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Praetor - Build a city in this excellent tile and worker placement game set in Ancient Rome. Your workers actually get to retire in this one!

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Praetor - Build a city in this excellent tile and worker placement game set in Ancient Rome. Your workers actually get to retire in this one!

It's the year 122 CE and the Roman Empire is at the peak of its glory. Caesar Hadrian is no longer waging war against the barbarians, but building cities and fortifications to ensure a lengthy domination of the Roman culture and wealth.

The southern part of Britain is under Roman domination, and Caesar has already begun the construction of Hadrian's Wall to protect the empire from invasions from the North. Together with the wall Caesar has ordered the founding of a new city which will remind the locals of the glory of Rome. He has appointed five of his most trusted men to take resources and workers from Rome and to build the city together ? but in the end only one of them will be appointed Praetor and rule the Province in the name of Caesar.

In Praetor you will take the role of a Roman engineer and you will work together with the other players to build a magnificent city. You will manage your limited resources wisely and look for new ones, you will recruit new Workers while your old experienced ones will retire, you will build settlements to keep the population happy and you will praise the Gods to earn their favor. Caesar will reward you if you give away precious resources to build Hadrian?s Wall thus increasing your chances of becoming Praetor.

Every turn you will place your Workers on previously built City Tiles to gain resources, Morale, new Workers or Favor points. You may also assign Workers to build new City Tiles or spend resources to meet Caesar?s demands to gain Favor Points. At the end of each turn, you will have to pay your Workers. Otherwise, the mood in the city will deteriorate.

Most of the actions your Workers will perform will help them gain experience. They will become increasingly skilled in collecting resources. Your most experienced Workers will eventually retire and bring you additional Favor Points but you will still have to show solidarity and pay them until the end of the game.

Contents: 42 city tiles, 14 wall tiles, 49 gold tokens, 5 double-sided player boards, 1 common board (2 pieces), 90 wooden cubes, 75 wooden discs, 40 dice, 4 summary sheets, 1 rulebook.

Features

Number of Players 2 to 5
Playing Time 60 to 90 minutes
Suggested Ages 12 and up
Demo Available Yes
Mechanics modular board, tile placement, variable player powers, worker placement, ancient, city building, economic, Praetor
Designer Novac, Andrei
Illustrator David J. Coffey
Publisher Passport Games Studio
Year Published 2014
Binding Box
Condition New

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