20th Anniversary Edition of the award-winning 2-player game by legendary designer Mark Simonitch comes to Kickstarter. Two games on the epic struggles of Rome and Carthage.

Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage is one of the best two-player games ever published. The game is renowned for its tense, well-balanced mechanics and involving narrative. HANNIBAL crossing the Alps on his herd of elephants is one of the most memorable events in history.

The development team at PHALANX has given this game a careful and meticulous update. It is now easier, faster and considerably shorter to play, and the stunning new art makes it look better than ever.

As an added bonus, the game comes with a second game in the box: HAMILCAR, which portrays the events of the First Punic War.

H&H Components

HANNIBAL & HAMILCAR is a card-driven political game for 2 players set during the Second Punic War, the epic struggle between ancient Rome and Carthage. That conflict has in many ways defined our modern reality. It took Rome over 100 years to win the competition with Carthage and three long wars were fought in the process. Our game takes considerably less time. Some scenarios are playable in under 30 minutes.

HANNIBAL has been designed by one of the most acclaimed designers in the world, Mark Simonitch. This 20th Anniversary Edition of the game includes new scenarios and variants with certain game mechanics streamlined, while producing exactly the same game results as the golden classic. The game original rules and components were updated by Mark Simonitch and Jaro Andruszkiewicz.

HANNIBAL has won numerous awards, including the Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Award and the Golden Geek Best Wargame Award, and is ranked 11th on the BoardGameGeek.com’s Wargame Rankings.

HANNIBAL is actually more of an asymmetrical political game than a wargame. It presents a conflict between two superpowers of Antiquity from a classical Clausewitzian perspective, according to which a power only reverts to military operations when there is no other way to achieve the goal: political dominance.

The long-awaited HAMILCAR companion game is also included in the Anniversary Edition.

HAMILCAR, which is set during the First Punic War, is a stand-alone game using similar mechanics. It introduces a naval system and exciting naval battles. Both players compete for control of the Mediterranean Sea, in a conflict which will be described as the first war between an elephant and a whale – the struggle of a land-based empire versus the world’s naval power. Rome’s goal was to break through the island chain of Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia – Carthage’s defensive line to contain Rome on the Italian peninsula.


HANNIBAL & HAMILCAR has 19 days remaining, is fully funded with numerous stretch goals already unlocked and more to come. Now is your chance to get an updated and fully loaded version of one of the most famous strategy games ever made, this is one not to miss!

Find out more about Hannibal & Hamilcar on their Kickstarter Page.

Kickstarter: Hannibal & Hamilcar


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