The government’s blockade has rekindled interest in board games, which is unprecedented. People all over the world are restoring their old games, throwing dice and spinning the spinning frame, and have a happy time.
For ordinary table game players, this is all good, but for hobbies, there are more interesting aspects. Over the years, people have invested a lot of details in board games; some of them are almost impossible to play in a reasonable time.
This list features the longest legally played board games, and they are not out of timidity. If you have played these games, please share your experience in the comments and let everyone know how many hours you spent playing board games.
In one form or another, Roman history lasted for 2,210 years, but only 482 years covered the Republic. Fortunately, The Republic of Rome doesn’t take place throughout that entire run. Still, it does cover a good 250 years of Roman history for players to dive into playing the game.
The game pits players against one another as each takes control of a faction vying for dominance of the Roman Senate. They manage this by controlling powerful families who compete for military commands, state offices, new adherents, and economic concessions.
To win the game, the player must drive their faction to become the most powerful in Rome, but doing so requires them to maintain a balance, which is no easy task. The game requires confrontation and cooperation to succeed, making it particularly challenging to complete.
The average game length for The Republic of Rome is 300 minutes (5 hours), but many sessions have gone on for much longer. For most people, a standard playthrough runs around 10-12 hours. Like many strategy games, more experienced players can play extended gaming sessions.