|This map was made with Strategy in mind. MBauer has contributed his 37 pieces of "Flair", to make this one more pleasing to the eyes. Thanks MBauer for your contributions to both the theme, and your advice on the 'balance' of play. |
TRY THE SCENARIO
Be sure to select the Island Fury Theme
|Europe Large--The Northmen|
|A new twist on Europe Large. This map is based on the year 700, as the Northmen begin their descent on Europe. In their sites are the wealthy monasteries of Ireland and Britain. The Russian plains are still an empty, wild area; their presence will be felt there as well. In the south, however, rich cultures flourish, as the cities of Constantinople and Rome are preeminent. The Franks are the power of the West, as the Visigoth empire of Spain has declined. In the far south, a new threat is on the horizon: the Moslems. Will the barbarians destroy the civilized nations, or will the economic might of the Italians and Byzantines gain the victory?|
Version 1.1: I have balanced the scenario to make everyone have a fairly equal chance at victory. The game is hardest when the Barbarians and Northmen are Yakool, and the other 4 are Evil Pixie. I do that by turning off random turn order; the first in the list will be the Barbarians, and the last the Northmen. I also added an overground to the theme.
|Blocks 2 - A Bridge Too Far|
|Blocks an exciting new concept in Lux maps. Brought to you by the fine folks at TorStar. Never before, has luxtopia been able to lux in 3D. "TorStar is the best thing since pickles"--SmartTruck Monthly.|
Version 4.1 contains a 3 player starting scenario.
|This is the original 1939 version 4. Here by popular demand. version 8 coming soon. |
mapLAB update: Added a starting scenario, moved PI window.
|We are all going to Hell, El Toro style! In this map take control of the underworld and become the new prince of Darkness, but watch out for the unregistered users and Lux Pirates! In case your wondering michelle doesn't fit into any of these groups, in other words she's better than all of us!|
Version 1.5 update: 6 player scenario
|Pirateers - Arrr!|
|Second map in the Pirateers Series!|
|A battle over the Treasure Islands.|
MapLab update: added starting scenario
|My first map... I only bought Lux a few days ago so there may well be bugs or errors in this map... please email me and let me know if you find any, or have any comments. Feedback would be greatly aprpeciated.|
|In the Twelfth century A. D., Varangian raiders from Scandinavia invaded the Ukraine and founded the Kievan state, which would quickly grow to become the most powerful nation in Eastern Europe. The Kievan Rus' greatest competitor (and cultural parnter) was the Byzantine Empire on the far shores of the Black Sea, but the new state also faced opposition from the Magyars and Germanic tribes to the West, and from the Finnic and Central Asian peoples to the North and East.|
|v1.1 provides a 6 player starting scenario.|
Shamelessly milking the Hex series for all it's worth, Hex Cubed provides literally minutes of fun for the experienced Luxer. Smile wryly to yourself as Noobs try and figure out how to actually take continents. Shake your head as you painstakingly have to explain it to them over and over again. Grimace as the same tired old shapes and themes start making your eyes go funny. And curse me as you begin to wonder why you ever bothered downloading it. On a brighter note, this will probably be the last in the Hex series, as let's face it - it's just not that much fun anymore.
|The Dark Ages - Central|
|THE DARK AGES - CENTRAL|
7 Continents, 12 Cities, 21 Countries
The sixth map in a seven-part series exploring Europe in the Dark Ages.
|Mafia - The New York Families|
|Welcome to New York, controlled by the infamous 5 mafia Families and experience the gang fights, the infinite vendettas and most importantly take control over the Cosa Nostra by eliminating all the Godfathers and owning their districts.|
Recommended with Cuban cigars and the “Godfather” musical score.
This map is part of the Lux - “Mafia” sequel.
|Get in touch with your inner neanderthal.|
Control your tribe, protect your resources, and be the first to discover the elusive secrets of fire and sharp pointy things which will give you the edge when it comes to pushing the neighboring tribe off their land.
