|Can we play the Spartacus Board Game as well!|
While the Combat phase is not the focus of the game it can be really entertaining. Especially when all players have Denarii placed on the outcome. Winning helps your influence go up but that's not the only path to success. Enough gold and you may be able to buy your way to the top and be the top dog Lanista.
The group I played with was not my usual bunch of gamers. People that do not play wargames but they like occasional board games. It was refreshing actually because there wasn't the over analyzing of strategy's and game play and so on that many experienced gamers are prone to do.
I am looking foward to including the expansion stuff (2 new Lanistas and a heap more cards) in our next games. This will see combats in the Arena go from having money (wagers) riding on the outcome of 1 versus 1 to 2 versus 2.
I highly recommend this game.
Cheers from Brendon (The Kiwi)