The Game: It is 300 BC. Since being founded as a Republic in 509 BC Rome has grown in power and influence. Now it is your time…
You and up to 4 other players are one of Rome’s great leaders. Take control of legions and lead them across the known world for the next 600 years as you deal with uprisings, rebellions, political intrigue, and wars. Players can make alliances with one another (and true to Rome, break those alliances!) maneuver their forces and the enemies of Rome, all as they try to become the one true Caesar! All others are fed to the lions and their legacies lost to history…
Rome wasn't built in a day, but now you and your friends can in 2 hours!
Using cards you lead your legions across the Roman world dealing with uprisings among the tribes and conquered areas. Do you move your legions or the enemies of Rome?
You must make the decision of which card in your hand to play. As you play conquer new areas togain glory as a leader of Rome's legions. Use that glory to gain influence for political intrigue points to spend to convert enemies of Rome to allies of Rome, recruit new legions, build catapults and siege armies or fortify areas.
ENEMIES OF ROME is a 2 to 5 player game that plays in 90-120 minutes. Each player is a leader of Rome's vaunted legions. The game board portrays Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. The game takes place in Roman history from 300 BC to 300 AD. A deck of 55 cards allows players to maneuver their forces, as well as the many enemies of Rome, while they try to become the one true Caesar.
The cards portray historic events from Roman history from 300 BC to 300 AD. Wooden cubes represent the legions of Rome, as well as the enemies of Rome. Special battle dice allow players to fight the enemies of Rome as they try to expand the Roman empire.
Historical events on the cards cause surprise and no two games will ever play the same. Gamers can form alliances to try to block other players.
Each player takes a turn in the sequence:
Place new units: Receive three legions from their stockpile and place.
Draw Card: Draw one new card from the draw deck. (Skip this phase on turn 1)
Intrigue Phase: You may spend one intrigue talent if you have one.
Play card: Play one of the two cards in your hand for movement and/or battle. It is placed face down in the discard pile.
Add glory: Add glory points and receive intrigue talents if earned.
There are four types of movement:
Legion Land movement
Legion Naval movement
Enemy of Rome Land movement
Enemies of Rome Naval movement
The player ending the game with the most glory points is Caesar. In the event of a tie between two or more players, the player with the most Legions on the board wins. All other players are fed to the lions in the Coliseum!
Large hard mounted game board
125 wooden cubes in 5 colors (25 for each legion player)
100 green wooden cubes (enemies of Rome)
5 red roman battle dice
5 green enemies of Rome battle dice
55 card deck
2 to 5 Players
90 to 120 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 07 August 2018