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Rush For The Ages (2023) is a fast-paced strategy game where you play cards to build a civilisation faster than your opponents. Play involves choosing cards that build your civilisation and hamper your opponents. It stands out for the interlocking complexity of each card and how you must balance immediate gains with rushing to new more powerful ages.

You start by selecting a civilisation, each with different starting resources and specialities. You then play cards from your hand aiming to find the best synergies between the different cards. In this way, it's a race to the most civilisation points before someone fills all seven of their card slots. The catch is you can only play more powerful cards when you are in the related historical era. You can throw cards away to advance history, but then other players may pick them up and use them against you.

To begin with, there's an overwhelming web of interrelated cards and resources. However, as you play multiple runs you start to piece together strategies around related cards or accumulating particular resources. You might focus on a specific resource that can be cashed in with cards that need that resource. You might focus on overpowering opponents with the military. You might use cards that take cards or resources from other players.

The result is a strategy game that's quick to play but offers multiple ways to win. To do well you need to find ways to tie your cards together - whether that's specific links they offer or that they provide or need the same resources. Along the way, you get to learn about different ages, civilisations and cultures.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Rush For The Ages (Punkcake) 6 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Strategy game with Battle, Sequencing and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. The game features 7 different difficulties to play and unlock with the 21 civilizations in the game, as well as a gauntlet mode where you pick one civilization and try to beat all the others.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to balance multiple systems at the same time. There is a lot of information to process and you need to think ahead about your own plans while also considering the implications on other players.


Rush For The Ages usually costs £4.99.

Rush For The Ages

Steam Store PC £4.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can get their games by either:
  • Subscribing to their Patreon for about 3€/£3 to get a new game each month.
  • Purchasing games individually on Steam or Itch for about 6€/£6.
  • Purchase a bundle of 16 games for about £60

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/08/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Strategy (Battle, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Pixels

Developer: Punkcake delice (@Punkcake_delice)

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