Hoplomachus: The Lost Cities (2012)

Average Rating: 7.68/10
Board Game Rank: 3183
War Game Rank: 880
Abstract Game Rank: 213
Strategy Game Rank: 1062
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2012
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User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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10 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or "Hoplo" for short, is a hex-based tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. One to three players, each representing an ancient city/civilization thought to have been lost to the world, are now on Rome's doorstep vying for a place in the prestigious arena games.

Players have a very clear objective: Eliminate the opponent's champion. Champions start the game in the arena but are inactive and defenseless. They will not fight until the crowd is behind them. Each player takes turns drawing, playing and moving gladiators from their "hand" and assisting them with tactic chips.

Based on opponent's moves and play style, each person will need to adjust their strategies. Defend your champ, take over and hold the crowd favor areas, assault opponent's champion, cover deployment zones, eliminate tacticians to reduce enemy options, fight beasts to gain crowd favor, the list of tactical possibilities is endless.

Hoplomachus combines combat, tactics, chip (units) management, level progression (though crowd favor system), team play, player vs board, and so much more.

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Size: 28.00 x 18.00 x 0.15 inches
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4 Hoplomachus detailed component list
This is a complete and detailed list of components for Hoplomachus and also for all expansions and add-ons. (This first version details only the chips)
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2014-08-02
6 Hoplo Unit and Tactic Visual Reference Guide
A printable PDF version of all Hoplomachus Units and Tactics in larger format for easy reference.
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2013-01-17
26 Hoplomachus: The Lost Cities - RULEBOOK
Newest TLC Ruleset 8_13_13
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Board Game Rank: 3183
War Game Rank: 880
Abstract Game Rank: 213
Strategy Game Rank: 1062
Num Ratings: 103
Average Rating: 7.68
Standard Deviation: 1.65
Num Views: 46938
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Users Owning: 232
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