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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Sword of Rome
Alternate Names
The Sword of Rome: Conquest of Italy, 362-272 BC
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From the GMT P500 web page:

The Sword of Rome is the latest in GMT’s acclaimed line of card-driven board games. It uses the popular base system invented by Mark Herman and featured in Ted Raicer’s Paths of Glory. This time, event cards and point-to-point maneuver enable up to four players to recreate the vicious struggles among the peoples of Italy and Sicily in 4th and 3rd Centuries BC. Who will dominate the western Mediterranean–and with it earn the right to vie for control of the known world?

The Sword of Rome includes rules and events for city loyalty, Roman colonies, tribal raids, Gallic indiscipline, Greek siege craft, Indian war elephants, Roman and Macedonian-style infantry tactics, the mountain fastness of Samnium, and much, much more. The game covers over 100 years of classical history in just 9 hands of cards.

The interplay of each power’s special strengths, of the strategy decks’ 152 event cards, and of up to four players’ diplomatic acumen provides unlimited variety. But the rules remain at low-moderate complexity, and the familiar, underlying system is easily mastered.

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Awards

2005: International Gamers Award Winner
2004: Origins Awards Winner, Best Historical Board Game
2004: Charles S. Roberts awards, Best Pre-World War II Boardgame

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Sword of Rome
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Deluxe English Edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Mark Simonitch
Year: 2010
Product Code: GMT 0405 -10
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Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
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3 Sword of Rome rules 2.0
Official 2.0 rules 2010), as found on the GMT website. Posted with permission of Tony Curtis, GMT Games manager.
English
2015-02-24
3 5-Player Variant for Improved Balance
The FPBV ("5-Player Balance Variant"), edited for clarity, with some additional explanation added.
English
2013-11-30
5 Cartas Romanos_Segunda Edición
Última actualización 8-7-2013. Reajustado el área de recorte de algunas cartas y el tamaño del texto.
Spanish
2013-07-03
4 Cartas Griegos_Segunda Edición
Última actualización 8-7-2013. Reajustado el área de recorte de algunas cartas y el tamaño del texto.
Spanish
2013-07-03
4 Cartas Galos_Segunda Edición
Última actualización 8-7-2013. Reajustado el área de recorte de algunas cartas y el tamaño del texto.
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2013-07-03
4 Cartas Etruscos_Segunda Edición
Última actualización 8-7-2013. Reajustado el área de recorte de algunas cartas y el tamaño del texto.
Spanish
2013-07-03
4 Cartas Cartagineses_Segunda Edición
Última actualización 8-7-2013. Reajustado el área de recorte de algunas cartas y el tamaño del texto.
Spanish
2013-07-03
10 Sword of Rome_SPA_V2.0
Actualizado 4-10-2013. Aclaración añadida a cerca de como Evitar una batalla así como sus restricciones (11.1, 11.2). Información sacada a raíz de un post en el Foro.
Spanish
2013-06-06
5 Sword of Rome - Rule Summary (german) / Regelzusammenfassung
A compact rule summary in german language which helped me to better understanding and teaching friends into the game.
German
2012-01-16
8 Cards Transtion in Chinese
部份內容含本人惡趣味,不喜勿用。 請以A4印出,不要縮放。 Print on A4, cut & put into sleeves.
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