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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Jon
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The Avalon Hill First Edition. Got it for $4 at VV.
Haven't done an inventory yet, but from my quick glance everything is neatly in baggies and looks to all be there.
Edit: Did an inventory and it is complete!
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Kymmie Meeple
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Weight: 4.29 / 5
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Yann Gomez
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Avalon Hill (1990) Very good condition, mostly unpunched
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Andrew Plassard
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Chris Tse
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Έκδοση: Valley Games 2009 (Out of print)

Γλώσσα: Αγγλική

Κατάσταση: Δέν έχει παιχτεί ποτέ,το καπάκι είχε ένα σκίσιμο στην μία του ακμή το οποίο έχω επιδιορθώσει

Δωρεάν μεταφορικά προς όλη την Ελλάδα όπως ορίζει η math trade
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Daniel Corban
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Avalon Hill edition. Complete in excellent condition.

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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Yann Gomez
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Avalon Hill (1990) Very good condition, mostly unpunched
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
David McMillan
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Brett Porter
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Valley Games Edition

Punched but never played

Shipping:Free shipping anywhere in the U.S. and the first $15 elsewhere.
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Ros Hermans
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Own. Never played. Seems like the kind of thing that could make for a time that would get us kicked out of that other Canadian con.
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Stephen Eckman
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The community says: Best with 5 or 6 players
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Marco A. Pérez
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Rebus Carnival
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Upon further consideration I am ready to play again immediately.

Probably need to pick up the family size tub of butt-hurt lotion. I thought of a lot of new ways to screw people over.
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
JonMichael Rasmus
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#58 for 1 Week
First Peaked: Dec. 13, 2005
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Wayne Minton
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2009 Valley Games Edition. Still in shrink wrap.

$80 BIN $40 BIN $30 BIN


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Buyer must pick up Thurs-Sat.
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
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Valley games went under, and this game is unlikely to be produced again. It is very long (300 min.). Not sure it is ever something I'd play, but OOP none the less. At the same time, Container and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage seem to b getting reprinted so perhaps this too?

From the game page: "The Republic of Rome is an abstraction of over 250 years of history. It simulates the politics of the Roman Senate during the republic. The players take the part of various factions vying for the control of the senate."


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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Rebus Carnival
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Senators Groo, Maysonett, Schvey, Vice and Wilson convened to serve and protect the Republic of Rome through the first era deck on May 21st, 2017. The game collapsed in ~ 8 hours with some heat but no hard feelings.

Final scores, as (poorly) remembered

Mr. Vice ~44 influence (Calpernius, General Flamininus
Mr. Wilson ~ 26 influence (Scipio Younger, Concutor, T. Q. Flamin.
Mr. Groo ~ 20 influence (Alesus?)
Mr. Maysonett ~ 20 influence? (Furius?, Julian?)
Mr. Schvey ~ 19 influence. (Cato the Elder)

Flamininus served as Rome's first war consul, and with full support of the senate brought a triumphant victory to the first Punic War, winning the senator great influence and popularity in the first year. Suspicious of ill-concealed ambition on the part of the general, the senate sought to keep Flamininus busy in the province of Sardinia whilst the they prepared for Hannibal and Hamilcar's formidable force. Several years of pointless prosecutions and politics ensued, including the passage of many (many) superfluous land bills that prevented the raising of sufficient forces. The oracles' declared evil omens nearly every year. Senator's exploited the populous and used the spoils to bribe their way into power. Many unaligned senators grew rich while standing idle in the forum...

On the eve Rome's revenge on the Phoenicians a terrible storm destroyed the navy, leaving the legions land locked and unable to fight afield. The turmoil caused by this unrest led to General Flamininus returning to power and closing the senate when a proposed dictatorship was met with vehement protest. Tribune's sent Furious to war in Gaul, alas the campaign was unable to break the barbarians and thus ended our game.

Let's play again soon! Lot's more happened but this was the broad push of the narrative.
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
J.L. Robert
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Poll: The 2017 AH Cup
Fourth Round Proper
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
8 The Republic of Rome (West Bromwich Albion)
53.4% 71
24 Magic Realm (Huddersfield Town)
46.6% 62
Voters 133
This poll is now closed.   133 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:00 am
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
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Poll: The 2017 AH Cup
Third Round Replay
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
8 The Republic of Rome (West Bromwich Albion)
60.7% 65
16 For the People (Middlesbrough)
39.3% 42
Voters 107
This poll is now closed.   107 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:00 am
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Mick Allsworth
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Excellent condition 2009 Valley Games edition, slight sun damage to one side.

