Each objective is worth victory points and some objectives also bestow a special ability. At game's end, the winner is the one with the most victory points and not necessarily the one who got to seven objectives first.
There are bonus rewards available for reaching goals such as having groups of senators or provinces and just being the first to have a set number of objectives under their control.
The game is from 2 to 6 players and can be played in 30 minutes by players age 8 and up.
Because there are 88 objectives, only a portion of those will be used each game, making the replay variety of this game extremely high. The components are all of extremely high quality. The card abilities are icon driven rather than word driven so the game isn;t language dependent.
I have to say this is one of my favorite games of the year. It plays quickly and there's nearly zero downtime because each player is trying to fill his objective cards at the same time. There are many meaningful choices to be made throughout the game but those choice fail to make the game complicated or too weighty. The price point is spectacular as well, listing at $39.99.
Rise of Augustus will come to power on your tabletop and that reign might be long indeed.
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