In Vici, players become military generals, leading their battle-hardened men on an ancient battlefield. Under each general’s command are armies of varying strengths and abilities. Players take turns deploying pieces into their Camps and advancing them down the game board toward their opponent’s Camp. There four different types of pieces that represent legions of soldiers: they are fierce Footmen, stoic Spearmen, heavily armored Horsemen, and battle-ready Bowmen.
As a general, players are tasked with strategically matching their pieces against ones that they are strong against. At melee combat, Footmen slaughter Spearmen, Spearmen skewer charging Horsemen, and Horsemen trample Footmen. Bowmen are a deadly asset at a distance with the advantage of ranged combat but are utterly defenseless when attacked at close range.
Even with an advantage, nothing is 100% certain with Vici’s mechanic of rolling Battle Dice. While an advantage in combat gives you an extra Battle Die, fate may not be on your side once the defending and attacking strengths on the dice are revealed. Choose your moves wisely and conquer your opponent’s army. Only with cunning strategy can you outmaneuver your enemies and achieve glory!