Chariots of Rome

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Only the whims of the Gods and the skill of the aurigae will determine who the victor will be!

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Rome, 10 BC: Caesar Augustus has erected a mighty obelisk in the center of the Circus Maximus in tribute to his conquest of Egypt. Filling the arena are more than 150,000 Romans of all classes, from Senator to slave. While this is normally an uncommon sight, they have assembled to watch the ludi circenses, the chariot races.

Banners of the Red, White, Green, and Blue factions wave in the stands as the fans cheer on their favorite drivers and teams. Soon, the thunder of a dozen quadriga, four-horse-drawn chariots, will roar as they race at breakneck speeds. Only the whims of the gods and the skill of the drivers, or aurigae, will determine the victor.


Chariots of Rome is a competitive, chariot-racing board game for 2 to 8 cunning drivers set in ancient Rome's grand stadium, the Circus Maximus. Each player controls a unique charioteer competing on the giant oval track for two laps. You can also play with up to four teams of two chariots, each representing a different Roman faction.

But there is more to winning the laurel wreath of victory than just than handling dangerous corners! Charioteers can whip and ram their opponents to hinder them during the race (to the crowd’s delight). The gods are watching, too, along with the tens of thousands in the crowd, and they may be inclined to influence the race in their favor!

So mount your chariot, tie the reins around your waist, tightly grasp your whip, and pay tribute to Caesar in Chariots of Rome!

Game data subject to change without notice.


What's In The Box?:


•   One x-page, full-color Rulebook
•   1 Stadium Map
•   16 Charioteer Cards
•   19 Fate Cards
•   32 Action Cards
•   8 Initiative Cards
•   8 Chariot Control Sheets
•   8 Rattled Counters
•   8 Tactics Point Tokens
•   8 Endurance Tokens
•   8 Speed Level Tokens
•   8 Lap Tokens
•   8 Chariot Tokens
•   8 Start Tokens
•   1 Blue Favor of the Gods die
•   1 Black Crack the Whip die

Credits:


Game Design: Sean Young
Development: Stephen Palacio
Graphic Design: Sean Young
Illustration: Chelsea Autio
Playtesting: James Baca, Pierre Belca, Mike Bencomo, Shawn Bernard, Pascal Bons, Phil Fleischman, Taylor Flynn, Mike Fryer, Nathan Hansen, Clayton Hayles, Alejandro Komai, Jeremy Lennert, Stephanie Marroquin, Noah Massaro, Lance McMillan, Derrick Nguyen, Michael Stultz, Jay Vales, Ian Wakeham, Roger Yang, Lewis Young, Sheri Young, and the guys from Zero to Hero Comics
Proofreading: Bill Barrett, John Ferrari, Linda Daley Paulson, Karen Wolterman

Game Resources

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Game Data

Number of Players 2-8
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 60-120 minutes
Difficulty 4
Solitaire Suitability 1 (not suitable)
Designer Sean Young
Developer Alan Emrich