About this project
Ave Roma is a strategy board game with a unique and exciting worker ranking-drafting mechanic. During the game, you are competing for wealth in Ancient Rome. Make your strategy work through careful planning of your actions, even a few rounds ahead.
Each round consists of three phases. First, you send your workers to various action locations, to collect supplies and gain influence through their labour. In the second phase, you collect new workers, which will also determine the player order for the next round in the third phase.The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the game.
A game for 2-5 players ages 12 and up. The playtime is about 30 minutes/player.
Note: The components are subject to change in the final product (graphics on cards, layout, icons).
Note: The rulebooks are subject to change in the final product.
The game components are language independent, the rulebook will be included in 4 languages: English, French, German and Hungarian,
Additional downloadable rules: Italian, Dutch, Spanish
The latest versions are available on our homepage:
Shipping is a great challenge in all kickstarter projects. The product should arrive on time, in mint condition and without exorbitant shipping costs. We decided to use Happyshops and Ship Naked fulfillment services. The shipping cost will be added automatically to your pledge amount based on your location (FREE to US and Zone 1). Our campaign is EU and US friendly, it is guaranteed that you will not be charged with any additional fees on your pledge amount. We are shipping from within these regions. For other regions in some cases you may expect additional customs charges depending on your local regulations, but we and our experienced fulfillment partners will make sure to keep these fees as low as possible.
We set the estimated delivery to September, but this is the worst case scenario. You will probably get your game sooner.
AVE ROMA - EXTENDED PACK: With the AVE ROMA - EXTENDED PACK you can buy a pack of 3 games (AVE ROMA - PREMIUM, Dudab and Piñata Party). For a special price (well below the retail prices) we have a certain quantity of our previous games to offer. We didn’t create a separate pledge level for the “ESSEN PICKUP” - EXTENDED PACK due to the limited availability of these games. If you would like to pick up your EXTENDED PACK in Essen, please select Hungary as your shipping location in your pledge. We will send out a survey after the campaign and there you will be able to specify an Essen pick up.
FREE Essen pickup: As we will have a booth this year too during the Essen Spiel we offer you to come to our booth and pick up your games personally. For the Essen pickups the ordered game quantity is unlimited.
The summarized shipping prices:
Multiple orders: In order to offer the best possible deal, there is also a chance to add more games to you pledge. Buy more and lower your cost per game! For your pledge you get your second and further copies on discounted price with no additional shipping cost.
Retailers will get the games the same time as any other backers , before the official release. If you're a retailer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org during the campaign for a private conversation.
This game is the first in our complex game series line. This game has been in the making since 2012, when the very first prototype was built. Since then the game went through many iterations and continuous balancing with hundreds of playtests. We are now ready to present it to you on Kickstarter! Please support us and let's make this dream come true together! :)
- We release games with great value. This is our first kickstarter campaign, but definetly not our first venture into board game publishing. During the past two years we gathered valuable experience by successfully publishing two of our own games for international release, as well as several localized versions of other games from various publishers. We now understand all the processes and challenges of bringing a game to the market. We started small, released a card game and a bigger box game after that. With Dudab and Piñata Party we had the opportunity to learn all the important aspects of board game publishing. Now we are confident to deliver this beautiful and exciting game to you on time, in amazing quality.
- Some add-ons / expansions will be available after the campaign too, but only for an extra charge. The expansion modules will be priced at €5-€10 each after the campaign ends. Not to mention the ones that are only available as part of the Kickstarter campaign. Make sure not to miss out on them!
- If you back us here on Kickstarter you will get the game sooner. The international distribution is a complex process so we cannot be sure when and where you will be able to buy the game through retailers. You will surely be able to buy the game during the next Spiel in Essen, but the PREMIUM edition will only be available during this campaign. You can only buy the RETAIL version later and maybe buy some add-ons for extra money. The production will start shortly after the end of the campaign, to make sure we can start sending out the games to you in August-September.
- This game has been thoroughly tested, and the work is going on until the launch of production. We are confident that the gameplay is balanced and smooth. Our core playtesters are hardcore gamers with long years of experience. Last year in Essen we received very good feedback from international testers too, and the game only got better since then. A previous P&P version is available until the end of the campaign. It is different in details from the current version, but gives you a general feel on the core mechanics of the game.
You can download the previous P&P files for rules v0.94 through the following link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx3smKeGLowTSU1SWTZNV3JLcFU&usp=sharing
Our timeline for the production:
Note: Some components have changed since the reviews were made.
"Its a keen and clever twist on standard worker placement."
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Risks and challenges
We already have experience in publishing board games, this is our first crowdfunding project. We've spent more than 3 years developing and playtesting the game. Most of the preparations are done and the next steps are planned in details. During the campaign all the graphics and minor fixes will be finalized.
We have a manufacturing partner locally so we already have the processes laid out and we know we will have high quality components. The manufacturer is ready for our order as soon as we are. Shortly after the campaign ends the game will be in production.
The fullfillment will be done through Happyshops and Ship Naked. For the freight shipping we will use our usual partner Nagel. Since the manufacturing is done locally, there is no extra waiting time for the games to arrive for distribution. When the production ends we can send out the products to our fulfillment partners immediately.
We will keep you updated with all the relevant information about the progress of the project.
We would like to give you the best possible product and support. :)
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