Age of Conan is a strategy board game for two to four players ages, and is playable in 90 minutes. In Age of Conan, players control the four major kingdoms of the Hyborian Age as they aggressively expand their borders and influence, competing to become the most powerful kingdom of the age. Each player's forces include Army units, which are used to invade provinces and fight battles by force of arms; and Emissary units, who form and break alliances via diplomacy and political maneuvering. Rick Nauertz, sales associate for Fantasy Flight Games, told TDmonthly, "Thief, barbarian, pirate, king. Robert E. Howard's tales of the exploits and adventures of Conan have inspired generations."