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Year Published
2011
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(137 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Trajan
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Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture.

The central mechanism of the game uses a system similar to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games. In Trajan, a player has six possible actions: building, trading, taking tiles from the forum, using the military, influencing the Senate, and placing Trajan tiles on his tableau.

At the start of the game, each player has two differently colored pieces in each of the six 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 a clockwise order. Wherever 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 and through later actions), then the player takes the additional action shown on that tile.

What are you trying to do with these actions? Acquire victory points (VPs) in whatever ways are available to you – and since this is a Feld design, you try to avoid being punished, too. At the Forum you try to anticipate the demands of the public so that you can supply them what they want and not suffer a penalty. In the Senate you acquire influence which translates 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, earning more points for those regions far from Rome.

All game components are language neutral, and the playing time is 30 minutes per player.

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German distributor Hutter Trade GmbH & Co. KG has worldwide distribution rights for Trajan following the game's debut at Spiel 2011 by publisher Ammonit Spiele.

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Awards

  • 2012 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Winner
  • 2012 Lucca Games Best of Show (Italy), Winner, Best Board Game for Experts
  • 2012 Tric Trac d'or (France), Game of the Year, 2nd place Tric Trac d'argent
  • 2012 J.U.G. (Portugal), Finalist, 3rd place

Components

  • 1 game board
  • 4 Arches of Trajan
  • 4 sets of octagonal action markers
  • 1 time marker
  • 4 military leader tokens
  • 8 discs
  • 60 small player tokens
  • 60 commodity cards
  • 54 Trajan tiles
  • 70 Forum tiles
  • 12 Extra action tiles
  • 20 Construction tiles
  • 24 [+2] marker
  • 15 Demand tiles
  • 3 Ship tiles
  • 12 Bonus tiles
  • 4 Quarter year tiles
  • 4 player mats in the player colors
  • 1 Linen bag
  • 2 Rulebooks

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English edition 2013 with GAMES 100 "Game of the Year"
Publisher: Ammonit Spiele, HUCH! & friends, Passport Game Studios
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2013
Size: 11.45 x 8.90 x 2.80 inches
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Multilingual Masterprint edition 2012
Publisher: Quined Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2012
Product Code: LFCABC318
Size: 12.44 x 8.94 x 2.87 inches
3.92 pounds
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Multilingual edition 2012
Publisher: Ammonit Spiele, HUCH! & friends, Hutter Trade GmbH + Co KG
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2012
Product Code: 400159B
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
3.85 pounds
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English/German first edition
Publisher: Ammonit Spiele
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2011
Product Code: 40015
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
English, German
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Italian second edition
Publisher: Asterion Press
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2011
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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0 Trajan - Rules synthesis
Trajan - Synthèse de règles avec correction des erreurs de la règle française
French
2015-04-22
10 Trajan - Rules Reference_Player Aid
This is a 2-page rules reference and player aid for Trajan.
English
2015-04-20
3 Preparazione e regolamento
Al fine di evitare di andarsi a leggere il regolamento per intero... in 2 pagine word dovrebbe esserci tutto!
Italian
2014-05-23
5 Trajan Foam Core Insert Plans
Plans for my Foam Core Insert for Trajan which was based on the design posted by fellow BGG user Grildenstork. After completing the insert I thought it might be helpful for other users if they liked my design to also provided plans. The plans are the first set I've created in over 20 years so if you have any suggestions/feedback on the format please let me know. Geeklist comment where I got the basic layout from and pictures of my completed project can be found [comment=4486324]HERE[/comment]. [B]Note:[/B] The pictures for the card tray are missing the raised platforms that I added after playing the game with this insert.
English
2014-03-17
5 Trajan - Solitaire variant with dummy player
Updated to clarify rule about red die usage.
English
2014-03-16
3 Trajan - Guia do Jogador
Tradução para o português do guia feito por [user=vardamir][/user] Versão original abaixo http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/80820/trajan-custom-player-aid
Portuguese
2014-03-16
2 Russian short rules / Русские правила
Поправил синтаксические ошибки и неточности в нюансах. Если кратко: тайлы Траяна с ресурсами действуют только, когда они "выполнены", и лежат слева на серых квадратах персонального поля. Бонусные иайлы с миплами дают ПО не за миплов в лагерях, а за миплов на зданиях/провинциях.
Russian
2013-12-08
6 Karta pomocy Trajan v1.0
Opisz akcji, kwartału (popyt, senat, sprzątanie) i końcowego liczenia punktów. 2 karty na stronie A4.
Polish
2013-12-05
10 Solo Variant of Trajan
Update version (correct the typo)
English
2013-09-02
5 Trajan Rules Summary in German
2 pages summary of German rules: 1st page with rules for playing and 2nd page with rules for End of Round / Quarter / Game.
German
2013-01-23
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Strategy Game Rank: 23
Num Ratings: 6547
Average Rating: 7.84
Standard Deviation: 1.36
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