Hoplomachus: The Lost Cities (2012)

Average Rating: 7.70/10
Board Game Rank: 2862
War Game Rank: 831
Abstract Game Rank: 183
Strategy Game Rank: 1033
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2012
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1 − 3
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1–3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
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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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Publisher: Chip Theory Games
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Year: 2012
Size: 28.00 x 18.00 x 0.15 inches
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3 Hoplomachus FAQ
Added some more answers and modified a few others. Also grouped the under separate headings for ease of use.
English
2016-02-09
4 FaMel Ruins Arena Set Up & Turn Summary
Kickstarter exclusive arena One page summary for PvP, Solo & Co-Op plays [url=http://96bda424cfcc34d9dd1a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.r41.cf2.rackcdn.com/hoplomachus5/FaMel_Ruins_Arena_Rules.pdf]Full rules set by Ricky Royal here[/url]
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2015-12-15
5 Set Up & Turn Summary
One page summary for PvP, Solo & Co-Op plays - Boss Beast movement corrected
English
2015-12-13
4 Minimised Hoplo Master Skills List
Reduced the comprehensive Master Skills List down from 10 pages to 4 - 2 if printed back to back!
English
2015-12-06
3 Hoplo TLC Rulebook - July 2015
TLC Rulebook
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2015-11-06
3 Master Components List
Master Components list covering all games in the Hoplo Series
English
2015-11-06
4 Master Skills List
Master Skills list covering all games in the Hoplo Series
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2015-11-06
5 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
7 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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2012-06-16
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2862
War Game Rank: 831
Abstract Game Rank: 183
Strategy Game Rank: 1033
Num Ratings: 132
Average Rating: 7.70
Standard Deviation: 1.59
Num Views: 54815
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.2
Fans: 59
Personal Comments: 69
Users Owning: 296
Users Wanting: 97
Users Trading: 11 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 377
Plays This Month: 3
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