
Translation into French of craftmen cards to paste up. Traduction des cartes privilège prêt-à imprimer et coller sur les originalles.
French
2012-10-29
2 The Pillars of the Earth - Croatian rules
Hrvatska pravila igre
Croatian
2012-10-24
1 Pillars of the Earth-efficiency ideas
A sloppy attempt to investigate which materials/craftsmen are most efficient at converting workers into points. Not based on actual gameplay experience - just playing with the numbers.
English
2012-04-24
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 179
Strategy Game Rank: 124
Num Ratings: 11344
Average Rating: 7.32
Standard Deviation: 1.19
Num Views: 636797
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Users Owning: 12279
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