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The Archives is a game for 2-5 players about curating a library containing all of mankind’s history and information, far in the future as the Earth is dying. Because the library is so large, complex, and contains so much information, its management takes place over generations.

It is your task to make sure that some record of your civilization survives, for others in the universe to discover. You will be responsible for how your civilization is remembered, but how accurate will your research be, and what will you leave for other species to discover?

Players will start projects to improve the library and the information accessible to them, and enact scenes from Earth’s history to create the record that you’ll leave for other life to find. Players will establish what is contained within the library, as well as how it operates, and take turns acting as curators. Each turn represents most of the curator’s lifetime, as the position is a lifetime appointment.

To play, you’ll need some six-sided dice, and some paper or index cards and something to write with.


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