Monumental - Core Box


The fate of your civilization rests upon your shoulders!

Monumental is a massive board game for 1 to 4 players (5 with the Lost Kingdoms expansion), where you will compete with your opponents to lead your prestigious civilization through the ages.

The game starts at the Classic era (antiquity). Through the ages, you will have to assemble your military forces to conquer new territories, focus on scientific research to enhance your civilization’s abilities, build breathtaking wonders to harness their unique advantages, and develop your cultural policies to guide your people to victory.

Each civilization has its own deck of cards, each with its own cultural specificities, as well as an army to explore and conquer the provinces on the board. Each turn, you’ll be able to draw and activate cards, combining their effects to develop your civilization and conquer the world. But you’re not alone in this race, as your opponents will try and outrun you as quickly as they can. A game of Monumental is played over different eras, each of them featuring new cards to acquire and use.

At the very beginning of the game, you control a small remote city whose name gets lost in the wind. Yet by the end of the game, thanks to the many cards that you will acquire, all will admire your monumental city, the jewel of a glorious nation!

As war is often inevitable, you’ll need to lead your troops to combat when necessary. Fight barbarians or protohistoric Free Cities to loot their resources, then wage war against your opponents! Each civilization comes with its finely sculpted set of units for you to deploy on a richly illustrated modular game board and to take control of the world.

Suffice it to say that the cards that you will buy and activate in your city are the key to victory. You must find the proper balance between all different card types, as each of them will give you special advantages. Managing your deck and anticipating cards to come will also give you the upper hand over your opponents.

Ages 10+
1-4 Players
60-120 Minute Playtime


105 Civilization cards:
75 Civilization cards (15-card deck for each civilization: 5 Work Camps, 3 Libraries, 3 Forts, 1 Forum, 1 Mine, 1 Special Building, and 1 Knowledge)
25 Cultural Policy cards (5 for each civilization)
5 Warlord cards (1 for each civilization)
54 Development cards:
6 Classical Era cards (I)
13 Medieval Era cards (II)
9 Modern Era cards (III)
12 Renaissance Era cards (R)
4 Era Separation cards (I, II, III, and Renaissance)
30 Basic Building cards:
10 Workshop cards
10 Laboratory cards
10 Archery Range cards
20 Automa cards:
15 Action cards
5 Civilization cards
24 Hero & Monster cards:
12 Hero cards
12 Monster cards

20 Wonder tokens
50 Exploration tokens (Barbarians and Free City)
25 Production tokens
20 Market tokens (5 for each of the 4 Markets)
50 Gold tokens
20 Culture tokens
12 Barbarian/Monster tokens

40 Terrain tiles:
4 Capital tiles
36 Province tiles

39 Resource counters:
12 Production (black)
15 Military (red)
12 Science (blue)
5 Wonder Construction counters (orange)

5 Warlord tokens (1 for each civilization)
45 Soldier tokens (9 for each civilization)
10 Explorer tokens (2 for each civilization)
10 Outpost tokens (2 for each civilization)
12 Hero tokens
12 Monster tokens