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Reiner Knizia's Rome

Designer:Reiner Knizia
Publisher name:GMT Games
Status:In print
Price:US$ 39.95
No. of players:2-5
Age:8 years and up
Duration:10 minutes to ¾ hour
English reviews:Faidutti, The Games Journal
French reviews:Faidutti
Online shop:EFUN (EN)
Includes:Neue Spiele im alten Rom (1994); Piatnik; Reiner Knizia
Box text:Experience the glory that was Rome, from its most desperate
moment to the height of its power. This three-in-one package
provides quick-playing gamettes on three different aspects of
Roman history: the war with Hannibal, the chariot races of the
Circus Maximus and the power politics of the empire. This
introductory game package is loaded with fun.

In Hannibal vs. Rome, two players match wits across the
Western Mediterranean for dominance. Each player maneuvers
legions and fleets across the key paths toward each other's
capital, using number cards to resolve battles. All rests upon
putting forth your strongest effort at the right time and place.

In Circus Maximus, up to five players use their cards to propel
their teams of three chariots to the finish line, while cleverly
obstructing the path of their opponents.

In Imperium, up to five players vie for pro-consulships in eight
provinces of the empire, using influence to acquire power. Each player must assess the value of short-term acquisitions versus
developing a power base over the long-term in more valuable locations, while judging when best to bend the ear of Caesar to
speed up the selection process.

All three of these gamettes have few pieces and rules; each can be taught and played very quickly. Relying upon mastery of
card play from limited-size hands of equal value, they reward players for guessing their opponents' intentions and calculating the
range of responses left in their hands.

Glory to the Vanquished!
Contents:1 Back-printed, mounted mapboard
100 Playing Cards
15 Chariots
15 Legions
6 Ships
6 Pawns
70 Markers
1 Rulebook
Last modified:10.01.07

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