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Welcome to the Roman circus!

If you have come here it is because you wish to manage your own chariot racing team. Train your drivers and give them the finest equipment and horses. If you do this well, your chariots will provide you with both wealth and fame. but beware! Chariot races are dangerous. Accidents may occur and rival teams might try to harm your charioteers during the race. Make sure you do not grow too attached to your charioteers and always have a replacement available. Good luck!

Qvadriga is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team. Choose your preferred upgrade combinations and prove your skills at the arena. Select the most cunning actions which your team could perform against the best drivers of the old world: shake reins, whip horses, choose lanes, hold tight while negotiating curves, avoid incoming attacks, block enemies path, lacerate and whip them until achieving victory.

Start an epic campaign from the most modest tracks of the empire corners, assemble a mighty team and build your fame through the provinces until reaching enough wealth to finally open the gates of Rome's greatest competition at the Circus Maximus, where you will be able to enter history and reach favour of gods.Features
  • Historically modeled circuses with all their styles and particularities. Variable sizes, lengths and shapes, from the classic Greek oval hippodrome to the standard Roman circus.
  • Variable number of rivals: Participate in tactical four-team races, dive into mayhem with sixteen opponents.
  • Expert AI able to recognize their situation and maximize their strengths.
  • Dual game system: paused turn-based gameplay (static) or continuous real time action (dynamic). Play which you like.
  • One-click decision making interface triggers a sheer variety of engaging consequences.
  • Upgradable team components: charioteers' skill and constitution can be improved, also chariot’s quality and size and horses' speed and endurance. Any combination is useful, provided you take advantage of its strengths.
  • Six historic factions to belong, which grants particular upgrades to your team.
  • Huge campaign system with seven regions to travel, starting in any of them, from the exotic arenas of the far East to the Northern barbarian borders.
  • 43 circuses to run, seven starting circus available from the beginning, unlock higher category circuses by building your fame.
  • Unique bonus at every city that could affect all competition aspects.
  • Race events enrich campaign altering race conditions. Your faction will try to help in the darkest hours, if you are successful your rivals will make things harder.
  • Buy, sell, heal and repair teams. Find the best components by gaining access to higher category circuses, hire medic, craftsmen and veterinary services to increase performance and configure the most competitive team.
Release date
Slitherine Software
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible sound card
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Last Modified: Jan 17, 2023

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"Qvadriga" is a turn-based, board-based tactical chariot racing game. We are in Ancient Rome managing a Racing Stable. At the Outset, we must choose one of the six Groups, each offering small Advantages. Between races it is important to repair our Cars, replace Horse teams or hire new Drivers. However, everything remains quite rudimentary. We can only own and manage a maximum of four Teams. Over the Course of our Careers, up to 43 Oval tracks in seven Regions of The world Are open to us, but these differ less than hoped. A Race always lasts three Circus rounds and runs on Trains, each of which takes up some car lengths Depending on the Speed of the Journey. The Trains of one's own and the AI teams are always carried out at the same time, so that always all Meters go and then everything is paused. The first three Moves are the Launch Phase, in which we can only choose between Acceleration and Whipping. After that, we can also switch lines, ram or whip Opponents or protect ourselves against Attacks. Especially in front of the Turning Curves, it is necessary to either slow down, drive as stable as possible or choose an External Runway. Both our Horses, our Car and our Driver can be Damaged. If our Car, for example, collapses, this has fatal Consequences: Our Driver is dragged along by the Horses a few More meters and can even win the Race. But He can also release the Reins, unless he is unconscious, but then must be careful not to be overwhelmed by other Teams. The Races are essentially about an intelligent Mix of aggressive and passive Driving And probably the most sensible Action in the Situation. It is no use being in front at the Beginning and having already affected his Horses so much by Lashing that they can no longer get through the Race. To illustrate the Mechanics of the Game, it helps to realize that "Qvadriga" Was strongly inspired by the Board game "Circus Maximus." And that's how board-like it works, too. This means that one decides per Turn for an Action And then a Dice throw is calculated happy-based the Probability of success or damage suffered. This Litter is not shown by the "Qvadriga," but each Phase acts with Probabilities. And that's supposed to work on your PC? Oh yes, that even works extraordinarily well. "Circus Maximus" was very balanced, but for a Board Game actually already far too complex, with Masses of Tables, Rules and Values. "Qvadriga" calculates these entire Operations invisibly in the Background, making the Gameplay much more unproblematic and fluid without losing the Board game character. A Faux Pas, however, is the missing Multiplayer, which would actually be Mandatory for a Board Game implementation. Technically, the Whole Thing is at the simplest level. The rather ugly but functional Graphics are lost in shades of Brown, the Sounds are very simple. "Qvadrigas" biggest Plus is the always exciting Races, which are different and often scarce every time. The Schadenfreude that sneaks one when the big Favourite breaks down his Team just before the finish Line, the Tension as to whether your own Wheel will still get through the final Turn. And the Whole thing is based on a Mechanic that has found the right Balance between tactical and happy-based influence. Everything is influenced-but nothing can be predicted to the Last. That's the Core Recipe for good Gameplay. By The way: Highly recommended is the Lets Play series from Myratax (on youtube) to "Qvadriga." Rating: 8/10 Atmosphere 3/10 Story 3/10 Graphic 4/10 Sound 9/10 Game Mechanics 9/10 Balancing 8/10 Game Pass Conclusion: Technically unspectacular but very exciting, turn-based wet-racing tactics, heavily inspired by an outstanding Board game. 8/10 Overall Rating
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