Aqua Romana

Aqua Romana box front cover

Early Rome lacked a crucial municipal resource: a reliable source of clean drinking water. Engineers and their workers took up the challenge and built the monumental Roman system of aqueducts.

Aqua Romana is a tile laying game for 2 to 4 players. During his turn a player can extend an aqueduct, close an aqueduct and earn points for closed aqueducts.

To extend an aqueduct, the player chooses a worker and the corresponding architect, play the corresponding tile, move the workers forward and move the architect ahead.

An aqueduct is closed when it ends at the side of the gameboard or a non-fitting neighboring tile.

A closed aqueduct yields 1 point for every tile it is long. If an aqueduct crosses a tile for the second time, it yields two points.

The game ends when no tile can be played for an entire round. Winner is the player with the most points.


  • 2 to 4 players
  • ages 8 and up
  • 60 minutes

© Karin Belanger 2018