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Capitol

Manufacturer: Schmidt Spiele
Designer: Alan R Moon; Aaron Weissblum
Artist: Claus Stephan
Year: 2001
Number of Players: 2 - 4
Time to Play: about 1 hour
Ages: 10+

Description

Subtitled "Architects of the Eternal City". Rivalry in old Rome for the most spectacular buildings and dominance in the Roman prefectures. Whoever uses the 90 blocks and 40 roofs best will win. There are four rounds to a game: Each round has a building phase, an auction phase, a scoring phase and a card drawing phase. In the building phase, players decide on the height of the buildings and build them at the side of the board; if they have the necessary permit, they can build on the board itself. A building is finished when it has a roof; the first roof in a prefecture determines the shape of all other roofs. In the auction phase players can auction for temples, wells and amphitheaters, earning extra points. This is a beautiful production.

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Awards

2001 Spiel des Jahres - Nominee

2001 Deutscher SpielePreis - 5th place

2002 Gamers' Choice Awards - Best Strategy Game Nominee

Copyright 2002