A forum in Roman times was the legal, cultural and economic centre of a city. And this is exactly what the board game Forum Trajanum by Stefan Feld is about. As the administrator of a small colony you not only build up your small town, you also send delegates to Rome in return to gain influence there. For expanding the colonia and gaining influence you will receive victory points and whoever has the most at the end of the game will be a true Roman board game lord.
We had already written a first impression of Merlin shortly after we played it on the SPIEL. Now some time has passed and the board game even got an expansion. Time for us to visit the old warhorse Merlin and see if our first impression was confirmed or not. While we’re at it, we’ll also have a look if Merlin needs the expansion Arthur.