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From a small town just outside ancient Rome, each player starts his own path to hapiness. Fortuna offers several options to choose from, presented to you by three action cards right in front of you. But the action cards which are available for the other players are within your reach, so switch the cards and plan ahead for your next move in the nice-playing light expert game with interesting dilemma's. The end of the game is very exciting, since not all players will be able to reach Rome in time to witness the Finale...
Category of game:
Board game
Players: 2-4
60 minutes
Age: 10 and up
Strategic * * *
Tactics * * * *
Luck * *
Game authors: Rieneck & Stadler

Many roads lead to Rome!

The players are ambitious young Romans striving for influence in the Roman Empire. In their strive
for power, happiness and wealth they leave their own village and travel towards the City of Rome.
The road to Rome can be long and there are many ways to reach your life purpose.

Decide your faith
Fortuna marriageAs a hardworking farmer you can work the land and grow grain and wine. A clever farmer irrigates the land to improve the yield of his harvest. Trading your harvested goods for a good price brings you the means to move up the ladder of the Roman hierarchy. Buy yourself an army of Centurions? Or will you choose the sacred way of Religion and serve the ruthless Gods of the Romans? Along the way, marriage is one of the ways to find happiness and status. See illustration on your right. But if you serve the Empire well, he will move upwards in the favor of the Emperor and move further to Rome.

Centurions FortunaHiring Ccenturions
Serving the Emperor will be rewarded appropriately. But only a true Roman understands the real needs of the citizens of Rome! When wine becomes scarce the people start to complain. When water and food supplies become exhausted, a revolt is near. Those Romans who deliver grain in times of hunger and Centurions in times of crisis, will receive special privileges from the Emperor. On your left you can find the training fiels and the barracks of the Centurions. They will provide you with additional power during the game.

Grand Finale
Fortuna game set upWhen Caesar's Palace is coming near, the tension becomes higher. Only those ambitious Romans who have reached Rome have a chance to become victorious. If you are just outside the gates of Rome you will have to offer all your resources to the Emperor in a last effort to turn your faith in your own favor. If a player has reached the centre of Rome, the players will finish their turn. Only the player who has done the most for the Emperor and the people of Rome will be Victorious.

Make sure that you have reached the City of Rome to witness the March to Victory!

Check the Fortuna page at Boardgame geek for more info, questions, hints, support sheets.

Game reviews of boardgame Fortuna
Hal9000 (German)
Vindjeu (French)
Gamepack (English and Dutch)

Game design: Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler
Editing: Hans van Tol
Illustrations: Franz Vohwinkel
Graphics: Imelda Vohwinkel

Selling points
The Game Master BV distributes the game in The Netherlands. Here are the sellingpoints.
Distribution in Germany: Hutter Trade.
Distribution in France and Belgium: Intrafin.
Distribution in Spain: Ludo Nova
Distribution in the US: Alliance

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