In this tile-laying game, you are a builder backed by one of the powerful Patrician families of Rome. Influence and direct new construction of the expanding metropolis through shrewd development of the city's districts. Construct various civic buildings: Temples for worship, Baths for health, Theaters and Arenas for arts and entertainment. The more you build, the more you gain Imperium, the measure of real power and influence in Roman society. As buildings are constructed, influential players score victory points representing their prestige. Score additional victory points by building Bridges, Aqueducts, and Fountains. Earn a final reward for your level of Imperium. The player with the most victory points in the end wins the title of ... Architectus Romanus!