Soft reserve £20.00

BIN £40.00


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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Brett Porter
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Valley Games Edition

Punched. Never Played
$90

Cash at Bgg.con

 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Michael Dew
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d10-5 How about some good ol' fashioned Roman political intrigue? 1st edition (as pictured). Last time out Melissa revolted in the early republic, retained the loyalty of 2/3 of her legions (probability would've given her half as much), and marched on a Rome plagued by a manpower shortage. Had there not been 3 other active wars as well, she would have won! Will history repeat itself? Up to 6 senators can find out!
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
Nicolai Broen Thorning
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Games Played Week 9:

  7.0   1x Discoveries - (new to me)
  7.5   1x Terraforming Mars - (new to me)
  7.0   1x Tournay - (new to me)
  8.0   1x Terra Mystica
  8.0   1x Great Western Trail - (new to me)
  8.0   1x The Republic of Rome - (new to me)

6 plays of 6 distinct games with 5 games New to Me

The Week(end) in Review:

What a weekend. Aarhus Boardgamefestival was held over the weekend. We arrived about 1 hour prior to dinner being served (we had bought the full package with room to sleep (along with about 10-12 others in the room) and dinner both evenings as well as breakfast), so we did the tour of the premises and had a look at the library in place. No plans in place except for Sunday. We were looking at The Voyages of Marco Polo and Terra Mystica as both were being taught at 20.00. I also noticed Tournay which I have wanted to try for a long time.

Edit March 9th:

Sorry about the delay. Uni preps and meetings...

There was still ½ hour before the planned deoms, so, H. and J. (different than usual) suggested we play Discoveries, so we agreed and found a quiet place to watch the rules and set it up. I am afraid I was not wowed by the game. It was interesting and I would not mind playing again. During the game we already discussed the merits (or lack thereof) of the 4 player game. It seemed too chaotic.

At one point I was trying to do two 9 point cards. I had it all set up, but much of it was built on gray dice. J. had a card that meant he could get one every turn by using a die. So, he kept nicking mine. My own fault for sticking too long with it, but also annoying that it could not be pulled off.

V. took a while before she figured the rest action. I kinda enjoyed that, even if it could be destructive to other players and their plans. A lot of the game seemed to hinge on getting the right combination or a workable combo of helpers.

Enjoyable but not something I will seek out.

Afterwards V. decided to call it a night. I, even though I had been up since 6 in the morning, was quickly persuaded to try out Terraforming Mars. This game I enjoyed a great deal but I don't think I need to own it. The board-play and the cards you put in play, the interaction between those, was interesting. We played with the beginners set of 42 coins and 10 cards. Quickly agreed that drafting seems to be the way to go.

I fumbled about for much of the game. H. won in handsome fashion with the rest of us within 2 points of each other, with me edging it out for 2nd.

The combo with playing cards for different bonuses, both in terms of your own production and the map was interesting and I could see myself enjoying it. As ours was a 4-player game, I don't know how it would work 2-player, might be too much room on the map. On the other hand, given the same end-goals, the game would give us more rounds to play, so perhaps a better chance to get and run an engine.

Would play again, but not something I will go out and buy.

Then it was 2 at night and time for bed.


Edit March 10th:

Sitting waiting for my Latin class to begin and nothing better to do, so here is to a finale.

Saturday morning it was up bright and early for a chance at the breakfast buffet. It was a nice spread and a decent start for the main day of gaming for many.

On the way back we picked up Great Western Trail, surely we had to try this with all the positive feedback voiced amongst the Phoenixes. So, V. settled down with the German version of the rules to set up the game and I began with the English to understand how to play it. We were joined by R. and about 45 minutes later we were ready to go.

Up front I will say that I really enjoyed this one. The deck-building aspect of the game with the culling of the herd, but also the desire to keep some of the lesser creatures around for a chance at some extra cash on route. V. had placed the generic buildings randomly but during the first round we discovered there was a preferred set-up and went with that, starting over.

The role of the stationmaster as both an aspect of the train-route and getting to build your own buildings flew past me on the first few rounds. I stuck with the cheaper options and used the forest hut to great effect.

My early intention was to go the train route and go as far as possible. As I discovered the need for stationmasters, it became obvious that I would not be able to make it far and place stations. Still, I made decent points of it.

