City Builder: Ancient World is a tile-laying game for 1-4 players, which can be played competitively, cooperatively or solo. Players are magistrates sent to a newly conquered province to build cities and help spread Roman influence in the area. By employing clever planning, they must grow their cities to meet the demands of incoming settlers, as well as build imposing Monuments to please their emperor.
Competitive Mode: Players compete to build impressive Monuments and fill their city with incoming settlers. Monuments have unique scoring bonuses that will apply only to the city they are built in. Claiming settlers unlocks the victory points they are covering on the shared settler tracks.
Cooperative / Solo Mode: The emperor wants to increase the wealth and prestige of his provinces. As a group of magistrates you must work together to ensure your province doesn’t displease him. Follow the emperor’s Edict and plan carefully to build and fulfill his preferred Monuments, or risk being thrown into the Colosseum.
Game Genre: City Building
Game Length: 30-60 minutes