Spartacus Hits Game Tables with a Second EditionMarch 4, 2021
Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, GaleForceNine’s first (and best) boardgame is getting a re-release.
It’s about time.
The classic game of intrigue and blood has been out of print for some time; GF9 originally based the game on the Starz show Spartacus but the licensing agreement lapsed, and so the game was allowed to go out of print. But that time wasn’t wasted, as GaleForceNine went to work on revamping the game to revitalize the IP.
Gone are the splashy images of flowing dresses and well muscled actors, replaced now by hand drawn art that may even enhance the experience overall.
The limited images we’ve seen from the press release look good, but we don’t know if any further revamping of the game was included in the second-edition. Are any rules changes incoming? We just don’t know.
There are a few places that could use refinement, but we’ll need to wait until April to find out whether they were made.
International fans of the game got some welcome news, as the game is launching with five editions including English, French, German, Spanish, and Polish; given the game’s subject matter, you may have expected to see an Italian edition, but I digress (I kid, of course.)
It includes 4 new miniatures, cards, and a whole lot more.
Here’s some of what we’ve seen that’s new:
- New art, obviously
- A new dominus. Solonius (Blue) is replaced by Chuma. Chuma appears to be Egyptian, given that his tokens are Ankhs, though we can’t say for sure
- 4 new minis
- The board appears to be streamlined, as it’s now just the arena (with the bidding areas in separate cardboard “trays”)
All will be revealed in April 2021 (currently scheduled for April 17).