Pandemic: The Fall of Rome
- Players: 1-5
- Playing Time: 45-60 Minutes
- Age: 8+
- Mechanisms: Action Point Allowance System, Cooperative Play, Point to Point Movement, Set Collection
- Designer: Matt Leacock & Paolo Mori
- Contents: 1 Board, 3 Battle Dice, 7 Role Cards, 7 Pawns, 70 Player Cards, 7 Reference Cards, 49 Barbarian Cards, 100 Barbarian Cubes, 16 Legions, 6 Forts, 5 Alliance Tokens, 1 Invasion Rate Marker, 1 Decline Marker
Raise armies, defend your cities, and forge alliances to ward off relentless incursions. Can you stop the fall of the world's greatest Empire?
Protect the Empire
At the height of its power, the Roman Empire held more than two million square miles of territory containing over a hundred million people. Throughout the centuries of its existence, the Empire brought major advancements in engineering, architecture, science, art, and literature. By the beginning of the 5th Century, decades of political corruption, economic crisis, and an overburdened military had exacted a severe toll on the stability of the Empire. This paved the way for severe incursions from aggressive barbarian tribes, leading to a decline from which Rome would not recover. Now citizens, soldiers, and allies of Rome must unite to protect the Empire.
Fortune Favours the Bold
Combining the cooperative gameplay of Pandemic with innovative new mechanics, Pandemic: Fall of Rome takes players back in history to the time of the world’s greatest empire: Rome. A weakened military has left the borders open to invasion from countless tribes such as the Anglo-Saxons, Goths, Vandals, and Huns. As you march through the Roman Empire, you must recruit armies, fortify cities, forge alliances, and face off against the invading hordes in battle.
Take on unique roles with special abilities to improve your team’s chances to protect against the invaders. Work together, use your skills wisely, and stop the fall of Rome!
Pandemic: Fall of Rome includes a solitaire mode in which the player takes on the burden of being the Emperor and commands three different roles to try to protect the city from the invading hordes. Players who want a more difficult game can try the "Roma Caput Mundi" challenge by adding more Revolt cards to the deck; they must also respect the law in Rome that Roman legions are not allowed in the city.