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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Jeremy Otero
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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Black Box Edition
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Keith Rouleau
United States
Pennsauken
New Jersey
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Box Condition: Good condition. Some scuffing on the top of the clam shell from shelf wear. Case is not broken or cracked, shuts completely and lid is still fully attached to the base. See pictures:

Game Condition: Components are complete and in like new condition. See pictures:

You also get the expansion set

Version: Cambridge Games Factory I.V edition (2007).

Free shipping to US 50 + APO/FPO
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Ted Marshall
United States
San Jose
California
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Cambridge Games Factory IV (2007) English "clamshell" edition. Complete and VG condition. The contents show very little, if any, wear except for one Site card which has a torn corner (see photo); these cards are marked on both sides so this has no gameplay impact. The clamshell has a Cool Stuff price label on the back; this should be removable with Goo Gone or such.

From a non-smoking home.

Free shipping to anywhere served to by the USPS.

 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Gordon Watson
United Kingdom
Banstead
Surrey - United Kingdom
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Played by: E.Chris, Gordon and B.James

None of your namby-pamby, bland minimalist Black box editions here - we played old school cartoon I.V edition.

New to James and Chris and about 4 years since I'd played it and by the time I was focused on the game, rather than making sure we were playing the rules correctly, James looked like he was out of sight and he was rattling down buildings left right and centre. Chris and I came close to triggering a surrender victory but as we were only a couple of building sites away from the game end that way we let it run and the scores were a lot closer than we thought:-

James 25
Gordon 22
Chris 19 (?)

James had concentrated everything on buildings and put virtually nothing in his vault - I think if I'd switched to legionary/merchant for my last two turns........

This is a really good tableau builder, with lot's of interaction and wild combos - want to play again.

Deserves another edition with better art than Black Box (and I.V)
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Vegard Eliassen Stillerud
Norway
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I was really happy when I found out that I managed to get this one in a math trade. I must admit that I am not as fond of it as many others. To me, it feels a bit mechanical. It just does not flow as good as I'd like it to. Maybe I have to play it some more? Still, it is a nice game to have in my collection. It's box is small enough to be placed in a gap created by other boxes, and it is a bit of a rare gem nowadays.

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In my collection, will probably stay put.
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Matteo Kintarouji
Italy
Genova
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Regione: Lazio
Città: Roma

Region: Lazio
City: Rome

 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Ian O'Toole
Australia
Queens Park
WA
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We were joined by Warren and Mark for a five player game of Glory to Rome, with Stephen having not played and Christophe needing a refresher.

Five player GtR is always pretty unpredictable, and the game end is also more likely to be mechanical (with the deck running out) than intentional.

In the end Mark pulled out a victory by about three points (I think?), having finished some three point buildings at the last minute as well as having a healthy vault.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Andrew J.
United States
Missouri
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United States
Richmond
Virginia
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Greetings, read closely, this is uncommon:

Up for trade is an out of print set of
Glory to Rome (German edition)
Glory to Rome Promo Cards (German edition)

Now, I know what you're thinking "why would I want German cards in a text heavy game when I live in the land of Freedom(tm)? with fireworks, baseball, and diabetes?" The answer is, because I'm also including:

Sweetner:
a brand new/unused, professionally printed, set of the cards that use the wonderful european artwork and have English text photoshopped onto them. Here is an example pic of my general use set from Origins either this year or last, so you can get an idea of what the cards look like.

Regarding both English and German cards, they are all in shrink (this constitutes my extra set of both so I didn't open either), but the boxes have been opened. The base game box has very slight crease on the cover. Package shouldn't weigh much (or be all that big), so I'll be glad to ship it to any of the 50 states.
 
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Y Park
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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New in plastic case, Cambridge Factory I.V version.

Will ship to US, for free.
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Ted Marshall
United States
San Jose
California
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Cambridge Games Factory IV (2007) English "clamshell" edition. Complete and VG condition. The contents show very little, if any, wear except for one Site card which has a torn corner (see photo); these cards are marked on both sides so this has no gameplay impact. The clamshell has a Cool Stuff price label on the back; this should be removable with Goo Gone or such.

