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Official "Earth by Inside Up Games" Rules

Earth by Inside Up Games, designed by Maxime Tardif, is a strategic board game where players take on the roles of different nations competing for global dominance. Here are the rules:


The objective of Earth is to lead your nation to prosperity and power by expanding your influence, managing resources, and achieving strategic objectives.


  • Game board depicting a map of the world

  • Nation cards representing different countries

  • Resource tokens (e.g., food, energy, technology)

  • Action cards

  • Dice

  • Player markers or pawns

  • Rulebook


  1. Prepare the Board: Set up the game board in the center of the playing area.

  2. Select Nations: Each player selects or is assigned a nation card representing a different country. Each nation may have unique abilities or starting resources.

  3. Distribute Resources: Players receive an initial allocation of resource tokens based on their nation's starting conditions.

  4. Shuffle Decks: Shuffle the action cards and place them face down within easy reach of all players.

  5. Determine Starting Player: Decide who goes first by any agreed-upon method.


  1. Take Turns: Players take turns performing actions to develop their nation and achieve objectives.

  2. Resource Management: Players must manage their resources effectively, balancing income, expenditure, and strategic priorities.

  3. Expand Influence: Players can expand their influence by acquiring territory, forming alliances, and exerting diplomatic or military pressure.

  4. Complete Objectives: Players must work towards achieving strategic objectives, which may vary based on the game scenario or victory conditions.

  5. Resolve Events: At specific intervals or when triggered by action cards, events may occur that affect the game world and players' strategies.

  6. Negotiation and Diplomacy: Players can negotiate deals, form alliances, or engage in diplomatic maneuvers to further their goals and influence global affairs.

  7. Confrontation and Conflict: Players may engage in military conflicts or confrontations to resolve disputes or assert dominance over territories.

Winning the Game

The game ends when a player achieves the victory conditions specified in the scenario or when a predetermined number of turns have been completed. The player who meets the victory conditions or has the most points at the end of the game is declared the winner.

Additional Rules

  • Scenario Variations: Different scenarios or game modes may have unique rules, victory conditions, or objectives.

  • Player Interaction: Interaction between players is a key aspect of the game, with negotiation, diplomacy, and conflict resolution playing important roles.

  • Strategic Depth: Earth offers strategic depth and complexity, with multiple paths to victory and opportunities for tactical decision-making.

  • Randomness and Adaptation: Random events and player actions introduce uncertainty and challenge, requiring players to adapt their strategies and tactics accordingly.

Earth offers a rich and immersive gaming experience, allowing players to explore the complexities of global politics, economics, and diplomacy in a strategic board game format. With its thematic gameplay and engaging mechanics, it provides hours of entertainment for players of all skill levels.

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