Saturday, May 25, 2013

Game Profile: Arena Roma II

Name  Arena Roma II
Byline  Join the revolt in Rome!

Mechanics Action Point Allowance, Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, Hand Management
Theme Roman Empire
Publication Queen Games, 2009
Ages 8+
Time 30
Players 2

Arena Roma II is a stand-alone 2 player war card game from game designer Stefan Feld.

The struggle for predominance in Rome hasn’t been decided yet – the die has not yet been cast!  In Arena Roma II players use character cards and building cards to populate their side of an icon bar.  Each of the cards brings a unique ability to attack, to defend, or to generate victory points.  The object of the game is to either run your opponent completely out of victory points or to have more victory points than your opponent when the bank of victory point tokens is exhausted.  One way to make sure your opponent is low on victory points is to destroy one of their characters or buildings.  The first phase of each turn forces a player to give back a victory point for each vacant space on their side of the icon bar.  Three dice are rolled on each turn to determine which characters or buildings can be activated.  Additionally, the dice can be used to obtain gold that is necessary to cover the cost to play characters and buildings or used to draw additional cards into your hand for strategic placement later.

The secret to success is learning when and where to place characters and buildings to inflict as much damage as possible on your opponent while amassing victory points for yourself.

A copy of Arena Roma II is available in our Store Demo Game Library for you to come in and try out while you are here.

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