Hidden Gem in the Snakes & Lattes Game Library - Quo Vadis?

Written by Nicole H / Published March 20th, 2013 / 0 Comments

From Colin, one of our game gurus, a highlight of a game that might not see as much love as it deserves. Hidden gem, Quo Vadis?

Long before Kakerlakenpoker and Skull & Roses were facilitating bad behaviour between friends, there was Quo Vadis?. The principal of the game is very simple: negotiate your way through the Roman Senate to collect as many laurels as possible. However, your game pieces (the members of your powerful political family) move across the board only with the assistance of your opponents’ voting power, so try to avoid offending your friends at the outset. (There will be plenty of time for social bridge-burning later on.)

Your turn is simple: you add one of your politician’s to the board; you move one of your politician’s up the board towards the Inner Sanctum; you move Caesar himself. The board is broken up into a number of committees, which only have so many spaces for the ambitious politicians climbing the Roman political ladder. However, since you need a majority of votes from your current committee to move forward to the next committee, you will have to spend much of the game harnessing the raw, unbridled power of your silver tongue.

Quo Vadis? is a mean game. I have been excommunicated from several game nights for my psychologically abusive behaviour during this game. If there is a shred of decency left in your still-beating heart, beware; this game punishes decency and crushes timidity. But if our gurus have taught you Cards Against Humanity, Kakerlakenpoker and Skull & Roses and still you ask for more, try Quo Vadis?.[1]

[1] Snakes & Lattes is not liable for you having to take a taxi home after you alienate all of your friends that drove here; Snakes & Lattes is further indemnified from all emotional damages arising from the playing Quo Vaids?. Enjoy responsibly!


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