Alea Iacta Est (2009)

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2009
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Best with 5 players
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Alea Iacta Est is Latin for "The Die is Cast".

Players take on the role of Caesar and compete for the most prestige points. This happens by clever placement of his/her eight dice, which are placed on five different buildings.

At the Castrum (barracks), new provinces can be conquered, while patricians can be recruited at the Forum Romanum to be sent to those provinces. At the Senatus, cards can be won for bonuses that will be kept secret until the end of the game. The Templum awards prestige points directly from the Goddess Fortuna. Each die that does not win any of these ends the round at the Latrina, where it provides its owner with a “repete!” chip, which can be used to re-roll dice or can be traded in two-to-one for prestige points at the end of the game. Each building has special rules as to how the dice can be placed, allowing many tactical possibilities with any roll of the dice.

Each round ends when one player has placed his/her last die, and after 5 rounds (6 rounds with 2-3 players), the patricians are organized in their provinces, the senate cards are revealed, and the scores are totaled. The player with the most prestige points wins!

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The phrase "alea iacta est" literally means "the die has been cast" but is commonly translated as "the game has begun".

Reviewed in "Counter - Boardgames Reviewed & Discussed" by Stuart Dagger*, Issue 46, September 2009, pp. 20-21.

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English first edition
Publisher: alea, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Patrick Rennwanz, Claus Stephan
Year: 2009
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
1.72 pounds
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Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Patrick Rennwanz, Claus Stephan
Year: 2009
Product Code: 26 935 8
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Règles françaises par Eric Flumian. French rules by Eric Flumian.
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2 Tradução das Regras em Português (BR)
Rules translation to portuguese BR (based on the german version) - Tradução das regras para português Brasil (baseado na versão em Alemão) - Version 1.0
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12 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
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Cartas de senado con texto y nueva gráfica. Son del tamaño de las originales por lo que pueden ser colocadas en fundas junto a ellas. Basado en las cartas creadas por Mikko Nissinen (Nysalor) [imageid=1251209 medium]
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3 Alea Iacta Est magyar szabály-összefoglaló
Reszletes szoveges magyar szabaly-osszefoglalo, ami alapjan a jatek tokeletesen jatszhato. Az eredeti szabalyfuzet alapjan az S.P.Q.R. kartyak is konnyen beazonosithatoak, de szamuk alapjan is egyertelmi melyik szoveg melyik kartyanak a leirasa.
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Description: This is a Word document I created with pictures and captions to help people get past the things I had trouble with when I learned this game. I hope you find it helpful
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1 Senaatskaarten vertaling Nederlands
An overview of the senate cards in Dutch, translated from the original German rules.
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2010-12-24
17 Scoring sheet for Alia Iacta Est
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13 reglas de juego en castellano
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26 AleaIactaEst - Detailed Player Aid
A detailed player aid that captures the majority of the rules. In particular it focuses on the rules for each building. Please contact me with any suggestions/corrections. Version 1.0 - 2/9/2010
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