Innovation is a civilization-building card game by the designer of Glory to Rome, Carl Chudyk.
It contains 105 cards organized into 10 progressing ages, each representing a different idea, technology, or innovation throughout history. Every card has a unique ability, leading to interesting combos, interactions, and diversified play experiences across multiple games. It is built on simple base mechanics, with the complexity deriving from the wide variety of game text on the cards.
It won the 2010 Golden Geek Award for Best Card Game, awarded by BoardGameGeek.
Third Edition versions of Innovation’s expansions will follow in 2016 and 2017.