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Colossal Arena
Colossal Arena
by The Avalon Hill Game Co, Fantasy Flight Games, Hobby Japan, Altar Games, Edge Entertainment, Delta Vision Publishing (1997)
Player Count
2 to 5

Player Ages

Playing Time
40 minutes to 1 hour
  • Card Game
  • Fantasy
  • Mythology
  • Designers
  • Reiner Knizia
  • Mechanisms
  • Betting/Wagering
  • Hand Management
  • Artists
  • Thierry Doizon
  • Dan Harding
  • Cyrille Daujean
  • Steve Holmes
  • Tyson Milbert
  • Jan Patrik Krásný
  • Family
  • Fantasy Flight Silver Line Games
  • Monsters
  • Knizia Betting Trilogy
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    Colossal Arena/Titan: This is a strategic card game for 2 to 5 players: you play, not as combatants, but as spectators, cheering and betting on the melee ongoing in a fantasy arena/colosseum in which fantasy creatures are pitted against each other in battle!

    Each round one of the creatures will die. To decide which unlucky soul will be the victim, players put numbered power cards in front of the creatures, with the lowest one going to the graveyard. The jockeying for position and strategic diplomacy in playing the numbered power cards can be intense - but what makes this game even more interesting is that the players' place bets throughout the game which will sometimes allow them to use a creature's special power in battle!

    The winner at the end of the game is the bettor who's raked in the most winnings - just another day in the life of a fantasy monster gambler.

    Titan: The Arena is actually a reworking of a Reiner Knizia game called Grand National Derby, but The Avalon Hill Game Co's remake was quite significant from a gameplay standpoint.

    The Titan: The Arena printing is often confused with its namesake, Titan. But other than the fact that they both use fantasy creatures as a general theme, there is very little that is similar between the two.

    Reimplemented by: Galaxy: The Dark Ages

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