Foundations of Rome

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The city-building board game Foundations of Rome puts you into the role of an architect competing to own land and build magnificent structures! Build domūs and insulae, fountains, foundries, and more to increase your renown – gaining glory for yourself and the empire!

Choose from one of three options:

  • Maximus – Everything in the Emperor PLUS the Roads of Fortune expansion already inside!
  • Maximus (Sundrop) – Everything in the Emperor PLUS the Roads of Fortune expansion already inside PLUS a special Sundrop(tm) wash on all of the miniatures!
  • Emperor – Includes 5th Player, Monuments, Trading/Stealing, Will of the Consul, Objectives, Invocations, Player Roles expansions as well as metal coins!
  • Emperor (Sundrop) – everything from the Emperor PLUS a special Sundrop(tm) wash on all of the miniatures!

Check below for expansions and accessories!


2-5 Players
60-90 Minutes
Ages 14+


Foundations of Rome is the next, and biggest game to date, in the Dice Tower Essentials line and is designed by famed designer Emerson Matsuuchi.



On a player’s turn they select from purchasing a new lot, building a new building in the shared city of Rome, or collecting income!


Players collect Glory Points at the end of each round based on the population and commerce they have brought to the city as well as gaining glory for civic buildings that score not only based on their own buildings, but those of their opponents!

With a quick setup time and easy to learn to rules you will be on your way to achieving glory within Rome in no time!



Senator to Emperor Upgrade Pack

Core Game:

  • 81 Deed Cards
  • 40 Silver Coins (1’s – 19x, 3’s 21x)
  • 4 Player trays (Red, Blue, Green, Purple)
  • 32 Residential (Beige)
  • 32 Commercial (Olive)
  • 32 Civic (Grey)
  • 96 Plastic Icon tiles (24 per player color)
  • 32 Lot markers (8 per player color)
  • 8 Score cubes (2 per player color)
  • 4 Player Aid cards
  • 1 First Player token
  • 1 Deed board
  • 1 Score board
  • 1 City board
  • 20 Invocation cards

Additional Components for Emperor version:

5th Player –

  • 19 Deed Cards
  • 1 Player tray
  • 24 Buildings & Icon tiles
  • 8 Lot markers
  • 6 Monument markers
  • 2 Score cubes
  • 1 Player Aid card

Monuments –

  • 19 Monuments Buildings and Icon tiles
  • 19 Monument cards
  • 24 Monument markers (6 per player color)

Trading/Stealing: 10 Favor Tokens

Will of the Consul: 1 Consul card & 30 Consul Building tokens

Objectives: 18 Objective cards

Player Roles: 15 Player Role cards

Metal Coins

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