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Peter Wotruba
United States
San Diego
California
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10
Jul 2002*
plays better with at least 1 inititive up for auction.
2002-07-15*
Owned
Scott Randall
United States
Texarkana
Arkansas
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10
May 2015
Best game in my collection. I will not turn a game down if I have players present and the 5-7 hours to complete a game.
2002-08-22*
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Jamie Wolf
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Nov 2002*
Currenly my favorite game, and likely to keep that status permenantly.
2002-11-30*
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Simone Coscelli
Italy
Reggio Emilia
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10
Feb 2003*
Very complex,but...what a game!!WOW
2003-02-10*
Owned
Jochebeth Cendanawangi

Blaine
Washington
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10
Jun 2003*
The game for negotiation, backstabbing and deceit. Awesome, but difficult to play due to time constraints and willing victims.
2003-06-28*
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Francesco Isabella
Italy
Venezia
Ve
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10
Jan 2015
Great game! Work with you mate senators for the Republic just to backstab them as soon as you can.
2003-07-09*
Arne Jæger
Norway
Bergen
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10
Aug 2007*
Best game i have played. Always ready for a new session. This one feels deeper for each year that goes by. I hope they don't change the good parts when they reissue it. Have preordered from Valley games
2007-08-12*
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Scott Alden
United States
Dallas
Texas
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10
Nov 2003*
Wow... what a game. I wish it wasn't so long.
2003-11-24*
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Kelvin Tam
Canada
Vancouver / Hong Kong
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10
Nov 2003*
Two thumbs up. A wonderful political/negotiating game where the theme matchs perfectly. You need to struggle against the "system" in the early republic scenario so it is much harder to play than the middle and late ones. While historically accurate, this might scare off some first-timers. Avalon Hill's rulebook is not so well organized (it thus have a glossary though, which many recent games don't) and is better to play with someone who "knows" the mechanics for the first time. Greatly recommended.
2003-11-29*
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Mattias Elfström
Sweden
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10
Nov 2011
One of the greatest games of all time. High excitement level, great theme, what more do you want? Awesome amount of historical detail and very nice production values (in both the AH and VG editions). Takes a fair amount of time, but when a game is this great that is actually an asset!
2012-11-11
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Kevin Eagles
United States
Springdale
Ohio
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10
Jun 2004*
I've played this solo to six players and I must say this is my favorite game of all time when I have the time to play.
2004-06-07*
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David Aivar
Spain
Granada
Granada
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10
Dec 2008*
Probably, the most complex, intense and depth game ever produced. Simply the best.
2004-06-21*
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Michael Akinde
Norway
Oslo
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10
Jul 2004*
The best political boardgame that I've ever played, and probably one of the most enjoyable games I've played. It's greatest weakness (as has already been noted) is the length of the game as well as the complexity of the rules, something which is not helped by a rather opaque rulebook. It is more than made up for (in my opinion) by the elegance of the game itself, which shines the most in its full 5 player glory. Surprisingly, the game can also be very entertaining as a 2-player or solo-game.
2004-07-05*
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Alberto Magni
Italy
Roma
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10
Oct 2004*
Superb game
2004-10-29*
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Nicolò Blotto
Italy
Muzzano
Biella
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10
Jul 2015
Hail to the King, baby. Well, the emperor, maybe, or the dictator is better suited for this game, but the meaning is that: this is the best political game ever released, and I doubt it will ever get better than this. Tehre are some little problems with assassination in my experience, but there are house rules to solve this problem... and if you exclude that you get a roman political simulator that it is so much fun and so much involving, you'll end up feeling you are really in the senate. It is THAT good.
2006-09-29*
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Thierry Vandevelde
Belgium
Braine-le-Comte
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10
Jan 2005*
Republic of Rome is certainly my favourite game. It is a must play for all who are interested in politics, diplomacy, intrigue... I've played this one a dozen times when it came out & I regret it has become increasingly difficult to play it again due to the time it takes for one game & the difficulty to get enough people together. But I would never hesitate to start another game if I was proposed.
2005-01-18*
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Jim Hogan
United States
zimmerman
Minnesota
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10
Mar 2005*
I have to say I truly love this game. I like to see the frustration on some of my friends as they have to work together to beat the game first and cant always necessarily work for themselves. Definitely a complex monster- lots of rules and 1.a.a.3 action, but it more than make it up in theme and richness of detail. The more you play the better the game.
2005-03-03*
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andrea ciuffo
Italy
Modena
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10
Mar 2005*
I save the 10 for very few games, RoR is one of those.
Intriguing, challenging, diplomatic and open war, all in one.
