'Mare Nostrum - Empires' is an empire building game in which 3-5 players lead their individual empires to dominion of the ancient world. You grow the fame and glory of your empire by expanding your influence into new Provinces, then extending your Trade Caravans, building Markets, and founding new Cities and Temples. You may also recruit Heroes and create Wonders to advance your Empire's cause. But beware of your 'friends', for they may look upon your gains with envy and greed...and thwart your progress towards dominance of Mare Nostrum!
Choose Your Leader - Lead the Carthaginians as Hannibal, the Egyptians as Cleopatra, the Romans as Caesar, the Persians as Hammurabi, or the Greeks as Pericles. Each leader has special starting abilities that can affect how its empire plays.
Choose your Strategy - Dominate the ancient Mediterranean in Trade, Culture, or Military Leadership, each of which gives the top leader a powerful way to manipulate the flow of the game. Lead in all three to achieve victory!
Grow into a Trade Empire - Build Markets and Caravans that extend to the corners of the known World to acquire exotic resources. Trade with other players for resources you need and use them wisely to expand your empire. Acquire all 12 resources to build the Pyramids and achieve victory!
Become a Hero - Build splendid wonders and recruit mighty heroes to help your empire. Each provides powerful abilities that diversify your game play options.
Conquer your Enemies - Build vast armies and navies to control the Mediterranean by land and sea. Then occupy foreign Capitals and Legendary Cities to achieve victory!
Play in a Beautiful World - Mare Nostrum Empires contains the highest quality components including a thick mounted game board, large detailed tiles and counters, and beautiful plastic figures for Legion, Fortress, and Trireme pieces.
Playing Time: 90-120 Minutes