If you use the scenario, it's intended primarily as a duel (1vs1) map, with empty bot taking up position #3 in the unclaimed land. Note also that each neanderthal connects to one other on the opposing tribe.
|The Dark Ages - Northeast|
|THE DARK AGES - NORTHEAST|
7 Continents, 9 Cities, 20 Countries
The fifth map in a seven-part series exploring Europe in the Dark Ages.
|Mafia - The Sicilian Connection|
|Sicily, the motherland of the Cosa Nostra. A beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea infested with unlimited series of vendettas, crimes and assassinations. The clans that rule the island are fighting still to control it. Fight your opponent and dare to "make him an offer he can't refuse"!|
Recommended with Martini and the “Godfather II” musical score.
This map is part of the Lux - “Mafia” sequel.
|The Dark Ages - Southwest|
|THE DARK AGES - SOUTHWEST|
3 Continents, 8 Cities, 15 Countries
The third map in a seven-part series exploring Europe in the Dark Ages.
|Play a little game of checkers, hop-skip-and-a-jump over the opposition. The 10 slots in each starting area are worth a 10-point bonus, and the field is clear. Happy jumping!|
|Take note: the southern Andes Mountains has only a few open passes. Thus the border between the Chilean and Argentinian states is passable at only a few points.|
MapLAB update: Added a starting scenario, move Player Info window.
|Saga of Seas - Bering Sea|
|Saga of Seas part II : great battles across the Arctic and Pacific oceans, from Alaska to Kamtchatka...and vice-versa. But beware of the Pirates, which can cause you lots of trouble and steal your men !!! Have fun!|
Fixed a connection missing.
|Star Trek Hex|
|This is a hex map of how space is divided between different powers in the Star Trek universe.|
I have chosen not to include all powers because some have too small territory, so I have treated them as neutral territory and made holes in the map.
I made some changes in some of the powers territories to make the map more fun to play.
This map only shows the alfa and beta quadrant.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND NOTICE: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise are all registered trademarks of Paramount Pictures Corporation. This Lux map is also in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Paramount Pictures Corporation nor Sillysoft games. Any usage of terms deriving from the Star Trek universe should not be taken to mean an endorsement of this work by Paramount Pictures Corporation nor an implication that this is an officially licensed product.
|The heist has gone wrong and now the brass have arrived. Take control of the two storey inn and claim the prize. The stairs are the only way up or down.|
|Arkansas - Corporate Takeover|
|The first Lux-Mart was established in 2002 by the brilliant entrepreneur Walton Quasar Sacks (no relation), in the tiny Arkansas town of Bentonville. The first Lux-Mart only offered a random map generator and single player action, but soon expanded to offer a larger map selection as well as online play. Sacks was able to offer raw at a slightly discounted price, allowing everyone to Lux better, while at the same time pushing out his competitors. The cheap raw and abundance of maps soon made Lux-Mart a Mecca for strategy enthusiasts from across the world. As profits grew, Walton opened Lux-Marts at key points around the state so as to better corner the raw market. Now he is in a position to takeover the entire state! Using his state of the art private satellite network, Sacks has coordinated a bold initiative to inspire the low-paid managers of the Lux-Marts. Whoever can achieve the highest raw sales by the end of the quarter will get their picture hung up in the hallway! You are one of the managers, and it's time to prove yourself!|
But remember, the customer is always right.
|The real Australia, based on topography & population. Beware the limited connections through the mountains in the SE and through the deserts in the centre.|
Make player 6 a neutral-sandy colour for best visual effect with the starting scenario.
|War of 2112|
|A 'War of 2112' consists of the Greek Islands and Turkey. The map also outlines a futuristic background story setting the stage for war. Tread carefully navigating the Greek Islands.|
|NAPOLEON - First Italian Campaign|
|NAPOLEON: First Italian Campaign (1796)|
On March 2, 1796 the Directors of the French Republic appointed Napoleon Bonaparte as the commander-in-chief of the Army of Italy. This was primarily a political manoeuvre, getting the ambitious young artillery commander - recently promoted to general at the age of 26 - out of Paris and relegating him to the most neglected of the French Republic's thirteen principal field armies.
Almost immediately after Napoleon arrived he began a whirlwind campaign in Northern Italy. Within two weeks he defeated the Sardinians in Piedmont. After a brief respite he marched eastward and drove the Austrians out of Lombardy, taking control of Milan.
