Tonight I am going to discuss a game I just acquired and started playing - Rise of Augustus (also called Augustus) from designer Paolo Mori and artist Vincent Dutrait.
|What a box!|
|Sweet, sweet victory (points).|
Augustus is incredibly light and suitable for the whole family. The recommended ages eight and up, I would go so far to say that five and up would be agreeable. Everyone can play it. The thing that makes the game for me, outside of the ease of play and minimal setup is the special abilities. They add a bit to the game that gives it that slight competitive edge. You can really go out of your way to attack your opponents or try to build up your legions or even have it so you can use a symbol as something different.
|The meat and potatoes.|
All and all I came to praise Caesar, not to bury him. I really enjoy this game as a filler. It is good to gear up to a longer game with or to unwind after something heavy. I'm really glad I added it to my collection and I think it is one that will be sticking around for a long time to come. As far as filler games go, I couldn't recommend it enough and it plays will with everyone of every skill level.
Give Augustus (Rise of Augustus) a try.
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