Trajan Roman Strategy Game By Foxmind
The central mechanism of the game uses a similar system to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games.
- Taking tiles from the forum
- Using the military
- Influencing the Senate
- Putting Trajan tiles on his tableau.
At the start of the game, each player has 2 differently colored pieces in each of the 6 sections (bowls) of his tableau. On a turn, the player picks up all the pieces in one bowl and distributes them one-by-one in bowls in clockwise order. Does not matter where the final piece is placed, the player takes the action associated with that bowl; in addition, if the colored pieces in that bowl match the colors shown on a Trajan tile next to the bowl (with tiles being placed at the start of the game & through later actions), then the player takes the additional action shown on that tile.
How to play? Gain victory points (VPs) in any way is available to you – and since this is a Feld design, you try to avoid being punished, too. At the Forum you try to predict the needs of the public so that you can supply them what they want and not be charged a penalty. In the Senate you gain influence which transforms into votes on VP-related laws, ideally snagging a law that fits your long-term plans. With the military, you take control of regions in Europe, gaining more points for those regions far from Rome.
- Game components - language-neutral
- The playing time: 30 minutes per player
- Social interaction and Logical thinking are skills that are developed in this game
- 1 gameboard
- 4 Playermats
- 214 Counters
- 125 Wooden pieces
- 60 Cards
- 1 Cotton Bag
- 1Game Rules
|Age||12 years +|
|Item Dimensions||25.4 x 15.24 x 7.62 cm|
|Play Time||90 Minutes|
Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 12 years +