From a non-smoking home.

Free shipping to anywhere served to by the USPS.

 
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Keith Rouleau
United States
Pennsauken
New Jersey
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Box Condition: Good condition. Some scuffing on the top of the clam shell from shelf wear. Case is not broken or cracked, shuts completely and lid is still fully attached to the base. See pictures:

Game Condition: Components are complete and in like new condition. See pictures:

You also get the expansion set

Version: Cambridge Games Factory I.V edition (2007).

Free shipping to US 50 + APO/FPO
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Chris Rogers
China
Beijing
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Black Box Edition. Enormously out-of-print. 900 RMB
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Jonathan Schindler
United States
Lombard
Illinois
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#1 / My review

Glory to Rome is the quintessential lunchtime game. But let me preface my remarks about it with a few caveats: 1) it is quite hard to teach and has a steep learning curve; 2) it is hopelessly out of print; 3) seriously, it’s hopelessly out of print (although Asmadi Games publishes Mottainai by the same designer, a “spiritual successor” to Glory to Rome that many players--myself excepted--enjoy). Glory to Rome captures so much game in a time frame that usually is reserved for fillers. Depending on the strategies employed, you could fit two games in, or once I even fit three. (Catacombs was involved in all three, more as a threat than a reality.) Glory to Rome has so many different avenues to victory, and no matter whose turn it is, you’re always invested. Are they doing something you want to do? Follow them! Are you out of cards or don’t want to play along? Think and draw cards! Aside from being the best cards-with-multiple-uses game, there is a lot of heart here, and the theme is well chosen, if not immersive. Players make demands of one another, get to say “Glory to Rome!” frequently, and marvel at each other’s amazing combos while feeling clever about their own. While it’s probably not $200 good (prices the game is currently listed at on the secondary market)--and what game is?--it was definitely worth the $40 I paid on Kickstarter once upon a time. And if Vasel’s Law carries any weight, it will be worth whatever price the inevitable reprint fetches.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Eric Mock
United States
Satellite Beach
Florida
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After dinner and whatnot about half of our group crashed for the night. Rob, David, Josh, Priscilla, and I walked down to the main room and I suggested Glory to Rome. It was pretty late and nobody was in the mood for anything complicated or dense.

I taught the group (except Rob, who has played with me often), and I won by Priscilla ending the game on a Catacomb while I was in the lead. You could call it kingmaking, but it was late, we were all a bit loopy, and I'm not sure everyone really understood what was going on and how you scored points.

I love Glory to Rome. I always have. It's a wonderfully swingy, unfair, random, combo monster. It's Carl Chudyk's best game, IMHO, and I get a bit of Collector Pride in even owning a copy.

I ran into a guy who had the Black Box edition and we kind of did a "you show me yours and I'll show you mine". The Black Box edition is better made and organized, but the cards are too bleak for me. My edition may be a little cartoony for some, but I would take it in a heartbeat over the Black Box.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Eric Mock
United States
Satellite Beach
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Wonderfully swingy and luck based. Fast paced and vicious. Carl at his best.
Rome demands marble!
Glory to Rome!
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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FOURTH SHELF

Pretty sure that's the original Glory to Rome on top there. It's gone now. I'm the only game nerd who isn't gaga over that one.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Andrea Dell'Orco
Italy
Gorizia
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Lingua: Italiano

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: Molto alta ma è in italiano

Stato:
Usato una volta,
Proviene da casa di fumatori,
Rimosso il divisore interno,
B+

Spedizione: Gratuita in Italia.

I DON'T SHIP OUTSIDE ITALY

Note: possibile consegna a mano a Gorizia / Trieste / Udine
 
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Rob White
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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***One of Bryan's games.***
Details: Black box edition. Good condition. Well-known issue of minor cover bubbling and ink runoff on rule book, but all else is good.
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Minimum Bid: $100

Buy It Now: $115
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Andrew J.
United States
Missouri
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The "Meh" Award
Eminent Domain - 1 play


I don't want to judge on only one play, but man this thing was forgettable. I need to give it another chance, but right now I'm thoroughly unhooked by this game.