We have also worked hard to reduce the luck factor in some issues, starting creating an event deck instead the rolling dice.
2005-03-06*
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Christopher Rosenqvist-Cutlip
Sweden
Stockholm
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10
Feb 2015
Absolutely amazing political/negotiation game. Plenty of opportunities for backstabbing and strengthening your position in the Senate (assassinations, prosecutions, forced governorships, etc.), which have to be kept fairly low in the beginning, since you don't want to end up losing the Punic or Macedonian wars nor facing the wrath of the Roman people. Downsides are the complexity, the length and that you'll need five or six really dedicated players for a game. If one or two persons aren't into the game, it's quite easy for them to screw the game for the rest. However, with the right group, this is simply a stunning experience. Highly recommended.
2005-03-25*
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Olivier Clementin
France
Paris
Paris
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10
Apr 2005*
For me the best Political/Negociation game. Great theme. I wish more games like that were published on subjects such as the French Revolution, the Middle Ages, the English Civil War... I don't really understand the comments about complexity, it seems much simpler than the average wargame. And since it's a historical simulation, you can actually base decisions on common sense (which is not possible in abstract Euros).
2005-04-01*
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Matteo Del Chicca
Italy
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Unspecified
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10
Apr 2005*
THE game!
2005-04-14*
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Lasse Marsy
Finland
Oulu
Oulu
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10
Jun 2005*
We have never won this game. Backstabbing destroys all the chances of winning by the end of the third age. A great game
2005-06-14*
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Joachim Schuler
Germany
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10
Jul 2005*
Wir sind noch nie über den punischen Krieg hinausgekommen ....
Trotzdem geniales CoSim
2005-07-22*
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Loris GIANADDA
France
Paris
Ile de France
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10
Aug 2005*
This game really ROCKS!
2005-08-19*
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Robert Osvalds
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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10
Aug 2005*
Perfect simulation of the conflicts within the Roman Senate. "Let us not bicker or argue over Who killed Who.... .etc." and yet you must put your politics on the back burner to prosecute the active wars. Perfect game of political intrigue.
2005-08-23*
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john lago
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Aug 2005*
One of the most outstanding games ever made!
2005-08-24*
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Jay Williamson
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Aug 2005*
This ngame was and continues to be unique!A true masterpiece!!
2005-08-25*
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John Richert
United States
Springboro
Ohio
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10
Sep 2005*
Boosting this gem up to a 10. What is there not to like in this game? You have intrigue, cooperation, backstabbing, diplomacy, waging war, governing all rolled up into one. Plus, you have plenty of opportunities to say "Carthago delenda est!"
2005-09-08*
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Michael Landberg
Sweden
Linkoping
Ostergotland (East Gothland)
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10
Sep 2005*
Excellent game for my students in history classes, and as good for students on the working of modern, contemporary political party system with the voting rules, coalition building and stuff (minus the risk for today's MPs to fail to live long enough to press the voting button)...
2005-09-26*
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Koor Vink
Netherlands
Unspecified
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10
Oct 2005*
Great game - Although the rules are quite complex (and rather badly written) the game plays like a charm.
2005-10-21*
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Nate Jones
United States
Highland
United States
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10
Oct 2005*
I love this game. I wish my friends wanted to play
2005-10-29*
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Danny Rasmussen
Denmark
Svendborg
Svendborg
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10
Nov 2005*
I love this game. And I love to make landbills, because the people love them and because my co-players hate me for making them. Early republic is "simple" to play, but it is so difficult beating the game if you cannot co-operate. Voting in The Senate is great fun also convicting your co-players for minor offenses is fun. I really love the mortality chit drawing: because eventhough you may have a Super Senator he may just die from a disease. Also controlling the masses to prevent mobviolence slaughtering the senators is fun. On the other hand provoking/trickering mob violence when you are weak is great fun. Especially if some of the stronger players get hurt. The game is best to play with 5 or 6 players!
2005-11-06*
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Joe Lott
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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10
Nov 2005*
My top game of all time, hey, it's darn good! I guess, I should refine this saying, it is the ultimate in player interaction. Forcing cooperation, but at the same time backstabbing? How can you not love it!
2012-11-15
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Nicholas Jost
United States
GIlroy
California
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10
Dec 2005*
Hampered only by the long revenue and forum phases this is *the* game about deal making.
2005-12-23*
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Lewis Igo
United States
St. Paul
Minnesota
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10
Jan 2006*
# of plays:
PG: Around 10

