Foundations of Rome

A project in Sachse, TX by Arcane Wonders

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An elegant and intuitive city building game designed by the award-winning Emerson Matsuuchi
Backers: 8117
Average Pledge Per Backer: $138

Funded: $1,118,806 of $50,000
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 6th (24 days)
Project By: Arcane Wonders
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Latest News

$1,000,000+ & Our Final Hours!

February 6th - via:
Hello everyone! This is unbelievable! When we set out to build Rome, reaching one million dollars was completely out of the question, especially for our first Kickstarter! The enthusiasm and support from this community have been tireless and building... (Read More)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! 950k Unlocked! Semi/Fully Co-op Up Next!

February 5th - via:
Hello again, friends! For those of you who have walked with us from day one of this project, thank you! Together, we've achieved amazing things for Foundations of Rome. It will be an altogether better game now because of the contributions each one of... (Read More)

$900k+ Overnight! SGs & Monument Spotlight: Regia + Winery

February 5th - via:
Hey everybody! As you may be guessing, typing up our “$900k Unlock” update is pretty surreal for us. This campaign has completely shattered our expectations in every way! We are already well on our way to clear $950k.The way we’re moving, this... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours! $850k Unlock + Monument Spotlight: Forum Romanum

February 4th - via:
Greetings fellow architects You people are maniacs! $850,000 smashed with no trouble at all, just as we officially enter the final 48 hours of this campaign. You guys have already pushed this project to new levels of polish, but there is still room... (Read More)

Day 22 - Community Chosen Gods: Designing Vulcan & Extending the Pantheon

February 4th - via:
Hello folks! We’re moving into the home stretch for this campaign, but it seems this community has no intention of slowing down! We’re standing on the precipice of $850,000, and nearly 6,000 backers strong. There’s no time to waste, so let's... (Read More)

Build the Foundations of Rome in next board game from Century: Spice Road and Specter Ops designer

February 4th - via:
Plan and build an entire ancient city in Foundations of Rome, the next board game from Emersonn Matsuuchi, the creator of Century: Spice Road and Specter Ops. (Read More)

Nearing $800k And Still Stretching!

February 3rd - via:
Happy Monday, friends! First off, a huge thank you to everyone who has been on this long journey with us, and welcome to all our new friends joining us in the final week. The ranks of Rome continue to grow strong, and our hearts are full of... (Read More)

Day #20! Dev Diary Pt 2

February 2nd - via:
Greetings folks! Happy Sunday everyone. For those of you who partake, we hope you are enjoying Super Bowl festivities, and resting up for the final week of Rome! This community has made some fantastic suggestions and given some excellent feedback in... (Read More)

$700,000! Box UV Unlock & Dev Diary!

February 1st - via:
Happy Saturday Everyone! $700k in no time at all! You guys are unbelievable. We half expected this to be a slow weekend, but you continue to surprise us! Today we have breezed by a fun, aesthetic upgrade to the production - the final touch to make... (Read More)

Over $650k! Stretch goals, and two new *cosmetic* upgrades

January 31st - via:
Greetings architects! Today’s update is a bit long, with some major announcements - so thanks in advance for sticking with us until the end! $650k is a bit mind-blowing for us, and there is still a good chunk of time left with plenty of room to... (Read More)

Day 17! Community-chosen Temple #1, and Monument Spotlight: The Imperial Harbor

January 30th - via:
Hello friends! We are officially in the final 7 days of this campaign. It's been a whirlwind so far, and we’re guessing next week will be even more hectic.  We’re only a stone's throw away from the $650,000 stretch goal, but today we want to... (Read More)

$600,000! Sticker Upgrade & New SG Reveals!

January 29th - via:
Hey folks! Another glorious day in Rome, another Stretch Goal smashed!  Today's unlock is something we worked very hard to bring to the table for you guys. From the earliest days of this campaign, this community gave us some pretty direct feedback... (Read More)

$550,000! Invocations Card Pack & Double-Layered Score Board!

January 27th - via:
Hello all! Happy Monday folks! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Rome is shining brighter than ever. If you're an avid Kickstarter backer, you know that the middle of a campaign is typically stagnant - but this is no typical campaign! We're... (Read More)

$500,000! Ownership Banners & Sticker Solutions!

January 26th - via:
Greetings builders Apologies for posting this update late! We're just passed the halfway point in this campaign, and now we've crossed the threshold over $500,000 (and well on our way to 550 0_0)! When we started this project our mission was to... (Read More)

$450,000! New Stretch Goal & Solo Module Add-on!

