Publisher Bread & Circuses Announces Brand-New 3rd Edition of The Council of Verona

The popular board game featured on the hit-show Tabletop Returns With New Art And Updated Mechanics

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 31, 2019 – Bread & Circuses is bringing back the classic card game, Council of Verona. Based off Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and designed by Michael Eskue, this will be the 3rd edition of the hit game. Made famous by its appearance on Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop, the Council of Verona has been a mainstay in the gaming community for years.  

Council of Verona started off as a small idea nearly a decade ago and it’s been amazing to see so many people experience and enjoy the game over the years,” says game designer, Michael Eskue. “Personally, the journey of Verona is what brought me into the gaming community of so many awesome people. I’m so grateful to everyone who has helped along the way – from the original playtesters, to the backers of the first campaign, all the way to the supporters of this third edition and those just now discovering the game. To be part of something that brings friends and families together for good times is what game design means to me.”

This updated 3rd edition of Council of Verona features brand-new cover art from, George Doutsiopoulos (Fireball Island) and interior artwork by Hector Amavizca (Little Circuses), as well as design refinements from the game’s creator, Michael Eskue. Set to retail at $20, the game will be released in March of 2020.

“We’re honored to bring this game back into print. From seeing it on Tabletop to playing it for years to publishing it, this has been quite the journey,” says Bread & Circuses co-founder, Jon Cohn. “For such an elegant, small package this game combines so many interesting mechanics; drafting, bluffing, a little bit of take-that. It’s a very special game with a blend of simplicity and replay value that really keeps it on the table.”

Council of Verona is live on Kickstarter now, you can find it at and future updates on the game and other Bread and Circuses projects follow the publisher on Facebook at

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