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This collection brings together three of Reiner Knizia's games set in Ancient Rome, covering three very different aspects of the Roman Empire.
The first is Hannibal versus Rome. This fun two-player game illustrates the initial struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage. Hannibal versus Rome uses a map that covers the Western Mediterranean. Players move Legions and Fleets, deciding conflicts by the use of cards in order to determine who will be the dominant power in the Mediterranean region.
The second game, Imperium, focuses on Rome's political and territorial expansion as it grew during the years of Imperial rule. In each round the two to five players distribute markers onto areas of the Empire, with control of one area being decided each round. The players need to have the right influence at the decisive moment to take control, without neglecting long-term development. Imperium is a game of planning and timing.
Finally, the third game leads us into the heart of Rome itself with its renowned public entertainment for the masses; chariot racing in the Circus Maximus.
Each of two to five players controls a team of three chariots. In a game of pure tactics, players receive five movement cards that they can assign each turn to individual chariots as they wish. The first to bring all three across the finish line wins the game and the laurel wreath.
These games in the Rome collection increase in complexity from the relatively simple, fast playing Hannibal versus Rome, through the strategic planning of Imperium, to the tactical nuances of Circus Maximus. Three very different games in one package by this top designer represent tremendous value.
Double-sided mounted mapboard
1 Deck of Playing Cards
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