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Arena Colossei: Ludi Gladiatorii

A project in Ravenna, Italy by Top Hat Games

Cancelled by Creator

Fierce gladiators, innovative gameplay, original miniatures: step into the Arena!
Backers: 225
Average Pledge Per Backer: €63

Funded: €14,166 of €52,000
Dates: Apr 7th -> Apr 27th (21 days)
Project By: Top Hat Games
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Latest News

Our Ludus Magnus is not over!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Gladiators, unite! After this spectacular Ludus in the Colosseum, it's time to get back to training! Take a deep breath: there are some big news. First of all, we want to thank all those who supported the campaign and everyone interested in Arena... (Read More)

Too much at once? Try our Tutorial, Tiros!

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hail, Gladiators! By now, you should have guessed that even though the starting pledge offers limited components, Arena Colossei is a much bigger, finished game with many hours of designing and playtesting behind it.  But just as we did for... (Read More)

More about Retiarius and his fearsome Net!

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, Gladiators!  First of all, we would like to thank one of our most active backers, Patrick van Gompel, for the in-depth review (he even took screenshots!) he has written on after his games on Tabletop Simulator, even playing with us on... (Read More)

Component Spotlight: Combat Tiles and Damage Tokens!

April 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Enough about getting ready for battles and moving about, let's see some good ol' Gladiators fighting! The components which are used for combat are the tiles, and as you can see there are quite a lot of them, unique for each Gladiator and their... (Read More)

Component Spotlight: Movement Cards!

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, warriors! Today we'll look at one of the most important components in the game: the cards themselves! A handful of Samnis Gregarius Cards Movement cards are fundamental. Contrary to what you might think, it is by moving well that you win... (Read More)

Component Spotlight: Gladiator Sheets and Dashboards!

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Let's continue our detailed journey through the game's components by looking more closely at Gladiator sheets: A Gallus Gregarius Sheet's front On the front, we find a brief description of the Gladiator's historical background and equipment, plus all... (Read More)

We are live!

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry if we've been obsessing over it, but we really don't want you  to miss this! We are LIVE RIGHT NOW with Giacomo Santopietro (game producer), Antonio Romano from Top Hat Games and passionate reviewers Yuri Avello and Marcel Torz, to answer any... (Read More)

Component Spotlight: FightHex System™, move and fight!

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, Gladiators! First of all, don't  forget that TONIGHT at 9 PM CEST we are going to be hosting an English-speaking Live with Giacomo Santopietro (game producer) and passionate reviewers Yuri Avello and Marcel Torz, to answer any of your... (Read More)

Extra update! Check out our video at Herren der Spiele! AND THANK YOU!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, Gladiators! We have already added this video to our Review section as soon as it came out, but we think that it deserves its own update. Our good friend Marcel Torz has published in record-time (thumbs up to Alex too for fast editing) a... (Read More)

Find out more about the game! Exclusive Interview with Sir Chester Cobblepot and Top Hat Games!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Want to know more about the backstory of the game and its development? Watch this nice interview by Reenactment Sociey HEMA ITALIA with game producer Giacomo Santopietro and publisher Matteo Pironi! The interview is in Italian, but I hope many... (Read More)

Behind the scenes of Arena Colossei!

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Rise and shine, warriors! After showing you all our gladiator figures in detail, today we have a real treat for you: a video showing you how the game producer, Sir Chester Cobblepot and the mini sculptors, Orco Nero Miniatures, worked together with... (Read More)

Live from the Arena, Sunday 18 April at 9 PM CEST!

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Follow us on Youtube and Twitch! Gladiators, it's official! As we previously mentioned, we are glad  to announce that next Sunday at 9 PM CEST we are going to be hosting an English-speaking Live with Giacomo Santopietro (game producer) and... (Read More)

Gladiator Spotlight: Provocator!

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hail, Gladiators! Here we are for the last gladiator spotlight, featuring Hoplomachus' opponent: Provocator! Provocator Gregarius Gregarius. Originally, this gladiatorial figure was reserved for criminals or prisoners of war sentenced to death,... (Read More)

Upcoming Live and Gladiator Spotlight: Hoplomachus!

April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning, backers! First of all we would like to announce that next Sunday at 9 PM CEST we are going to be hosting an English-speaking Live with Giacomo Santopietro (game producer) and passionate reviewers Yuri Avello and Marcel Torz, to answer... (Read More)

Gladiator Spotlight: Secutor!

April 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Ave, Gladiators! Today we’ll look at the last of the gladiators included in the game’s starting offer: Secutor, whose style was invented to counter Retiarius’ unstoppable strategy in the arena. Secutor Gregarius Gregarius. The name of this... (Read More)

Gladiator Spotlight: Retiarius!

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning warriors, are you ready for more? Today we’ll look into one of the most famous gladiatorial figures, Retiarius, the Man with the Net! Retiarius Gregarius Gregarius. His style was initially loathed by the audience, who considered a... (Read More)

Gladiator Spotlight: Mirmillo!

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Ave! Here we are once again, to talk about our fourth gladiatorial figure, Mirmillo, a.k.a. The Tank, as he's the best-armored gladiator! Mirmillo Gregarius Gregarius. A fighter with a strong and stocky body, while short in stature. His first... (Read More)

Miniature Samples: Samnis!

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning, Gladiators! Hope you're well rested after a week of battles! Today, on the first dies Solis of the campaign (that's Sunday, quite literally), we have a treat for you. Giacomo Santopietro from Sir Chester Cobblepot, the game producer... (Read More)

So Long, Early Bird and Hello Thraex!

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning, friends (and possibly Romans and countrymen)!  First of all, congratulations to all our supporters so far, that by backing our project within its first 72 hours, will receive digital files to make their own replica of the oldest... (Read More)

A better Arena, one for sharing!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
What can we say? We are overwhelmed with the kind words of supporters who truly believe in this project and have taken it to their heart to see it succeed. We have decided that the Comments section of Kickstarter is not the ideal place to collect... (Read More)

Longer video and Gladiator Spotlight: Gallus

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hail, trusty supporters! I don't know if you've noticed, but we're featuring a new, longer video on our Kickstarter campaign which includes gameplay examples! Check it out! Moreover, today we’ll take a look at Gallus, our second gladiatorial... (Read More)

Gladiators, call to arms!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Fight with us, Gladiators! Good morning on our third campaign day! We are glad we are receiving some enthusiastic feedback from backers, but also constructive criticisms from others who clearly would like to see the project funded. This is why we'd... (Read More)

Dice Tower Give-away Contest!

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Did you miss Dice Tower's Crowdsurfing live yesterday with our contest announcement? No problem! Here is how to participate: we're giving away two copies of Arena Colossei. This contest is available to anyone Worldwide. To enter the contest, please... (Read More)

Gladiator Spotlight: Samnis

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, Gladiators! Are you ready to see who you'll be up against in the arena? To help you immerse yourself in the game’s setting, we have decided to dedicate a daily update to each shining the spotlight on each Gladiatorial Figure in the... (Read More)

Proper presentations! Who is Top Hat Games?

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning, Gladiators and here we are for our campaign's second day! First of all, we'd like to use this update to thank you all for supporting us on our first "school day" in the Arena: our first Ludus Magnus! We are very happy with the results... (Read More)

Alea Iacta Est! Also, Upcoming Contest!

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
The die has been cast, fellow Gladiators! Step into the arena with us and fight with us to reach glory! First, we'd like to thank everyone who's followed us over the years waiting for this campaign and has backed us as soon as we opened the gates! We... (Read More)

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