Towards the end there came the aspect of the end game and whether to rush it or stall it. In general I made a lot of stops along the way compared with the others. I went heavy into engineers and eventually got a number of cowboys too.

It was a nailbiter towards the end. R. was distanced but V. and I finised even on points and shared the win - scoring 123 points both.

The game took 3 hours and with the rules and a break we ended up playing 4 hours. A long game but very enjoyable. I would be ready to pick it up if the opportunity presented itself.

We then went out for lunch and as we returned I was picking up Tournay when Morten came running, needing an 8th player for Captain Sonar. I offered the spot to V. knowing she would enjoy herself more than me. That said, I did sit down next to them, hearing them play. All the while I tried to see if I could make sense of the French only rules of Tournay. I gave up and found them on V.'s iphone instead.

After the games we found a spot next to the people playing Mega Civilization. It took about an hour to play through and 30 minutes for the rules. Mainly because we kept having to look up the meaning of the different cards on the iPad.

I really enjoyed the game. It is nothing like Troyes, except it has cards and similar artwork. This was know to me beforehand but perhaps distracted V. a bit. I also think she was a lot distracted by the group playing Mega Civ, their ongoing battles, wars and discussions. This was her first experience of such games.

After the game I was not wowed but intrigued enough that I wanted to play it some more. V. was more lukewarm on it and even my continued infatuation with it could not make her warm to it.

We took a break and rested up a bit before we went down for dinner. What a dinner. This was delicious, kudos to Mr. Mums and the kitchen crew for setting it up.

After dinner we went to Yellow Zone to find the guy teaching Terra Mystica. We sat down with J. and a K., whom we met for the first time. A great rules explanation later and we were off. I had the Swarmlings and decided to go for the fort-city in the first round, given the bonus for them. Then it was off to the races.

I have read a lot of comments on this game here and elsewhere since my first try in 2015. It was a game that kept coming to the forefront of my mind. I did see the comments on much of the game being determined before the game begins and the necessary player count, though I also see a few voices proclaiming it the best game ever - even at 2 players.

V. was hindered greatly by spreading her initial cities while the rest of us clustered more in the center. She had a hard time getting the mana flowing and I think it hindered her.

I took full use of the Swarmlings ability to once per turn turn a village into a trading post. Then got one and for the last round two of the bonuses for having up to four of them on the board at scoring. I ran away with it, but also had a slight benefit in having played it before, even if it was two years ago.

3 hours play later and it was off to bed. And I still want this game.

On the Sunday we took it easy. V. was to play Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island but were hampered by the fact it was the main organizer who was to introduce it. He was almost flooded with media requests, so had to excuse himself. They did manage to play it through, though dying in the process and she had fun.

I settled down for the un-epic The Republic of Rome. It was thematic and a great experience but as Morten also mentions, it was very much a learning game. That said, I am as eager as Morten to play again.

Truth be told, negotiation games have never been a great interest of mine, so it was very much the case of the theme being the main draw for me. It shone through for me with the wars, the families, statesmen and games and unrest and...

I spent much of the game with my nose in the rules while the others were discussing the next pair of consuls. My leading family and faction leader did dabble in ships building and made a fortune when the war against the Macedonians forced the Republic to build a fleet. Unfortunately he died with infection from a splinter, chopping all that wood or something along those lines.

His clumsy son turned out to be quite the (fortunate) commander and with lacklustre odds managed to beat the Macedonians with his landforces and gained much influence and popularity in Rome. So much so, that it hindered his further career in Rome and he lacked a following to make it count.

As we had to close out the game at 16.00 I counted myself the unofficial winner having the most influence on any one family/ statesman...

Yet another game that I am eager to play. I already own both versions of it, though the Valley Games edition is being delivered at next months con.

The Aftermath:

I had already bought a number of games prior to the con and picked up Crisis (I too blame Morten). On the Monday I bought an English copy of Tournay. This was the time I found out about V.'s thought on the game and its predecessor.

I also took a chance and put up a note on Facebook indicating a desire to purchase Terra Mystica and Fire & Ice. I had a bite and went with it. Then afterwards I read about the problems with the 1st printing (and perhaps the 2nd) of the game. So I need to figure this out. When I told V. she took it well. We had already discussed the game on the way home and at home. Both of us being fans but perhaps unsure how the 2 player game would play out. Now we get to find out.
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
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Έκδοση: Valley Games (2009)
 
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Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:297]
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