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A Column of Fire board game

A Column of Fire board game


In the A Column of Fire game, set in Europe during the time of Elizabeth I, Catholics and Protestants compete for power and influence in England, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. In this politically unstable environment, resourceful operatives and courageous secret agents plot to secure power for their rulers. The balance of power shifts back and forth amidst foiled assassinations, successful rebellions, and futile invasions — and not infrequently, those who sympathize with the weak are expelled from the country.

The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pits those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else — no matter what the cost. Who will best exploit the changing power conditions in Europe to win the game?


The game, designed by Michael Rieneck with artwork by Michael Menzel, is published by Kosmos.

It is suitable for 2-4 players 12 years and older. It has been published in several languages as:

Das Fundament der Ewigkeit
La Colonna di Fuoco
Une Colonne de Feu
Una Columna de Fuego
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