Unboxing The Downfall of Pompeii, a family weight game set at the foot of Vesuvius

Watch to find out what you get in the box with the classic Mayfair board game The Downfall of Pompeii. This is a family weight Euro about saving as many people as you can from the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

This unboxing video features the second printing of The Downfall of Pompeii which also includes a small optional module.


What you get with The Downfall of Pompeii board game;

From the publisher:

It’s the year of the Consulship of Augustus and Vespasianus. The rich, beautiful Roman city of Pompeii sits at the foot of majestic Mount Vesuvius. Renowned for exotic, easy, and ample luxury, the wealthy town attracts the best of Rome’s proud citizens. But a terrible secret lies deep beneath the slopes of the mighty mountain. A primeval secret is about to unleash unspeakable horrors on this fateful afternoon. The mountain, so very long asleep, is finally reawakening!

Come to beautiful Pompeii! Use your cards to attract your Roman friends and relatives to visit select sites. But beware! The dreaded Vesuvius card means the mountain is awake, spewing fiery lava onto the unsuspecting city. Now you must struggle to get your compatriots out of the doomed town before they are engulfed. Rushing to avoid lava flows, your people must flee before Vesuvius explodes and ash seals their fate. Lead the most survivors to safety and you win!

Designed by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede, the talented creator of “Carcasonne”. This edition Includes 3 dual vent tiles and a new “Dual Vent” variant!

120 wood pieces
62 game cards
45 lava tiles
3 dual vent tiles
1 volcano
1 cloth bag
Game board
Simple rules


To learn what we thought of the gameplay in this classic boardgame, check out our The Downfall of Pompeii Review!

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