ILIOS – Battle of Troy

ILIOS is a tile placing strategy game for 2-4 players that brings the aura of the Trojan War to your tabletop!  Like Achilles and Ajax who would play board games between battles, you can challenge your friends to a battle of the minds trying to control, surround, and plunder the lands around the City of ILIOS, also known as Troy.

ILIOS is played on a 6 x 6 square board with tiles and disks.  Following in the footsteps of Go and Othello, ILIOS has strategic depth and an element of suspense:  will your opponent score on your turn? Plus, drawing tiles adds a random element that entices players of all skill levels.

ILIOS is available now as part of the Crown Jewel in the Ancient Conflict Treasure Chest.  With your support on Kickstarter, it will become available as a stand-alone strategy game!

Kickstarter for ILIOS - The Battle of Troy

Kickstarter for ILIOS – The Battle of Troy

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ILIOS FirstEdition

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ILIOS First Edition

  • Deploy your warrior to raid and plunder in this cross between Othello and Go. Strike from different directions depending on your warrior’s strength, but who secures the plunder is not decided until warriors are completely surrounded.
  • The game consists of a 6×6 board, square tiles in 6 different designs, plus wooden disks in four different colors for up to four players
  • Learn more about how you can help bring this project by supporting our Kickstarter campaign!

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Kickstarter for ILIOS - The Battle of Troy

Kickstarter for ILIOS – The Battle of Troy

ILIOS First Edition  

  • 6×6 board
  • 39 square warrior tiles
  • 96 wooden disks in four different colors
  • Rulebook
  • Zip top bag(s)

 

ILIOS First Edition

  • Shipping is currently available only to Continental US, Canada and EU.
  • Shipping cost is $5.99
ILIOS Premium Edition

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ILIOS Premium Edition

  • Deploy your warrior to raid and plunder in this cross between Othello and Go. Strike from different directions depending on your warrior’s strength, but who secures the plunder is not decided until warriors are completely surrounded.
  • The game consists of a 6×6 board, square tiles in 6 different designs, plus wooden disks in four different colors for up to four players
  • Learn more about how you can help bring this project by supporting our Kickstarter campaign!

PlayerSymbol-ILIOS

Kickstarter for ILIOS - The Battle of Troy

Kickstarter for ILIOS – The Battle of Troy

ILIOS Premium Edition  

  • 6×6 board
  • 39 square wooden warrior tiles
  • 96 wooden disks in four different colors
  • Rulebook
  • Zip top bag(s)

 

ILIOS Premium Edition

  • Shipping is available to US, EU and Canada only
  • Shipping cost is $5.99

Review & Accolades

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The fact that you can also play with between two and four people as well as switch up the size of the board means that there is plenty of variance in Ilios – a smaller board with a larger amount of players leads to an incredibly cut-throat game, while more space means there’s more room to breathe and consider your options. It’s a refreshing approach to abstract gaming, and each different game set-up does indeed manage to feel a little different.   – Michael Fox at Little Metal Dog 
Simple strategy game with depth
Simple strategy game with depth
ILIOS is a simple strategy game with enough hidden information to add depth without creating brain-freeze. Jeff Siadek on Board Game Geek
A good game for social event or just the family
A good game for social event or just the family
I really found this game a lot of fun. Both skill and luck are needed which I like in a game. I played at a small party the first time and it was easy to learn, so it's a good game for a social event or just the family. Highly recommend! Alan George on Board Game Geek.
Fun player interaction as you try to bluff
Fun player interaction as you try to bluff
very strong abstract game. Superficially similar to Go but with interesting mechanics. Cool dynamics involving how corners work versus center area and fun player interaction as you try to bluff what your big player is. Joey V on Board Game Geek.
A must-have for any fan of abstract strategy
A must-have for any fan of abstract strategy
This game is a must-have for any fan of abstract strategy. Like any thoughtfully designed abstract game, it is simple on the surface, but infinite in depth. As the game progresses, one cannot help but see patterns blossom in one's mind. Steve Belin on Board Game Geek

Learn To Play

ILIOS has only a few simple rules to learn. It won’t take long before you figure out the strategies and tactics to beat your opponents. Learning to bluff and discerning your opponent’s bluffing, however, is another skill you will have to acquire when playing ILIOS!