Players take on the role of one of three leaders in ancient Rome: Caesar, Pompeius, or Crassus. Each is seeking to dominate the others by various means. You could try a military victory by creating a massive land block... or perhaps a political victory by being elected as Consul twice... or perhaps you can win by sheer skill by raising your talents... Either way, a maximum of three players can participate in this sophomore release by Lookout games.
The turn play consist of 3 phases:
1: Supply phase - Each province supply gold or legion (based on the type of province)
2: Move Phase - The player move his Character to collect gold and move his Legions through out his province or invade province of his opponents
3: Action phase - can be used to do number of actions such as Persuade citizens, produce weapons or increase military or political competence.
The player turn end by moving the calendar stone one step down the track.
The game can be won by three different ways and ends immediately if one of the conditions is achieved:
Political victory: The player collects 6 citizens in his forum
Military Victory: The player conquers his 9th Province
Competence Victory: A player reaches VII on both Competence