(This game is also available in a Spanish language edition.)
In Ancient Rome attract clients, secure funds and employ specialists to promote your team of candidates up through the historical course of honor. One of them may even become First Man in Rome!
Two dice in each of 5 colors represent
The player rolls one of each color plus one of their choice.
Of these they draft one for themselves and pass the rest to the next player.
Each drafted die corresponds to a particular location on the player's personal grid.
Each location grants a different advantage, such as
Each of these advantages occurs during a different phase.
The clever bit is that as in Puerto Rico, the phases themselves are not set, but actually determined by the players. Each phase type is determined via the exact same process as the above. This means that players only discover as they go along the types of phases that will resolve on the current turn, and whether they will occur at all. You must manage the risk of not knowing in advance what will happen and what will not, but you have some chance to influence the outcome.
So if you feel you have what it takes to become FIRST MAN IN ROME, "Alea iacta est!" – LET THE DICE FLY HIGH!
|Rome in Crisis||The Republic of Carthage|
Published February 28, 2017.
Enjoyable game, clever mechanisms, different possible strategic approaches. I really enjoyed it. I like the look of the nicely complicated board.
|Average Rating||2 reviews|
|Publish Date||March 01, 2017|
|If You Like||Puerto Rico|
|More Info||The Course of Honor web site|