Gale Force Nine has posted the rule of their upcoming Spartacus board game online. The game will be available in a few weeks and should start showing up on store shelves in the US, UK, Aus and NZ in early October. German and Spanish language versions will soon follow in Europe with a French language version after that (in time for Christmas).
Peter from Gale Force Nine sent along the following note:
Can’t wait to get your hands on GF9’s Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery? While the game will be on store shelves in a few weeks, you can start scheming now with the game’s Official Rulebook. BoardGameGeek is the first to host a .PDF file of the Rulebook that you can download and read. Familiarize yourself with the rules before you get your copy of the game! Check out the rules and browse early reviews as well as game play discussions about Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery with other devoted board game fans.
Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is an exciting board game of twisted schemes and bloody combats inspired by the hit STARZ Original series. Players assume the role of the Dominus of a great house competing for influence in the era of ancient Rome. Players vie for dominance through careful diplomacy, cunning intrigues and the glory of the Arena. Undermine the machinations of rivals, leverage your wealth for advantage at market and pit your gladiators in bloody contest; all with the goal of seeing your house rise to supremacy.
"With innovative game mechanics, high production values and the rich and inspiring source material from the STARZ show, Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is much more than just another licensed product," says John Kovaleski CEO of Gale Force Nine. "The deep game play and compelling social interplay will have you and your friends rolling dice again and again. We are huge fans of the show, and have been able to turn our passion into a great game."