The ground trembles under a thousand angry hoofbeats. Wheels creak and reins pull as racers drive their horses forward in a panic. You are a charioteer in the Circus Maximus, the greatest raceway in the ancient world. A crescendo of noise builds with each lap. Chariots collide, whips crack. The crowd cheers for a surprising breakaway, rumbles as a favorite is damaged and falls behind. From the imperial box, the emperor laughs and shouts. Clouds of dust obscure the bright banners of the four factions.
Charioteer is a strategic racing game that plays in one hour. Each player controls a chariot in the Circus Maximus of ancient Rome. There's lots of action, and it happens quickly, with simultaneous move selection. It's not always clear who's winning the race. Being in front of the pack may not be as important as developing a critical skill, collecting powerful tokens, or keeping damage low. Whip icons allow those who have fallen behind to surge back into competition. Charioteer is easy to learn. It can be played by bright kids as well as adults. Despite its accessibility, it is a game of skill.
- Two 17" x 22" Mounted Mapboards
- 6 Player Chariot Pieces
- 147 Card Charioteer Decks
- 24 Card Skills Deck
- 6 Player Boards
- 30 Player Tokens, 5 per player
- 60 Fan Tokens
- 24 Skill Markers in 6 colors, 4 markers per player
- 40 Damage Cubes
- One wooden Round Tracker
- One Draw Bag
- Rule booklet
- One D6 Custom die