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Rio Grande Games
2000 years ago, the Roman Empire ruled the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. With peace at the borders, harmony inside the provinces, uniform law, and a common currency, the economy thrived and gave rise to mighty Roman dynasties as they expanded throughout multiple cities. Guide one of these dynasties and send colonists to the remote realms of the Empire; create your trade network; and appease the ancient gods for their favor — all to get the chance to emerge victorious!
Concordia is a peaceful strategy game for 2-6 players of economic development in Roman times. Instead of looking to the luck of dice or cards, players must rely on their strategic skills. Watch your rivals to determine which objectives they are pursuing and where you can outpace them! In the game, colonists are sent out from Rome to settle in cities that produce bricks, food, tools, wine, and cloth. Each player begins with an identical set of playing cards and acquires more cards during the game. These cards serve 2 purposes:
- They let a player choose actions during the game.
- They are worth victory points (VPs) at games end.
Concordia is a strategy game that requires advance planning and consideration of your opponent's moves. Every game is unique, not only because of the sequence of new cards on sale but also because of the modular layout of cities. (One side of the game board shows the entire Roman Empire with 30 cities for 3-5 players, while the other shows Roman Italy with 25 cities for 2-4 players.) When all cards are sold, the game ends. The player with the majority of VPs from the gods (Jupiter, Saturnus, Mercurius, Minerva, Vulcanus, etc.) wins the game.