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This might be better as a geeklist, but I was wondering if there are any other games similar to Republic of Rome.

Ideally, like RoR, the game would require players to collaborate to prevent the "game" from winning (in RoR, the republic can fall), but unlike co-ops the object is for a single player to win.
 
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Most like it would be Galactic Destiny which is basically RoR in space, with a few twists...because it's in space of course. Fun game depending on who you play it with.

I suppose Runebound is something like it...well the part where if someone doesn't win you all lose, but it's a completely different type of game and nothing at all like RoR. I suppose that would apply to Prophecy as well. No cooperation really in those at all, just a race to beat the big bad guy at the end.

So I guess, Galactic Destiny is all I can think of right now off the top of my head.
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Capitaneus et Defensor is explicitly based on Republic of Rome. It is simpler and is set in medieval San Marino.
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I'm not sure it entirely fits your criteria, but God's Playground has all players defending Poland against her enemies. I've not played RoR, but I do know that in GP, the game cannot win, no matter how poorly the players do. It's not cooperative; each player earns individual VPs throughout the game. However, due to enemies expanding from an adjacent region, it is in one player's best interest to keep the enemies from invading in that region.

They may even still be in stock at Warfrog Games' website.

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Here's a quote from the rulebook (Wallace):
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It draws its influences from Republic of Rome, and is by far the most 'experiential' game I have designed to date. By that, I mean that stuff happens to you and you just have to live with it...If you feel like everything is going wrong and that you are fighting a losing battle, then you are experiencing what Poland had to go through.


Also, http://www.warfroggames.com/index.html still lists the game as "in stock"
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I'll second Galactic Destiny. Definitely the closest I've seen and a blast of fun when I played it. Major downsides are the rules and playlength though.
 
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There's a Swedish game called Svea Rike, which may be a little hard to find (I'm trying to hunt down a copy myself)
 
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Well, Musketeers has nothing to do with Rome but the game is coop vs the game but one of the musketeers must win in the end. Very fun filler. Under-appreciated game on BGG.

Now, another game that is similar in theme is Sylla where players represent senators who try to prevent bad things from happening to Rome (plagues, barbarian invasions etc) but in the end, one player wins. It is not really a coop but there is the feeling in the game. I love this one.
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Founding Fathers was directly based on Republic of Rome, but for the US Republic, and is pretty damn good.

Edit: Didn't notice how old this thread was...
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