Napoleon then wanted to pursue the Austrians into Tyrol, but the French Directory in Paris ordered him to swerve south, attacking the Duchy of Parma, the Duchy of Modena, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and the Papal States. In less than a month Napoleon was back in Milan, having successfully achieved the capitulation of the aforementioned territories.
Now more than ever, Napoleon was determined to drive the Austrians out of Italy. His main obstacle, however, was the strongest Austrian base in Italy: the fortress of Mantua. He had begun the siege of Mantua during his southern excursion, and now resumed it with renewed vigor.
Napoleon was able to capture or defeat all armies sent to relieve Mantua, and the city finally surrendured in January, 1797. After a brief southern raid into the Papal States, Napoloen marched north through the Alps towards the gates of Vienna, forcing Austria to sue for peace.
|Theatrum Historicum II--The Ancient World|
|Theatrum Historicum (literally, Historic Theater) is a map covering Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. Based on a map in David Rumsey's map collection, this board provides a good base for historical scenarios. This map has the same territories as Theatrum Historicum I, but different continents and a different scenario.|
This, the second map in the Theatrum Historicum series, is set in 600BC. Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon reigns supreme in the rich fertile crescent, but Medo-Persia lurks to the east, and Egypt to the west. Greece and the Phoenicians are new powers in the Mediterranean, vying for control, and the Barbarians are watching from the north for an opportunity to seize the wealthy lands. Will one become strong enough to take on the eastern powers for control of the fertile crescent?
|Battle Of Europe|
|After WWII the European Union was created to encourage cooperation and peace on the continent, and for the next 200 years the peoples of Europe lived together as one. But the project that started out as a coal and steel union soon became too bloated and bureaucratic, and some nations refused to comply with EU regulations. Other member-states took offence to this and imposed sanctions and blockades. |
As the EU slowly crumbled, new alliances were formed. Sweden joined the Scandinavian and Baltic states and created the Nordic Alliance, while Germany joined its closest neighbours to form a Central power. France, Spain, Portugal and Italy joined forces in the West, while the Balkan states, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova formed an alliance in the East. Russia reconnected with some of its former satellites while Britain remained true to its isle and joined Ireland.
Tension between the different alliances was on the rise and war finally broke out when the Central Alliance invaded and reclaimed Kaliningrad. The rest of Europe began their own wars of conquest and so the peace was broken...
|WWII Russian Front|
|2-Player Scenario. Recommended card sequene 5-5-5.|
Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's surprise invasion of the Soviet Union on 22nd June 1941. Over 4.5 million troops of the Axis powers invaded the USSR along an 1,800 mile front. It is the largest military offensive in history. The Soviet Union suffered catastrophic losses to the German invaders initially, but recovered to hurl the Axis powers into retreat. Russian forces finally captured Berlin and Germany surrendered on May 9th, 1945.
|In 1879 the Victorian police issued a notice for the capture of ‘The Kelly Gang’ - ‘$8000 REWARD. Robbery. Murder.’|
There was an air of desperation about this generous offer - not only had the first reward of $4000 failed to excite public support but the gang’s latest venture saw them effectively take control of an entire town, stealing and vandalizing without contest - as brazen and cunning a crime as any, points noted by a royal commission which later looked into the event:
“The daring with which this outrage was committed, and the impunity with which the gang were allowed to swoop down upon a township, to bail up the police, to rob one of the banks, and return to their haunts in Victoria, marked this episode as one of the most extraordinary in the whole career of the outlaws.“
A colorful story which the public had an appetite for, especially news of its unofficial leader Ned Kelly, seen by many as more of a social bandit than a robber. This view was destined to stick as details of the latest crime came to light, of when Ned took pause from robbing the bank to locate the townsfolk’s mortgage deeds and torch them. Whether the debts were voided is unclear but it certainly afforded the man a Robin Hoodesque quality.
It was Ironic that a letter written by Ned Kelly for publication and presented in person to the editor of a newspaper failed to get a run. In this document, now known now as ‘The Jerilderie letter’, Ned Kelly explained the reasons for him being an outlaw via a personal account of discrimination against the Irish Catholic settler and of the ill treatment his family had suffered at the hands of police and Irish Protestant squatters. It has since been recognized as an important historical artifact and record of the man’s character, not appreciated by the newsman at the time who passed it onto the police. This was as close to the gang as police would get for more than a year.
