Grosso Modo editions
Rome & Carthage (plus expansion)
Rome & Carthage is a war game set around the Mediterranean Sea. This is a re-issue of the legendary game created by Jean-René Vernes, the co-designer of Risk.
Each player controls 1 of 4 empires based in the cities Rome, Carthage, Constantinople, and Alexandria, and your goal is to occupy the other capitals and destroy your opponents' pieces on both land and at sea. You will have to bluff permanently and deploy tactics to defeat your opponents and thwart their traps! Each player controls different armies consisting of footmen, cavalry, elephants and galleys, each of which has different movement rules. In combat, each player plays 2 cards from his hand, with cards coming from a standard 52-card deck. Different units have different powers; the elephant, for example, doubles a player's highest card while the cavalry doubles his lowest one. Certain combinations of cards allow for special actions, such as seeing what your opponent plays before laying down your own cards.
Contents: 52 cards, 4 special cards, game board, 28 armies, rules (in French, English, German) Age 10+ for 2 - 4 players Playing time: 60 mins
Free Expansion Cards!! Copies of Rome & Carthage come with a free set of expansion cards from Coiled Spring to add even more variety to the game.