July 27, 2012 by beerogre
That’s right guys… If you’re a fan of the epic TV series Spartacus: Blood & Sand and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, then check out the brand new Spartacus Boardgame… Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery… coming soon from Gale Force 9!
Here’s the official word on the game and some information on what’s coming soon for your favourite show…
Gale Force Nine, a Battlefront Group company announces the release of Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery.
Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is an exciting 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 you house rise to supremacy.
John Kovaleski CEO of GF9: writes “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. 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. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of our range of Spartacus product.”
Ferrell McDonald, SVP, Marketing for Starz Entertainment noted, “We are very pleased to be working with Gale Force Nine to bring the vision of this exciting and evocative game to life. The unique game play and attention to detail perfectly capture the look and feel of the Spartacus series. Fans of the show will love it and fans of great games will find this is more than just another licensed game.”
Airing in more than 150 countries, and translated into 15 languages, the Spartacus franchise has been an international smash for the network. In the United States, more than six million viewers have watched each episode, which has set ratings records for STARZ. The upcoming season, “Spartacus: War of the Damned” airs in January 2013, and will be the highly anticipated epic conclusion for the series.
Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is recommended for 3 to 4 players ages 17 and up due to mature content and graphic language.
Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery releases September 2012
Games are set to last around 2-3 hours and there are a plethora of cards on offer, from the 4 rival house cards of the players, to 104 intrigue cards that allow you to deceive and outmanoeuvre your opponents.
Of course there’s still the gladiators themselves… you’ll get a miniature each to represent them as the give their (albeit imaginary) lives for your entertainment.
So what do you think guys?
Do you think this is one to watch out for… or perhaps just a good excuse for a toga party?