January 24th - via:
Hello friends! Big announcements today, including a new stretch goal reveal! There's a lot to cover, so let's dive Right in! At $450,000 we've unlocked an upgrade that has been much requested since prototypes of Rome first began hitting tables. The... (Read More)

Day 10 - 5th Player Color & Monument Spotlight: Triumphal Arch

January 23rd - via:
Good afternoon Romans! We hope this update finds you happy, healthy, and ready to game. We're so happy by this campaign's growth in week two and we sincerely thank you all for your enthusiasm and participation! We've received hundreds of responses in... (Read More)

$400,000! New Stretch Goal & Vote for the next Temple

January 22nd - via:
Hello everyone! It's been an incredible few days in Rome! Typically, Kickstarter campaigns really grind to a halt on these middle weeks. While things have definitely calmed down quite a bit, we’re amazed to see this campaign continues to grow at a... (Read More)

Day 8 - Founders level open, 5th player color vote, MvM Live Tomorrow & Monument Spotlight #2

January 21st - via:
Hello Everyone! We’ve passed $385,000 and we’re still going strong! The next stretch goal is just around the corner and with it our next reveal. Tonight's update is brief, with some quick announcements and our newest Monument spotlight: 10 new... (Read More)

Day 7! Monuments Spotlight: The Colosseum

January 20th - via:
Greetings all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Monday. As we march into week 2 of this campaign, we’re going to continue posting updates even on days we don't unlock a new stretch goal. These posts will be focused on game content, but may also... (Read More)

Day 6! $350k+ Unlock and upcoming goals

January 19th - via:
Happy Sunday everyone! It's always surprising to tackle a stretch goal over the weekend. This campaign is not losing steam! We are incredibly grateful for all of you; your kind words of support, your brilliant feedback and suggestions, and for all... (Read More)

Day 5 - Still going strong!

January 18th - via:
Hello friends! Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this campaign, and thank you to those joining us on Day 5. We’re still at a steady climb, and we’re working hard to develop new stretch goals based on your amazing feedback and... (Read More)

Day 4 - $300k! King of the Gods

January 17th - via:
Hello everyone! Another glorious day here in Rome! We’re so thankful for all of you for helping keep the momentum of this Kickstarter going, your excitement in comment sections around the internet, your clever suggestions for the game and your... (Read More)

Reminder about Facebook Contest

January 16th - via:
Before it closes tomorrow morning (January 17th) at 10 am EST I wanted to make sure you had a chance to still enter the contest here on the Arcane Wonders Facebook group to win one of the 28 3D Printed buildings that Emerson signed for us at PAX... (Read More)

Foundations of Rome | Game the Game on Geek & Sundry

January 16th - via:
Becca was joined by Laser Malena-Webber and Ivan Van Norman playing Foundations of Rome! Who will be the greatest architect in Rome! A quick rules note for those watching as Becca and crew were working with an earlier draft rulebook. The Civic... (Read More)

$250,000+! Day Stretch Goals & New Media

January 16th - via:
Hello all! Thank you, everyone, for an amazing Day 2, and welcome to everyone joining us on Day 3. $250,000 is a truly staggering number to wake up to - you folks are incredible! We’re just getting to the desk here on the east coast of the US, and... (Read More)

$225k - Building Rome, Together! (& FLGS notice)

January 15th - via:
Hi everyone!  You folks must really hate stretch goals, because every time we put one up you tear it down and smash it to bits!  At $225,000, we’ve unlocked an art upgrade for the Deed board in the core box of Foundations of Rome. Thanks to you... (Read More)

$200,000! Monuments Gameplay, Announcements, and more Stretch Goals

January 15th - via:
 $200k in a little over 24 hours!  We are absolutely floored and so grateful for this community. It's a privilege to bring a project this ambitious to life, and we couldn’t do it without you folks. Before we get into our announcements and... (Read More)

Day 2!

January 15th - via:
Hello all! Our first 24 hours is coming to a close.  Welcome to those just joining us on day 2, and thank you, everyone, for an amazing day 1. Few things are better than waking up to find your family of backers has UTTERLY OBLITERATED the next... (Read More)

Stretching passed $150k

January 14th - via:
You guys cannot be stopped! Another goal smashed in our first 24 hours. Words can hardly convey our appreciation for this wonderful group of backers. We’ve poured our hearts and souls into this project for years, and having you guys support this... (Read More)

$125! Stretch Goals and the Monuments Expansion

January 14th - via:
Greetings fellow builders!  And welcome to all our newcomers :) We are off to an unbelievable start, and are humbled by the overwhelming support for this game! We’re not even through day one, and already two stretch goals are down, with more... (Read More)

First Temple Unlocked!

January 14th - via:
First Temple Unlocked! Join me in welcoming Venus to Rome and soon Apollo will join her. We are also readying an update to dive deeper into the Monuments expansion. We appreciate your continued support and are excited to continue sharing more stretch... (Read More)

YOU DID IT! Now time for those Stretch Goals!

January 14th - via:
Rome may not have been built in a day, but this campaign was funded in a day – well actually in an hour! We have been overwhelmed with your support already. Sooo.. we should probably talk about STRETCH GOALS!  Quickly for those asking about... (Read More)

The Building of Rome begins!

January 14th - via:
Welcome one and all to the Foundations of Rome Day 1! It’s been a long road getting here, and we are incredibly excited you have decided to join on this journey. Today is the day we’ve been anxiously awaiting sharing with you. As you may know,... (Read More)

Create the largest city the ancient world and your table have ever known with the next Dice Tower Essentials title, Foundations of Rome.

January 14th - via:
The next Dice Tower Essentials game from Arcane Wonders will also undisputably be the biggest one yet - and it will need to be funded before it can become a reality. Foundations of Rome, designed by Emerson Matsuuchi, sees players building up the titular ancient city structure-by-structure. (Read More)

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