Rome: City of Marble ComicWow! Review


Rome: City of Marble is a tile-laying game set in Ancient Rome, circa Augustus Caesar’s time. Players represent builders backed by powerful Patrician families, competing to become architect of Rome. Influence and direct construction through the expanding metropolis, construct civic buildings, and build as much as you can! The more you build, the more you gain Imperium, or power. Influential players score victory points to get prestige. Count your points and see who becomes ARCHITECTUS ROMANUS!

The game comes with one game board, four player boards, 12 blue fountain tiles, 48 civic building tiles, 48 imperium tiles, 64 commission cubes, 12 magistrates, 12 action disks, seven hill tiles, eight bridge tiles, 60 neighborhood tiles, 39 aqueduct pieces and 16 coins.

R&R Games, Inc. does a great job of creating themed games that are extremely immersive. Rome: City of Marble is no exception to that experience. Designer Brett Myers has done a fantastic job of creating a truly unique gaming experience.

A look at the cover artwork alone is enough to get me interested. Graphic designer Jenn Vargas and illustrators Dennis Lohausen and Andreas Resch have made this game look as aesthetically pleasing as possible. The line work is really neat and the environmental illustrations look realistic enough to keep us interested, like the shrubbery. The board and tiles are all really vibrant and appealing, too.

Game play lasts around an hour for two to four players ages 12 and up. Once the building commences, things move at a pretty fast pace. We’re talking rounds and rounds of temples, theaters, arenas, aqueducts, fountains, and so much more! This is a great game to bring fun to any night, so gather some friends and have a friendly competition to see who can be the best architect in Rome!