Hadrian’s Wall

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When visiting the North of Britannia in 122 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian Augustus witnessed the aftermath of war between his armies and the savage Picts. In a show of Roman might, he ordered a wall to be built that would separate the Pict tribes from the rest of England. Grand in its design, the wall stretched 80 Roman miles, from coast to coast.

New Zealand Designed and Published Game!


In Hadrian’s Wall players take on the role of a Roman General, placed in charge of the construction of a milecastle and bordering wall. Over 6 years (rounds), players will construct their fort and wall, man the defences, and attract civilians by building services and providing entertainment – all while defending the honour of the Roman Empire from the warring Picts. The player that can accumulate the most Renown, Piety, Valour and Discipline, whilst avoiding Disdain, will prove to the Emperor they are the model Roman citizen and be crowned Legatus Legionis!

Hadrian’s Wall stood in service to the Roman Empire for nearly 300 years before its eventual decline. Today, Hadrian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the remains of the forts, towers, and turrets can still be explored.

Designer: Bobby Hill
Publisher: Garphill Games, Renegade Game Studios
Player numbers: 1–6 Players
Recommended Age:  12+
Game Time: 30–60 Min

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1 review for Hadrian’s Wall

  1. Telina

    I am obsessed with this game. If you start saying “do you want to play…” I will finish your sentence with “Hadrian’s Wall?” A brilliant pen and paper game (no dice so can’t call it a roll and write) with heaps of choice and strategy. I love that you can choose where to put your focus and it is so balanced that it can work whatever you choose.

    Each year you begin with a simple choice – which card becomes part of your path (end game goals) and which do you use for resources. Then you have to choose how you are going to protect your citizens from the next Pict attack, how can you get enough builders for your wall or soldiers for your guard. Then what’s the best use for your civilians, as they generally give you the most points. It’s a deeply satisfying game that resonates with me on a molecular level. Cannot recommend highly enough. 10/10

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