Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game using a system similar to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games.
  • French, English, Hollandais, ...
  • From 10 years old
  • 1 to 2h
  • 2 to 4 player(s)

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Trajan, a development game

Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture.

The central mechanism of the game uses a system similar to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games. In Trajan, a player has six possible actions: building, trading, taking tiles from the forum, using the military, influencing the Senate, and placing Trajan tiles on his tableau.

Trajan, a game with a Mancala system

At the start of the game, each player has two differently colored pieces in each of the six sections (bowls) of his tableau. On a turn, the player picks up all the pieces in one bowl and distributes them one-by-one in bowls in a clockwise order. Wherever the final piece is placed, the player takes the action associated with that bowl; in addition, if the colored pieces in that bowl match the colors shown on a Trajan tile next to the bowl (with tiles being placed at the start of the game and through later actions), then the player takes the additional action shown on that tile.

Trajan, a Feld design

What are you trying to do with these actions? Acquire victory points (VPs) in whatever ways are available to you – and since this is a Feld design, you try to avoid being punished, too. At the Forum you try to anticipate the demands of the public so that you can supply them what they want and not suffer a penalty. In the Senate you acquire influence which translates into votes on VP-related laws, ideally snagging a law that fits your long-term plans. With the military, you take control of regions in Europe, earning more points for those regions far from Rome.

All game components are language neutral, and the playing time is 30 minutes per player.
Theme(s) Antiquity
Language(s) FrenchEnglishHollandaisGerman
Mechanism(s) Cards
Author(s) Stefan Feld
Artist Jo Hartwig
Note globale 4.9
Editor Huch & Friends !

This game is recommended by 1 of our Bloggers

  • This game was played and recommanded by SciFi-Universe, here its opinion:

    rajan est un jeu où les multiplications pour marquer des points atteingnent son apogée. On ne cesse de courir plusieurs lièvres à la fois mais cela s'avère délicat, car on n'est pas seul dans le monde de Trajan. Pour les amateurs de grosses mécaniques à l'allemande(avec la reprise partielle du déplacement de l'Awalé), Trajan représente une évidence, une réussite absolue. Un triomphe "ou Trajan" !

This game is recommended by 8 of our Customers

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Michaël C. on 11/03/15 Verified purchase

L'une des références de M. Feld, très très bon.
1 person found this review was helpful
  • on 09/10/18 Verified purchase

    tres bon jeu de placement style awalee plein de possibilite et une bonne rejouabilite
  • on 11/20/17 Verified purchase

    Un jeu ludique et accessible, avec beaucoup de possibilités de scorer. Plaira à un public large qui devra se saisir des opportunités grâce à une réflexion rapide. Mécanisme d'actions très original.
  • on 06/20/17 Verified purchase

    Un jeu facile d’accès mais très riche en possibilité. Il va vous demander de faire chauffer les neurones !!!
  • on 10/19/16 Verified purchase

    Un gros jeu dans lequel il y a plusieurs façons de marquer des points, comme dans tant d'autres (Chateau de Bourgogne, Descendance, Granja, Tzolk'in, ...). et rien de vraiment original. Mais malgré cela, tout comme ces 4 jeux que j'ai cité, c'est un excellent jeu. Les scores sont en général très serrés, on se donne des coups de coude tout au long de la partie. Collectionnerez-vous des marchandises pour les expédier au moment opportun ? Accumulerez-vous des objectifs au sénat pour montrer votre suprématie ? Serez-vous un conquérant qui fera des camps de légionnaires ? Ou un grand bâtisseur de la cité ?
    1 person found this review was helpful
  • on 03/26/16 Verified purchase

    Une petite merveille ludique pour ceux qui aime les jeux "à allemande" avec une mécanique bien huilée et des choix cornéliens.
    1 person found this review was helpful
  • on 01/28/16 Verified purchase

  • on 12/20/15 Verified purchase

    Du bon gros jeu
  • on 11/03/15 Verified purchase

    L'une des références de M. Feld, très très bon.
    1 person found this review was helpful

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