Module:The Measure of the Earth

From Vassal
Publisher SNAFU Design Era Age of Reason
Year 2023 Topic Travel
Players 1 Scale Abstract
Length 30

Files and Module Information

Filename Filetype Size Date Compatibility Developer Other Contributors
Snafu-TheMeasureOfTheEarth-v093.vmod The Measure of the Earth module 13.97 MB 2023-09-20 3.7.0 Angel Berlanas Vicente
TheMeasureOfTheEarth.vmod The Measure of the Earth module 13.96 MB 2023-09-17 3.6.19 Angel Berlanas Vicente

Change Log

  • Version 0.93 - Requires VASSAL Version 3.7.0 or later!
    • Added Élysée Palace as the Icon for European Equipment (thanks Marc and Oscar for the ideas)
    • Added new Turn Counter Buttons near the Counter.
  • Version 0.91 - Requires VASSAL Version 3.6.19 or later!
    • Fixed turn counter.
    • Added the two default setups.
    • Added tables at default map.


The Measure of the Earth is a small and simple solo postcard game published as a freebie by SNAFU Design, as a gift to customers of SNAFU Store.

In 1736, the Paris Academy of Sciences organized a geodetic mission to Lapland and another one to the Real Audiencia de Quito (now Ecuador). The goal: to measure the length of a degree of meridian at each location, to compare them, and to determine the shape of the Earth, whether flattened by the poles or by the equator.

In the game, the player controls the members of the expedition to Ecuador and, using scarce Action Points, must triangulate the distance between Quito and Cuenca and perform gravity measures, with the best accuracy possible. If the player manages to triangulate a distance long enough and with good accuracy, the mission will be considered a success. More info at [1]

Published with permissions from the author and publisher.

Please report bugs/improvements at: aberlanas at

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