From the much respected game design duo of Kramer and Kiesling, this is about constructing a city in Roman times – the title refers to the Roman "Black Gate" that still stands in the German city of Trier, in its day the largest Roman city north of the Alps.
As the game progresses, players stack plastic pieces to form the different buildings – this really adds to the look of the game. However, players do not have a free hand as they are constrained by their action cards and the order in which these appear. What's more, they need to get their architect piece to the right place to get the raw materials they need.
This looks another typically clever design from Kiesling & Kramer and I am looking forward to playing it.
For 2-4 players, aged 12+, playing time 90 minutes: £35.00 £24.00 to clear (£20.00 ex-VAT outside the EU) – or make me an offer...