Glory to Rome

Start Time: Thursday 8:00 PM
Location:Grand Ballroom 45
Status:Assigned
Game Master(s): Matthew Gaffney
Game System:Glory to Rome
Duration:4 hours
Player Max:4
Signed up:5
Track(s):Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Novice
Age group:Over 18
Description:

Glory to Rome is a card-based city building and resource management game with a novel mechanism. Each card may act as a building, a client, a raw material, or a valuable resource, frequently forcing players into difficult decisions regarding how each card should be used. In addition, much of the game is played from the discard pool, giving players some control over what cards are accessible to opponents. Actions are triggered by a form of card-driven role selection -- the active player leader a role, and other players may follow if they discard a matching card from hand (to the pool). Players who don't follow may 'think' to draw more cards. There are thus strong interactions between the different uses of cards. Scoring is a combination of completing buildings and storing resources, with end-of-game bonuses for storing a diverse assortment. Game length is player-controlled, and is triggered in a few different ways.

As this is a short game, multiple games will be played in the session.