It was 1880 when news reached the gang of a special police train carrying a hunting party scheduled to pass through the town of Glenrowan . This was an opportunity to stop running. Somewhere along that stretch of line they'd bring the train off the rails.
The gang arrived in Glenrowan and holed up the Ann Jones Inn, chosen for close proximity to the railway. They had to detain about 70 locals while at the Inn to ensure their presence remain secret. Among the hostages was Glenrowan schoolteacher Thomas Curnow. He put it to the Gang he be allowed to return home for family matters and was freed, an unwise call it would turn out, as the man immediately alerted police of the gang and the danger to the train.
With their plans foiled it is unclear why the Kelly Gang did not flee before the Inn was entirely surrounded by police. Perhaps they never intended to. One thing is for sure, they had planned for such an encounter and forged suits of plate metal amour, bulky and exceedingly heavy but tuff enough to repel bullets.
It was early morning when police saw four figures emerge from the Inn and take position on the verandah. In the near dark they were an unnerving sight, appeared like four misshapen giants. Perhaps that confusion lent the Kelly Gang a moment or two more grace before the first volley of police fire greeted them. The brute violence of lead smashing against metal was staggering, but none of them fell, and once steady they advanced, firing into the haze of gun smoke and cartridge flash rising from the police line.
It was this moment of crazed defiance that Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang would be most remembered.
|Franco-Prussian War HD|
|This map has been optimized for use on the iPad. |
Tension between France and Prussia had been building for years when Spanish rebels overthrew Queen Isabella of Spain. The rebels offered the vacant Spanish thrown to a Prussian prince. Napoleon III of France, immediately protested this move and threatened war against Prussia. Wilhelm I of Prussia agreed to back off the Spanish thrown. Falsely sensing weakness, Napoleon III demanded that no Prussian monarch ever be considered for the Spanish thrown. In response, Wilhelm sent a telegram from his vacation home in Ems, politely refusing this demand. Wilhelm's Prime Minister, Otto Von Bismarck, sensed opportunity to orchestrate war and unite Germany. He edited the telegram and insulted the French, while at the same time making it sound as if the French had insulted Wilhelm. The scheme worked. France declared war on Prussia, and under skillful diplomatic maneuvering, Bismarck ensured that the independent Germanic states allied with Prussia, thus uniting Germany against a common foe.
|Lots of triangles|
Everything between Russia, Iceland and South America.
In preferences please set border width (preferences) to zero and uncheck "Set auto-shrink maps to fit screen".
The map is too large to fit most screens, some vertical scrolling is necessary. It doesn't really upset game play.
Mountain ranges cannot be crossed. Sea connections are indicated by connecting coastal zones (the lighter blue area's around the land masses).
|LuxLAX - Los Angeles Intl Airport|
|**v1.3 think i FINALLY got all the connections right. sorry...first map!|
A traveler has come down with Swine Flu in Los Angeles International Aiport. The airport is on lockdown to prevent the further spread of the virus. Help the government secure the terminals and airport grounds before a full blown outbreak can occur.
The infected passenger arrived via Terminal 1, and the virus is quickly spreading from that hot zone. Working with the Airport Control Tower, three containment teams from the CDC, DOD and HHS have been dispatched to begin their sweep of the airport.
The dotted lines are lines of attack from terminal gates to planes, and from plane to plane on the tarmac.
The central air traffic control tower is in “radio contact” with any marked plane, and all marked planes are in contact with one another.
|Bring order to these disordered lands! Conquer the crystals and gain from their power. Unite them all to be the ultiamte ruler of the crystal lands.|
Watch for subtle variations in defensible borders as you gain territory.
v2.0 includes an updated theme and a new scenario. Replaces the original Quasicrystal due to size changes.
|Classic map of the world.|
Shrunk down to fit on tiny screens.
Borders optimized for touch-screen slides.
