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2012
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3 − 4
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
17 and up
Playing Time
150 minutes
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14 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery
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Spartacus
Spartacus: Ein Spiel Über Blut und Verrat
Spartacus: Gra o Krwi i Zdradzie
Spartacus: Le Prix du Sang et de la Trahison
Spartacus: Un Juego de Sangre Y Tración
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Game description from the publisher:

In Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, an exciting game of twisted schemes and bloody combats inspired by the hit STARZ Original series, each player takes on the role of Dominus, head of a rising house in the ancient Roman city of Capua. Each house is competing for Influence to gain the favor of Rome. Through a combination of political schemes and glorious battles on the arena sands your house will rise in fame and stature. As Dominus, you have a variety of resources at your disposal. Guards protect you from schemes launched by rivals. Slaves run your household and earn gold. Gladiators compete to bring glory to themselves and influence to their Dominus.

Three main phases occur in each game round of Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery.

The Intrigue Phase is when players launch their Schemes, hoping to raise their fortunes while undermining their rivals. Schemes and Reactions are represented by cards in the Intrigue Deck. Players wield their Influence to put their Schemes into play, often asking for (or bribing) another player’s help in hatching the most complex plots.

The Market Phase is when players buy, sell and trade Assets (Gladiators, Slaves, Equipment and Guards). Players also bid against each other to acquire new Assets at Auction. Wealth is not the only path to success as players bluff and bargain with each other to acquire the Assets they covet.

The Arena Phase is when the bloody games are held. Gladiators from two rival Houses are pitted against each other in a brutal fight for glory. The spectacles of the games are represented by miniature combat on the arena board. Fighters pit their Attack, Defense and Speed dice against one another to determine the victor. All players seek to increase their fortunes by betting on the outcome of the gruesome conflict. Fighters who emerge from the arena victorious gain Favor and their Dominus gain Influence.

The goal of the game is to become the most influential house in Capua, securing your family’s power for years to come. During the game, players will bribe, poison, betray, steal, blackmail, and undermine each other. Gold will change hands again and again to buy support, stay someone’s hand or influence their decisions. Will you be the honorable player whose word is their bond or the treacherous schemer whose alliances change with the wind?

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Components:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 4 House boards
  • 4 Gladiator figures
  • 4 Turn Summary Cards
  • 62 Market Deck cards
  • 104 Intrigue Deck cards
  • 117 Gold tokens
  • 1 Host token
  • 10 Favour/Injury tokens
  • 4 Champion tokens
  • 12 Betting tokens (3 per house)
  • 4 Influence track tokens (1 per house)
  • 9 Red Attack six-sided dice
  • 9 Black Defense six-sided dice
  • 8 Blue Speed six-sided dice
  • Rulebook

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Spartacus: Ein Spiel Über Blut und Verrat
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German first edition
Publisher: Gale Force Nine, LLC, Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Charles Woods
Year: 2013
Product Code: HE458
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.75 inches
3.42 pounds
German
Release Date: Feb 4, 2013
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Spartacus: Un Juego de Sangre Y Tración
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Battlefront Miniatures Ltd, Gale Force Nine, LLC
Artist: Charles Woods
Year: 2013
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.75 inches
3.42 pounds
Spanish
Release Date: Feb 2013
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Spartacus: Le Prix du Sang et de la Trahison
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French first edition
Publisher: A1 Games, Battlefront Miniatures Ltd, Gale Force Nine, LLC
Artist: Charles Woods
Year: 2013
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.75 inches
3.42 pounds
French
Release Date: Oct 2013
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Spartacus: Gra o Krwi i Zdradzie
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Battlefront Miniatures Ltd, Gale Force Nine, LLC
Artist: Charles Woods
Year: 2013
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.75 inches
3.42 pounds
Polish
Release Date: Q4 2013
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Spartacus
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Russian first edition
Publisher: Battlefront Miniatures Ltd, Gale Force Nine, LLC, Zvezda
Artist: Charles Woods
Year: 2013
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.75 inches
3.42 pounds
Russian
Release Date: Oct 2013
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8 Template for intrigue cards
Photoshop template to create your own intrigue cards. Include fonts
English
2014-10-01
0 the Chinese rule of spartacus
the Chinese rule of spartacus
Chinese
2014-07-28
5 Pełne, poprawione tłumaczenie wszystkich kart
Zawiera tłumaczenie wszystkich kart. Są one podzielone kolorystycznie i tematycznie. Tłumaczenie poprawne językowo (nie tylko przepuszczone przez translator)oraz nawiązujące klimatycznie do uniwersum gry.
Polish
2014-06-29
0 Tuckboxes for Market and Intrigue deck
Boxes for the Market and Intrigue deck with all cards from the original box and expansion. (simple design with minimal ink usage)
English
2014-06-24
0 Clamshell Box for 6 gladiators
Clamshell type box, with dividers for the 6 gladiators from the orginal and expansion sets.
English
2014-06-24
0 Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery Rulebook (hrvatska pravila)
Unofficial fan content/neslužbeni prijevod pravila Prijevod: Hrvoje Kovačević
Croatian
2014-06-15
1 Tłumaczenie kart intryg i marketu
Tłumaczenie kart intryg i marketu na jednej kartce A4. Podstawa do grania w Spartacusa.
Polish
2014-06-11
11 Advanced Rules for Arena Combat
Updated: revised rules for Charge & Sustained Attack action.
English
2014-06-02
0 Házak speciális szabályai magyarul
Minimális javítás történt.
Hungarian
2014-04-30
1 Szabály-összefoglaló
Egy kis javítás.
Hungarian
2014-04-30
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Who Dares Rolls Podcast – Episode 4 – Spartacus
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The Boardroom - Episode one!
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AP Podcast – Episodio 4: La Villa vs Spartacus
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Allt på ett kort #6 – Spartacus
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Episodio 8 – A Victory Denied y ¿qué son los wargames?
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