Ave Roma now on Kickstarter
April 7, 2016 - 11:05am
A unique worker placement game has just hit Kickstarter! Ave Roma, from A-Games, has a ranked worker drafting mechanism that is sure to turn some heads. This brief description of the game's phases straight from their campaign page gives insight to the flow of it all.
Each round consists of three phases. First, you send your workers to various action locations, to collect supplies and gain influence through their labour. In the second phase, you collect new workers, which will also determine the player order for the next round in the third phase.The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the game.Ranked workers and worker drafting (or reallocation) by themselves are not terribly new mechanics, but put them together and you have something really unique going on! The particular order of drafting workers after placement followed by determining first player really opens up for some particularly interesting choices. By the look of the game, it's not just about planning workers to pick up later, but also where to place them to reduce risk of giving an opponent a distinct advantage in the next turn. That makes for a delicious cocktail deep strategy for any worker placement fan. To find out more, please check out Ave Roma's Kickstarter page!