Scaling Hadrian’s Wall For Fun And Profit

Editor’s Note: You can now check out our review of the game to help you decide!


If you were stationed in the upper regions of the isle known as Brittania during the height of Roman expansion, it would very much have felt like the edge of the world. Beyond the border of your territory lay a fiercely strong-willed and determined tribe of people who not only insisted upon their on self-rule but actively sought to push you farther back into the lands now under your rule.

Hadrian's wall

Hadrian’s Wall: now with sheep

Caesar Hadrian sent you there to build a wall to protect the more civilized peoples of the southern lands – the Roman peoples – as beyond the wall lies wilderness and danger. For the common soldier, it likely would have been a somber and, at times, melancholy assignment, as while you were doing the noble job of securing the lands from the unknown threat to the north, it wasn’t like being at your true home far, far away.

If this tale sounds at all familiar to you, we’d love to assume that’s because you’ve come across the details surrounding the history of Hadrian’s Wall previously.

But let’s be honest: it’s just as likely that you’re familiar with this story from Game of Thrones, with Jon Snow and The Wall.

Well…where did you think he got the idea from?

At any rate, the game of Praetor focuses on the version that doesn’t contain ice zombies. Instead, you compete with each other over good old reliable Roman engineering. This worker placement game revolves around building up the eastern fort city of Segedunum (now called Wallsend). Players have been brought forth to assist in the building of both the wall and the city supporting  the fort, and players aim to garner the glory of being the most efficient engineer. The winner of this contest of skill will be rewarded with the title of regional Praetor and given command over the whole area for the glory of the Roman Empire.

We would like to do the same for you here today. Really. But that’s not exactly possible.

I mean we could  give you a provincial Roman title, but it’d be rather hard to enforce on account of the Empire being long gone.

praetor coverWhat we can offer you instead is a copy of the game of Praetor or two.

Yep, plural.

We’ll be starting off by giving away one copy of Praetor AND a set of Praetor promo cards for the first place winner, with the runner up receiving the promo card set.*

Once we reach the correct number of entries, the second place winner will also receive a copy of Praetor and we’ll pick a third winner for the promo card set.

Now that’s some engineering!

From now until midnight on Saturday, July 26th you can check the contest out on our Facebook page, or by entering below. Just follow the entry form, and proceed with the contest. The more you do, even if just one, you still have a better chance than not entering at all. Of course you’re welcome to do that too. But your odds of winning drop to zero. No pressure or anything.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Fine Print: The Cardboard Republic, in conjunction with NSKN Games, is giving this game away strictly for entertainment purposes. This act is not a paid endorsement by NSKN or any other entity. This contest is open to individuals only. Staff members of The Cardboard Republic and NSKN Games are not eligible to participate.

* Due to the first print run of Praetor already selling out, there likely will be a delay of a month or so after the contest ends until your prize copies will be mailed to you.