One of the few games I will rate a 10! Many different compnents come together in a game that feels like your faction is vying for control of Rome while keeping those pesky barbarians at bay. This game has it all, assassinations, forced govenerships, blackmail, bloody gladitorial games and military coups, not to mention a very fickle Roman population! We have played this 10+ times and it was always fun. The main complaint with Republic of Rome is the fact that there is a strong "playing against the game aspect". That is, there is a very good chance that the game will beat it's players, and nobody wins. However, I think that this threat is essential to this game, otherwise it would quickly degenerate into nothing but assassinations and the like. It emphasizes the need to put aside petty squabbles for the good of Rome. Also, their are three different scenerios which offer different types of games and levels of complexity.
2006-01-25*
T M
United States
Longview
Texas
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10
Oct 2012
My current favorite game. I love the backstabbing and the subtlety. Fantastic!
2013-02-27
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Antonio B-D
Spain
Madrid
Madrid
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10
Oct 2009*
IMO best game ever
2006-07-19*
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Medievalbanquet
United States
Wellesley
Massachusetts
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And if you never have, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
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10
Sep 2006*
One of the best games out there, in my opinion. The mechanic and flow coupled with victory choices is amazing. Love it.

Balancing your interests with keeping Rome afloat is brilliant.
2006-09-08*
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Tamás Szõnyi
Hungary
Budapest
Pest
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10
Feb 2007*
One of my 10 point games. Nothing else to say: I love this game, the politics, the diplomacies it require. The historical background makes a very-very good atmosphere.
2007-02-14*
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Frederik Grøn Schack
Denmark
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10
Oct 2006*
I made a copy of this game, I had to have it.
2006-10-13*
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Bojan Ramadanovic
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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10
Nov 2010
In conveying historic atmosphere it has no equal and in deal-making and subterfuge it blows the Diplomacy out of the water.
The high point however is the necessary ammount of cooperation and a sense of colective accomplishment in Rome surviving that reduces the after game animosity...
2008-02-27*
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United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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10
Jan 2007*
Et tu, Brute?
Politics simply don't get better than this!
And how many games do you know of where, in addition to tooth-and-nail backbiting and intrigue, the game mechanism itself strives to defeat all players? elegant & sublime.
just make sure you're playing with *good* friends because you're going to learn very quickly what evil pathways naked human ambition will lead a person on...
2007-01-27*
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Sami Saarela
Finland
Espoo
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10
Jul 2007*
Wonderfully themed. Really captures the spirit of backstabbing of the Roman senate.
2007-07-19*
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Tim K
United States
Urbandale
Iowa
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10
Mar 2010
My favorite game ever. It really has it all. For 6 players this is absolutely amazing.
2010-03-21
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David Laufle
United States
San Ramon
California
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10
Mar 2007*
The best for getting a true feel of Roman politics. Deep history, great background. The most player interaction on a psychological level you will find in a game. The dealmaking, backstabbing, alliances, assassinations, and infighting, are intense. Yes, Rome can fall, but rarely with good players.
2009-05-27
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Rami S
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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10
May 2011
Best concept ever: Cooperative back stab.
2007-08-08*
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nac mo
Spain
oviedo
Asturias
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10
May 2007*
the best diplomatic board game, if you don't have it... is a must have to all boardgamegeeks
2007-05-08*
Sylvain Francois
France
Paris
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10
Jun 2007*
This might very well be the best game I have ever played. It is very demanding in terms of rule complexity (although that's far from the worse I've known) and clarity (there it's pretty bad) and in terms of playing time. But once you're past that, it's really an incredible experience, went completely differently each time we played and generated tens of great stories each time. Your senators take on a life of their own, senatorial debate is tense and incredibly engaging. And the base principle that everybody has to balance his own progress with safeguarding the republic as a whole is pure genius, and I've never seen it implemented so well elsewhere.We were blown away.
2011-01-17
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Inge Carlen
Norway
Oslo
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10
Jun 2009*
THE best intrigue/political boardgame made. Very complex and heavy ruleset, but worth it when you get into the game. Praeterea censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.
2007-09-17*
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Founding Fathers: try your hand at being President.
United States
Bay Area
California
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10
Oct 2007*
If you like this game you'll most likely also like my game, Founding Fathers, now in an attractive color edition:
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35423/founding-fathers

http://spotlightongames.com/military/mnights/r.html#republic
2015-02-21

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