Mare Nostrum, designed by Serge Laget was first published in 2003. Inspired by Civilization, Mare Nostrum also incorporated mechanics inspired by other popular board games including Settlers of Catan, Risk, Diplomacy and Citadels. It is considered by many to be one of the earliest examples of a successful Eurogame/Ameritrash hybrid.
In 2016, Academy Games released Mare Nostrum- Empire, a new edition of of the game with new art work, deluxe components, as well as a few tweaks which addressed some balance issues in the original game.
What do you think of Mare Nostrum? Do you consider it a “hybrid“? Do you prefer the original edition or the newer edition? Love it or hate it? Do you still play it?