Porta Nigra

By: Stronghold Games

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Great Designers Series, The (Stronghold Games)

MSRP $69.95

Product Info

Porta Nigra
Wolfgang Kramer, Michael Kiesling
Publish Year
NKG Part #
MFG. Part #
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 - 4 Players
Game Length
60 - 90 Minutes


Porta Nigra (The Great Designers Series #1)

The largest Roman city north of the Alps in the late Roman Empire was Augusta Treverorum. Founded in the times of Caesar Augustus and built up by generations of Roman architects, this was the Emperor's residence and a world city during this period. The remains of these most impressive structures can still be visited today. Foremost of these great achievements in the city is the massive Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate located in Trier, Germany that dates to the 2nd century.

The game Porta Nigra (which translates as "black gate") is set in that place and time with the players taking on the roles of Roman architects working on the city gate of Porta Nigra. Each player commands a master builder, who moves around a circular track on the game board, enabling you to buy or build only where this master builder is located. Moving the master builder to farther locations along the track is expensive, so players must plan their movements and builds carefully. The number and type of actions that may be performed on your turn comes from cards in your personal draw deck.

The buildings in Porta Nigra are erected physically on the game board at the various locations in the city. This is accomplished with 3-D plastic building pieces, which gives Porta Nigra a beautiful and compelling look on the table.

Porta Nigra is in the new Stronghold Games'' The Great Designers Series - #1, which will be an ongoing series of games featuring the greatest game designers from around the world. Porta Nigra is designed by the great design team of Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling.


  • 1 Game Board
  • 90 Plastic Brick Pieces
  • 80 Cads
  • 60 Wooden Romans
  • 16 Wooden Disks
  • 10 Supply Cards
  • 4 Master-Builder Stands
  • 4 Player Boards
  • 16 Torch Markers
  • 16 Influence Tokens
  • 4 "+100/+200" Victory Point Markers
  • 51 Coins
  • 1 Round Marker
  • 1 Rulebook
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