Survive...one episode of this game
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game - 1 play -  4 


Another one that needs another chance -- surely such a highly-rated game can't be such a dud. Zombies just aren't my thing and I think that's really the hangup here. Also, for a surivival game, I totally didn't feel the tension. Give me something like Escape: Curse of the Temple that has tension in spades and is over quicker, to boot. Too little here for the weight, I felt.

Three Freaking Tough Luck Dice!
CV - 1 play -  4 


I won't bother. Some games don't deserve more plays to feel them out. Theme is weird, and begins to have a reverse runaway leader problem if the dice go against you.

"So...do you golf?"
Spyfall - 2 plays -  6 


A very decent game. I enjoyed it, but never wanted to play more than two episodes in one sitting. Family played it for hours, though. I guess social games like this just aren't my wheelhouse.

Let's spend an hour flicking wooden bits
Flick 'em Up! - 3 plays -  6 


Very much enjoyed this one, especially if you keep the mood a little sillier and lighter, but I felt it began to drag in subsequent rounds. However, we added some items wrong in a few scenarios, so it's not like I'm writing the whole thing off. Fun dexterity game.

Hey! This is a great filler!
Эй! Это моя рыба! - 5 plays -  8 


On to the good stuff. We have the Russian edition, but this game is just as good in any language. I played many times with my siblings and this may be my favorite filler -- though Deep Sea Adventure really is fantastic. Both are just great games with good decisions to make in a tight time package. Definitely a must-have addition to any game closet.

Cheap production values don't dim this game.
Polynesia - 5 plays -  8 


Great little Knizia game that's only published in Russia. We have played this a great deal and really enjoyed it. It's a nice medium-filler that has more meat than Deep Sea or Hey! That's My Fish! but still clocks in a lot lighter than even casual games like Ticket to Ride or Sheriff of Nottingham. A shame it's only published in Russia -- though we have a rules translation up in the Files section.

Xia: Legends of a Really Cool Game System
Xia: Legends of a Drift System - 2 plays -  8 


If I hadn't met Glory to Rome this would be the top game for sure. Love the sandbox feel, and I've never played a game that makes three hours go by so quickly. It has to be a special type of game that gets me to commit that kind of time, but Xia is definitely worthy. My father-in-law has also backed the expansion, so I foresee more plays of this in the future for us. Also, absolutely LOVE the creator's open mind towards expanding the universe, even going so far as to sell blank tiles to encourage modding. That's something we don't see enough of in the gaming community.

Rome Demands More Plays!
Glory to Rome - 1 play -  10 


The star of the month (and possibly the year). I PnP'ed this copy and even when we were going over the rules my father-in-law said "I'm getting shivers up my spine." This game deserves so much more than the crappy history it's gotten, great game, definitely hoping to come back to this one many times.

Why do I love it? The delicate balance of randomness is just perfect. From all accounts, subsequent iterations of this game (Mottainai and Uchronia) have mostly tamed this randomness, but that's the entire appeal of the game to me. When everyone has a building out that could potentially break the game, is the game really broken?

Great month for me as my father-in-law is in town and always has some new hotness for me to check out. arrrh

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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Scott Daniel
United States
San Diego
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Quite a few new games this month. One has the edge over the others, but the rest could move around the list quite a bit.

Glory to Rome - d10-8

Glory to Rome is a well-known game that's been around for a decade at this point. I picked it up in a math trade and have been looking for an opportunity to play with someone who's played it before as the rules seemed both simple and tricky at the same time. It's a tableau building game with the action selection combined with multi-use cards as the primary mechanisms. It plays very quick, but looks to have lots of variability in both strategy and tactics. I've only played one game so far, but enjoyed it quite a bit. This rating has potential to move up, this is on my short list of the best games I've played for the first time this year.

Times Square - Rating d10-7

Another game from 2006, this one from Reiner Knizia. It's a simple tug-of-war game but the varied pieces and constraints make it an interesting puzzle. I bought it to play with my wife and she enjoys both the theme and game-play

Tournay - Rating d10-7

Another tableau building game from the designers of Troyes. I actually prefer this one to Troyes, it creates a similar feel with the events causing disruptions to your efforts to rebuild the city. I like the card play and the pace much better. Very enjoyable as a 2p game, I liked that more than my 3p game. I don't know if I'd get it played enough to purchase, but it'll be a great addition to my BGA plays.

