"Rome wasn't built in a day."
No, that's true. You can build it in just a couple hours with your friends. At least, you will be able to when Arcane Wonders releases Foundations of Rome, a new city-building board game they're working on. It will be coming to Kickstarter in a little over a month and a half, but if you sign up for notifications, you'll get a free, metal 1st player token when it launches.
From the website:
We set out to create the most visually stunning city builder to date, along with what we already knew was an outstanding game design by Emerson Matsuuchi. Foundations of Rome is an intuitive city builder for 2-4 players, bolstered by over 100 wonderfully detailed miniatures.