If you’re a fan of the series Spartacus, on Starz, you’ll no doubt be interested to know Gale Force Nine has a board game based on the show in line for release this September. The game is for three to four players with a suggested suggested age of 17 and up due to mature content. In Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, players take on the role of a Dominus (or head) of an ancient Roman house as they look to gain influence throughout Rome by way of various avenues including diplomacy and the Arena.
From Gale Force Nine:
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 your 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.”