Via Appia, the most famous road of the Roman Empire, is under construction. Be a part of this historic event and finish the road that connects Rome and Brindisi. Prove your intuition in the quarry to get the best stones. Whoever builds the most valuable sections and reaches the different cities early will be victorious and the most famous builder in all of Rome.
Goal of the Game (from the Rules)
Rome needs a connection to Brundisium, and the players have been tasked with building the Via Appia in order to allow for fast travel between the two cities. To create the road, they’ll need to break off stone tiles in the quarry, then travel to Brundisium, laying out the tiles and creating the path that all will follow in the years ahead. This travel costs sesterces, but will bring crucial victory points and glory from Rome in return.
64 Stones, made from wood, to be pushed into the quarry
[8 large, 22 mid-sized, and 34 small]
4 Transport carts
4 Player pieces
4 Scoring markers
4 50+ Markers
46 Tiles for construction of the Via Appia
[9 large, 13 mid-sized, and 24 small] (see note below)
41 Bonus tokens
[11 gray, 13 brown, and 17 beige]
9 Victory point tokens
[3x 6, 3, and 1 points]
9 City markers
16 Income cards
4 Push+1 tokens
1 Start player token
1 Rules booklet
NB: The rules in the first printing of the game state that 14 mid-sized tiles are included for a total of 47 tiles, but the actual count is 13 mid-sized tiles. This error will be corrected in future printings.