Search for "Lux" in the iPhone app store for mobile fun.
|New Hampshire - The Last First Primary|
|The front-runner for the nomination of the President of the United States misinterpreted the media's definition of a "battleground" state. Taking the term literally, the candidate brought his own private army to New Hampshire assuming that it must be conquered by force in order to win the election. Not wanting to appear weak, all the other candidates followed suite. Soon the tiny northeastern State was at war, as each candidate fought desperately to conquer every corner and "convince" every voter. The last, first primary has begun and it's safe to say that this election season has started off with a bang!|
|This classic map includes a new theme, a new start scenario and is slightly larger than the original. Effort has been made to stay true to the original layout and the size of countries relative to one another.|
All country connections and bonuses are identical to the sacred design of 'Classic' by AJ Bertenshaw.
11 Aug 2010. Country border layout altered.
|This is the Biathlon theme for Lux' Vancouver Winter Games 2010.|
There is a scenario that could be used for a real race - i.e. try to race around and hit the finish line first...
|In a time of myth and legend, four kingdoms lived for many years in peace.|
But as their population expanded they sought for more land to expand their own realm.
As their borders kept approaching all and more closer to those of other kingdoms, disputes arose as to whom the land belonged to. War was but inevitable and so the battle for the Realms begun.
Your king has ordered you to take his knights and crush any of those who oppose him.
The fate of your kingdom is in your hands.
Long live the King.
|The continent of Europe optimized for the iPhone. Conquer it!|
|Castle Lux HD|
|Castle Lux optimized for the iPad|
|Lux In Flux2|
|Lux is in turmoil once again. Some new nations have risen and some banished countries have united to compete for domination. Not happy with how their beloved forums have been run, the retired Lux Moderators have returned and declared war on the next generation.|
|A miniaturized version of Canada.|
|THE HOT GATES - Mini|
|It is 480 BC when the armies of Persia descend on Greece. A comparatively small force of Greeks march to meet the invaders at Thermopylae and The Hot Gates where the only road into Greece narrows sharply between cliffs, choking an armies advance. It is Ideal terrain for the Greek’s phalanx, and for three days they use the advantage of the gates to repel wave after wave of Persian assault. Hope is dashed though when the Greek traitor Ephialtes leads the Persians to ‘The Anopaia Path’, a tiny goat trail granting access to Greece around the gates. Undone, the bulk of the Greek army retreat, leaving only a handful of soldiers behind, chiefly Spartans - their King, Leonidas and his tiny regiment of career soldiers thought to number as little as 300. These men fight on, not for victory in battle but that their defiance will send a message. Indeed, even as Persian swords cut them down the story of the battle and the bravery at The Hot Gates spreads throughout the land, and with it, hope.|
A re-thinking of the original design - Various changes to bonuses, connections and place names.
|8 SPowers World|
|8 Superpowers fight to conquer the World|
|A war in space, the map is set up so you can move Checker Board style.|
|Helium 3 has been discovered deep within the Moon's core. Earth's richest companies soon build multiple refineries on the surface in an attempt to corner the market of this cheap, abundant energy source. The lack of any sort of lunar government means these companies are free to use any means necessary to achieve their goals. Who will secure all the Helium 3, and with it, the power to rule Earth!|
Follow the red lettered arrows to cross to the otherside of the Moon.
|Napoleonic Wars HD|
|Napoleon has returned from Egypt to a French Republic in tatters and suffering terrible defeats at the hands of the British and Austrians. He immediately siezes control, disbands the government and proclaims himself Emperor of France. With a reinvigorated army he sets out to confront the Coalition and put the whole of Europe under his thumb! Can Napoleon be the first to conquer the entire continent? Or will Russia, England and the Coalition stand in his way?!|
|12th Century Europe|
|I've been tweaking my first (and so far only) map a little, adding a few connections and that sort of thing. The Byzantine Empire needs to be aware of the danger posed by Venice; the red line indicates a one-way connection from Venice to a number of Byzantine and Dalmatian territories.|
I've redrawn a few territories to make them bigger and easier to click, and I split one other territory into two.
mapLAB update: added a starting scenario.
|tribal africa 1800s|
|Ever since white men came to Africa, they have been having unhappy kind of love affair with its people. Bound by centuries of rituals and lore, the african population will not be easily tamed by such trappings as christianity|
set cards to colonial