Browse by Series/Type
Browse Departments
Browse Designers
Online Resources


Price: $65.00



 When Alexander the Great died in 323 BC, he left no clear heir to the immense empire he had conquered. It was not long after his death that the Macedonian generals began to war among themselves over who would be the regent or successor to Alexander’s empire. By 305 BC they had given up on succession and began to carve out their own kingdoms. Successors is a four-player game based on those wars.

Successors was first published in 1995 by Avalon Hill. Some years later a second edition rulebook was published that gave more options for the Tyche cards. This updated Successors third edition builds on the foundation of the Successor 2nd edition rules set plus expansion cards that appeared in the Boardgamer. Minor refinements have been made to make the game easier to play and increase enjoyment. The map will be very similar to the original (it's a mounted map!) with some minor changes around Macedonia. Counters will have the same excellent artwork for the generals and new GMT artwork for the combat units and control markers. The Tyche cards have recieved the most changes—nearly every card has had some minor modifications and a few new cards have been added.

In addition to the changes, the rules have been cleaned up and improved. Years of questions and answers on Consimworld have been used to clarify the rules. The rules will include hints on strategy from a number a long-time Successors players, and an extended example of play.


  • 1 Mounted Mapboard
  • 1 rule book
  • 3 sheets of counters
  • 12 plastic stands
  • 2 player aid cards
  • 70 playing cards

    Game Designers: Richard Berg, Mark Simonitch, and John Firer

  • Customer Reviews
    # of Ratings: 12
    1. on 7/18/2016, said:
    It seems it took three editions, but this game is finally superb. This is the kind of experience I look for in multiplayer gaming. The ability to enjoy history while raising troops, maneuvering armies, negotiating with other factions (players), and reacting to favorable or unfavorable events. Successors has a beautiful map, nice art on the counters, and well-done cards. The game has the perfect amount of detail and length, making it both playable and historically accurate. More importantly, though, the game is just fun!
    Was this comment helpful? yes no
    (3 people found this comment helpful, 2 did not)
    2. on 7/18/2010, said:
    fast&funny. a good multi-players game. the leaders mounted counters are a little bit cumbersome, but the whole game's mechanic allows for great fun
    Was this comment helpful? yes no
    (3 people found this comment helpful, 3 did not)
    3. on 8/11/2009, said:
    Brilliant upgrade to a game that was one of the last titles out the door at Avalon Hill (and thus got pushed out a bit underbaked). Not only did the graphical presentation get cleaned up, the rules and cards have been re-done to improve the gaming experience. I have some quibbles about some individual changes here and there, but on the whole it is great to see this hugely underrated game back in the mainstream.
    Was this comment helpful? yes no
    (3 people found this comment helpful, 1 did not)
    4. on 12/13/2008, said:
    Fantastic multi-player wargame. Paths to victory are not limited to battle, but include avenue of political legitimacy, and acting as royal family regent. Play is smooth and engaging, low down time. One of my favourotes!
    Was this comment helpful? yes no
    (2 people found this comment helpful, 3 did not)
    5. on 10/11/2008, said:
    Our gaming group enjoyed the new edition. The components are high quality and the rules have been re-written to remove some ambiguities in the old AH rules set. A one-page list of rule revisions made is easy for us to transition from our memories of the previous edition. Unfortunately, some rules seem to be missing. We searched for the province control dynamic in the rules, but either we are blind or it was left out. Perhaps an update to the living rules in the future? Overall, just what we wanted. Played two games in an evening and enjoyed it both times.
    Was this comment helpful? yes no
    (4 people found this comment helpful, 2 did not)
    Showing comments 1-5 of 5