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Alea Iacta Est

Retail: $34.95
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Publisher: Rio Grande Games

BGGID: 40760

Alea Iacta Est Board Game


Drake says: "In Alea Iacta Est, players take on the role of Caesar and compete for the most prestige points. This happens by clever placement of his eight dice, which are placed on five different buildings. Each round ends when one player has placed his last die, and after 5 rounds (6 rounds with 2-3 players), the patricians are organized in their provinces, the senate cards are revealed, and the scores are totaled. The player with the most prestige points wins!!"


John says: "Even though Alea Iacta Est is a dice allocation game, it's not ALL luck! With skill and strategy you can use a bad dice roll to your advantage!"


Jeffrey D. Allers & Bernd Eisenstein


Each player tries to be Caesar and then works to prove he is indeed Caesar by collecting fame points. The challenge is to intelligently allocate your eight rolled dice among the five buildings to acquire the fame you need to win the game. Clever Caesar would use these resources to conquer new provinces and assign suitable patricians to them, adding to his already enormous fame. Can you do the same? You will also need to show diplomacy in the senate and maybe visit the temple for some luck from Fortuna to win.

Although dice-rolling is luck-based, the options offered here go well beyond luck. You cannot control (well, sometimes you can, actually) the dice you get, but clever allocation of “bad” dice rolls can yield good results. When the dice allocation is done, the buildings are scored and another set begins. At game end, the player with the most fame points wins.

  • 8 Die-Cut Sheets 
  • 5 Buildings
  • 19 Senate Cards
  • 25 Province Tiles
  • 26 Patrician Tiles
  • 30 Fortune Tokens
  • 30 Reroll Chips
  • 1 Stare Player Marker
  • 40 Dice
  • 1 Senate Card Summary Sheet
  • 1 Rule Booklet

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Hunchy says: "If you enjoy dice allocation games check out Kingsburg, Roma, Arena: Roma II, Yspahan, and To Court The King!
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