Concordia Venus is a standalone reimplementation of Concordia with some added features.
Concordia Venus is a peaceful strategy game of economic development in Roman times for 2-6 players aged 13 and up. Instead of looking to the luck of dice or cards, players must rely on their strategic abilities. Be sure to watch your rivals to determine which goals they are pursuing and where you can outpace them! In the game, colonists are sent out from Rome to settle down in cities that produce bricks, food, tools, wine, and cloth. Each player starts with an identical set of playing cards and acquires more cards during the game. These cards serve two purposes:
They allow a player to choose actions during the game.
They are worth victory points (VPs) at the end of the game.
Concordia is a strategy game that requires advance planning and consideration of your opponent's moves. Every game is different, not only because of the sequence of new cards on sale but also due to the modular layout of cities on the 4 different maps included with the game. When all cards have been sold from the market or after the first player builds his 15th house, the game ends. The player with the most VPs from the gods (Jupiter, Saturnus, Mercurius, Minerva, Vesta, Venus, etc.) wins the game.
Teams of two players each may play against each other.
New personality cards with the goddess Venus allow for new strategies.
New maps (Cyprus, Hellas, Ionium) on which to play in addition to the classic Imperium map.
The Italia map plus a new map will be sold as an expansion in 2019 for Venus owners.
Note: The Concordia Venus expansion can be found here. The expansion has Hellas/Ionium maps, but not Imperium (which is already in the base game) or Cyprus (which will also be sold with a new map in an expansion in 2019 for original Concordia owners).