Create the largest city the ancient world and your table have ever known with the next Dice Tower Essentials title, Foundations of Rome.

January 14, 2020 - 4:28am

The next Dice Tower Essentials game from Arcane Wonders will also undisputably be the biggest one yet - and it will need to be funded before it can become a reality. Foundations of Rome, designed by Emerson Matsuuchi, sees players building up the titular ancient city structure-by-structure. 2-to-4 players will take turns buying lots, placing or upgrading building, or collecting income. It's that easy! Quick setup, easy to teach, but with lots of strategic depth and an incredible amount of unique sculpts that help bring the city to life on the table. It's as stunning and indulgent as it's massive box suggests and it would do the Romans proud.

     "Build domūs and insulae, fountains, foundries, and more to increase your renown - gaining glory for yourself and the empire! With 96 wonderfully detailed miniatures in the base game, Foundations of Rome is a testament to the glory of Rome that you can bring to the table."

Don't be fooled by all the dressing on this thing, folks, because this game wouldn't even get to this point without the love, care, and belief of a fine team of people. Emerson Matsuuchi has proven time and again to be a master of games with a lot of strategic depth that require few rules, and you can see his signature all over this thing. The turn structure, the rhythm, and the river of cards are reminiscent of his previous designs, Century and Reef, to the point where it's hard to deny that this is a tried-and-true, weathered structure that will be hard to bring down. There's nothing left to imagine as to why Arcane Wonders decided to go big on this one and make it the most dazzling representation of Rome that we've yet to see, and why it's absolutely worth the look. To see the full rules, videos, community feedback, and more, be sure to check out the campaign page for all of the details and updates.