My second playing of this game was much better. We played with the correct rules (well discounting that one minor hiccup). And we used my version of the game board (which I spent way too much time working on). But it worries me that there are a couple of people in this group who are against playing it. So sad.
Chapel brought this game last week and we did not play it. So I took it out and made sure that we played it. This game is very similar to Race for the Galaxy. Except it has a Roman theme where RftG has a Science Fiction theme. The rules, mechanics, and building powers are slightly different. But not different enough to make me want to play both. I still like RftG better than GtR.