7 Wonders: Duel - Rating d10-7

I'm not alone in preferring this to the original. It's a excellent two player game, with a nice balance between pursuing your own goals and preventing your opponent from achieving his. I've got a little below the others as the forced play aspects are a little stronger here and I prefer the options from the games above slightly.

Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar - Rating d10-7

The latest in the COIN series from GMT. It's the revolt against Caesar in Gaul. I've just played the learning session from the playbook and it reminds me most of Cuba Libre, my favorite of the series. The map is tight. I'll need several more plays to have any idea of tactics and strategy, but it has great promise. Looks to be on the long side, so plays may be infrequent.

The Voyages of Marco Polo - d10-7

Euro with dice placement instead of workers. There are some interest trade-offs in the dice play as you attempt to gather resources to complete contracts and explore Asia. Each character has some incredible game-altering powers, which seem to open up a variety of tactics.

Traders of Osaka - d10-6

Solid filler of trading in Japan. Interesting features include the ships moving when goods are collected and restrictions of the nature of market purchases. When a ship reaches the port, all players with goods of that color benefit, so there's some very tactical play to try and advance your own cause but not assisting your opponents too much.It's very quick and I'd be willing to play again, but it didn't rise quite to the level of most of others I played this month.

Logger - d10-5

Abstract ice house game. Best with 2p, but I have other abstracts I prefer.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Ian O'Toole
Australia
Queens Park
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Myself and Tegan were joined by Mark for my favourite game. I got my hand limit increased early on, and a combination of the Sewer and Basilica kept my vault healthy enough to ensure a victory.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Nathan Ehlers
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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Edition: I.V. Edition 2007

Condition: New, opened but never played

Soft Reserve: $120

BIN: $140

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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Andreas Giese
Germany
Duesseldorf
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:115]
Scott Daniel
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Had a great Friday night of gaming.

Monday

Tournay - Finished a 3p game on BGA. I like it a little more with 2p, but it's a nice card engine building game.

The Boss - 3p game on BGA.

Friday

Friday my wife went to spend a weekend with her friend, so I was able to pull together a great 3p session with a fellow BGGer Steve with whom I have been trying to find a time and my long-time friend Dennis.

Glory to Rome - First was Glory to Rome. I picked this up in a math trade a few months ago and wanted to learn it from someone and Steve knew the game and kindly taught it. We spend a good portion of the late game preventing a forum win by Dennis. Steve ran out the deck and a won a narrow victory since I built the wall and was able to cash my stockpile goods for a narrow victory.

Ra - Steve taught Ra to Dennis. Both Steve and I have barely played this classic and really enjoyed getting to play it as many of the more experienced gamers we know played it so much they rarely bring it out. I won pretty convincingly when I captured a lot of the monuments. Definitely a game I could play a lot more. Upgraded to a 7.5.

The Voyages of Marco Polo - Steve taught this and it was very interesting. The player powers are amazingly powerful but the game felt tight and close. It's an interesting dice placement game. I'd happily play it again, but I don't think I'll be picking it up.

Kingdom Builder - I taught this to Dennis and they worked me hard. Brilliantly cut me off from several key locations. Dennis won by a single point over Steve but they both trounced me.

Traders of Osaka - Steve taught this and I was surprised to find out I'd won at the end, though I think Dennis miscalculated at some point. It's a solid filler with some interesting choices and tactics.

Trendy- Ended the night with this excellent light Knizia card game about the fashion industry. It's a game of creating or following a trend and only the trend the breaks out scores each round. Very interesting push b/w cooperation and leading out your own direction. I taught it to both of them and Dennis won the final game of the night with a solid victory.

Saturday

Commissioned - Solo game using the Peter's Mission the Gentiles scenario. I was going to win that turn when the Gnostic heresy wiped out one of the two books I needed. I didn't have time to recover and lost. My mistake, I could have put down an extra book to protect the key ones.
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