|Rome is in a state of emergency, the Senate and the Guard are embroiled in fierce arguments, the people are divided. Many roads lead to Rome, whether you decide to use powerful cards such as the Tower and the Praetorian Guard to protect the power and victory points you have, or instead prefer to use the Consul and the Tribune to skilfully pull the strings behind the scenes. Whoever succeeds in using their connections and manages to play their cards cleverly will at the end deserve their victor's laurels.
Can be combined with its sequel game, Arena: Roma II, with varying play options:
- Mix all the cards of both games and play with the combined set.
- Both players take one set of cards. Players will have their own draw and discard piles.
- Both players can use the cards of both games, compiling their own decks of 55 cards each. Again, both players will have their own draw and discard piles.