Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery board game
Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery board game

Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

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In Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, 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.



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  • Very few board games, today and back then, barely have mechanisms that associate themselves well with their theme. Spartacus is still a living example of a game chaining its rules to its visuals extremely well. A hallmark of a great game isn’t what you did during the game, but what you talk about after the game with your friends, and this red box is going to give you plenty of stories to laugh about. https://cardboardguru.com/2020/07/31/review-spartacus-a-game-of-blood-and-treachery/
  • I'm glad I played, but don't really have any desire to play again. Mainly as the theme isn't of interest. I won the game I played after taking part in only two fights, losing the first (by decapitation?) and winning the final fight after a three way tie had two of my opponents fight each other first.
  • Was not impressed with the art, but the hype when the game was brought out was high. After playing was also not impressed with the game.
  • The game feels a bit messy with all of the phases it has, and much like Cosmic Encounter it feels like it's barely holding on to some semblance of a structure. Also like Cosmic Encounter though, it works. There's a certain social tension to this game that can be hard to replicate in a game with cleaner and tighter rules. With the right group Spartacus is a game that I'm almost always willing to invest time into. Starting at 0 Influence makes the game a bit too long, though.
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This assumes you only have 1 game or a couple...I prob have at least 35 games that are on the need to play list...some going back a couple years now...but most are newer...some of the older ones are:

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