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Rome, 10 BC: Caesar Augustus has erected a mighty obelisk in the center of the enormous Circus Maximus in tribute to his conquest of Egypt. Banners of the Red, White, Green, and Blue factions wave in the stands as the fans cheer on their favorite drivers and teams. Here will be tested the skill of the drivers (aurigae - that's you!) and the caprice of the gods. There can be only one victor! The chariots are taking their starting places, and soon the thunder of numerous quadriga, four-horse-drawn chariots racing at breakneck speeds, will echo among the crowd of 250,000.

Chariots of Rome is a simple (yet brutal) competitive chariot-racing board game for 2 to 8 cunning drivers set in ancient Rome's grand stadium, the Circus Maximus. Each player controls a unique charioteer character and competes on the giant track for two or more laps. Players can also drive with one of four teams (of two chariots), each representing a different historical Roman racing faction.

But there is more to winning the laurel wreath of victory than handling dangerous corners! Charioteers can whip and ram their opponents to dramatically hinder them during the race (much to the crowd’s delight). The gods are watching, too, along with the tens of thousands in the crowd, and they might be inclined to influence the race in their favor! 

 

 

                    

You can play Chariots of Rome now! Click on the link below to try the game on Tabletopia!

 

                                                    
  • The complexity is fairly minimus, it takes very little lamp oil to read the rules, and those you teach can take the reins very quickly!
  • Choose from 12 different charioteers, each with their own special ability that can help them win the race.
  • Intuitive race-driving mechanics and resource management lend their virtues to player skill and experience.
  • Attacks and other dangers are resolved quickly with a fast "push your luck" mechanic that will have the crowd at your table howling!
  • Why just beat your opponent to the finish line when you can really beat them with your whip? Block lanes, ram other chariots, speed around corners... the risks and rewards are yours to ascertain.
  • Gain boons, dodge obstacles, or face judgment from the gods via Fate cards. These opportunities and challenges make each race unique and provide great replayability.

 

  • One 11.8" x 11.8" x 3" game box
  • One 12" x 36" mounted Stadium map
  • 105 Poker-sized cards (12 Charioteers, 64 Action, 21 Fate, and 8 Initiative)
  • 8 Chariot mats
  • 8 Charioteer tokens
  • 8 Start markers
  • 8 Endurance markers
  • 8 Tactics markers
  • 8 Rattled markers
  • 8 Speed Level markers
  • 8 Lap markers
  • 8 Wreck markers
  • 3 Debris markers
  • 1 six-sided Fate die
  • 1 six-sided Tri die
  • 1 Rulebook
  • KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Foiled Terrorux Charioteer Promo Card

You will play a charioteer selected at the beginning of the race. Charioteer cards each provide a unique ability, from gaining extra Tactics to making their opponents suffer through additional Action cards when attacked.

In order to gain extra speed during the race, charioteers can chivvy their horses by rolling the six-sided Tri die and adding that many spaces to their movement for the turn. Crysapsis' ability, for example, allows him to roll the Tri die twice and use either result. Use your charioteer's ability wisely to gain the upper hand and win the race!

The first charioteer (only) each round rolls the Fate die to determine the Favor of the Gods. A lightning bolt result indicates a Fate card draw. Fate cards represent random events that occur from the gods or the rowdy stadium audience. As their caprice could help or hinder you and your fellow racers, stay alert!

 

Examine the Chariots of Rome Rulebook here! NOTE: This is a beta version! The actual Rulebook is complete, but the layout, proofing, and other corrections are still being finalized.

You can also watch these videos of Chariots of Rome:

 

 

 

 

 

With each copy of Chariots of Rome that you pledge for, you will receive one FREE early-release foiled version of Terrorux, the Emperor's favorite charioteer! (This is time-exclusive game content, meaning it may be available later through conventions, special promotions, and intend to offer it for purchase at a much later date.)

 

By pledging to this Kickstarter, you will receive all unlocked stretch goals with your copy of Chariots of Rome. You will also receive a discount on shipping! Shipping will be charged through a pledge manager after the campaign ends, when the games are in transit from the printer.

If you are interested in ordering more than three copies for a large group, please contact us at info[at]victorypointgames[dot]com and we will get you the information needed to adjust your pledge.

 

 

 

Shipping will be charged through a pledge manager after the campaign ends, when the games are in transit from the printer.

 

This add-on includes 6 extra Fate cards, 4 more Charioteer cards, 2 Faction mats and their associated counters, plus Egg and Dolphin counters to keep track of the laps as they did in the Circus Maximus. There is no extra shipping cost to include this add-on in your pledge.

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Retailers that support the Kickstarter will receive two complimentary copies of Chariots of Rome. Stores and distributors that support the campaign will also have product exclusivity for two weeks, along with VPG, following the release.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info[at]victorypointgames[dot]com for more information. Proof of business authenticity will be required once the campaign is completed.

 

Shipping will be charged through a pledge manager after the campaign ends, when the games are in transit from the printer.

To minimize shipping costs, we will be utilizing fulfillment centers around the world. Our friends in the EU and UK should not have to pay for any customs charges.

Here are the estimated shipping rates for Chariots of Rome. Please note that these are subject to change as the cost of shipping fluctuates. As the cost of shipping changes with the market, we will do what we can to keep this information up to date. We will also be doing everything in our power to get you the best shipping rate possible. Shipping will be charged through a pledge manager after the campaign ends and the games are in transit from the printer. We're also absorbing $5 shipping for each pledge, which is already taken out of the cost below!

Shipping will be charged through a pledge manager after the campaign ends, when the games are in transit from the printer.

Bulk Orders

Anyone who would like to place a bulk order, such as retailers or distributors, should contact us directly at distribution[at]victorypointgames[dot]com or through Kickstarter and we will be happy to work with you to get you set up with whatever you need.

Return Policy

You can get a refund via PayPal (only). A 100% refund is available within 14 calendar days of the end of the campaign. After that, we refund 90% (the other 10% is retained to cover expenses incurred by us in this late process; we’re not just being jerks).

Once your game is being packaged to fulfill your order, the wheels at our fulfillment service are tuning at full speed and it’s too late to issue a refund at that point. Trying to find one order in a haystack that is rolling down the conveyor belts at that time would cause serious problems for everyone.

 

Risks and challenges

Due to the nature of out-of-house printing, it can be difficult to pinpoint a time when a finished project will be printed and delivered to you. Between file submissions and corrections, physical proof edits, to shipping from the printer to fulfillment (the list goes on), there are plenty of possibilities that could arise to delay our initial delivery date estimate. We have learned quite a bit from our previous Kickstarters, which should keep delays to a minimum.

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