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Year Published
1990
# of Players
1 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
300 minutes
User Suggested Ages
16 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Primary Name
The Republic of Rome
Alternate Names
República de Roma
Res Publica Romana
罗马共和 (羅馬共和)
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The Republic of Rome is an abstraction of over 250 years of history. It simulates the politics of the Roman Senate during the republic. The players take the part of various factions vying for the control of the senate. They control the various powerful families of the time, who compete for state offices, military command, economic concessions and new adherents. To win the player must get their faction to become the most powerful in Rome. While doing this, however, a balance must be maintained. A hostile world situation, and the vagaries of the public of Rome means that the players must also cooperate so that Rome herself doesn't go down under this pressure. If Rome does not last, neither does the senate, and all players lose!

Players make proposals to the Senate which other players then vote on. A player's ability to make proposals is determined by which Offices his/her Senators hold. A player's influence in votes is determined by the number of Senators they have recruited and the level of influence those Senators have obtained. Proposals may include assigning Senators to governor provinces (generating revenue), recruiting an army to fight an external foe, addressing the concerns of the Roman people, assigning offices or prosecuting previous office holders. Players have to co-operate to overcome the various threats that the game sends against Rome (wars, famine, unrest, bankruptcy) whilst working to build their own Senators' and Generals' positions and undermine that of their opponents. A powerful General or an influential Senator may become Emperor (thus winning the game) but equally may suddenly fall to the plague or an assassin's blade.

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The Republic of Rome reprint is #3 in the Valley Games Classic Line

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Publisher: Valley Games, Inc.
Artist: Kurt Miller, Patrick Turner Studios, Mark Poole
Year: 2009
Product Code: 827912070279
Size: 12.00 x 10.00 x 3.00 inches
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7 Ror Solo play
Excel spreadsheet to relief the burden of chits placement during a solo play (1 player + 4 neutrals). Keeps track of: - Senators in the factions of Players and Neutrals - Evaluates ruling coalition - Evaluates Consul for life conditions - Calculates each neutral conditions for faction leader, revenues, governorship, knights attraction, persuasion attempts, Initiative, Charity
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2015-08-22
4 RoR Solo Rules for Prosecutions
A lightly tested set of rules for adding prosecutions to the solitaire rules of Republic of Rome.
English
2015-08-18
6 Birth of the Republic Gameboard
BotR random Event Cards
English
2015-05-06
4 Revised Faction Mats (version 2)
These revised mats allow space for six senators per faction. Concessions are placed underneath each senator
English
2015-04-09
6 Province Cards
I never much liked the cards with metal pins and spinning wheels. These cards are for folding back and gluing to show undeveloped and developed sides. Use number counters for term of office, troop strength etc.
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2015-04-09
9 aide de jeux en français
Enfin la règle en français...
French
2013-11-16
20 Cheat Sheet in English for Republic of Rome
Latest version with Alan's suggestions and corrections.
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2013-04-12
7 RoR single A4 cheat sheet
Took me 4 days of revising / mashing / combining, but finally managed to fit the whole turn process on a double sided A4. Only small parts of the rulebook needed for obscure events (references to section in GREEN). Some familiarity with the game required. Includes ALL advanced rules.
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2013-04-07
2 Cheat Sheet in italiano per Republic of Rome
Ultima versione corretta. Sistemato ordine tra Contributi e Spese di Stato.
Italian
2013-04-05
12 Résumé règles RES PUBLICA (French)
Veuillez trouver ci-joint la précieuse aide de jeu faite de mes petites mains et que l'on me réclame souvent. bon jeu. Tibopatato
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Average Rating: 7.56
Standard Deviation: 1.75
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The Long View: Republic of Rome
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