Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends (2013)

Average Rating: 7.28/10
Board Game Rank: 375
Abstract Game Rank: 21
Strategy Game Rank: 216
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Year Published
2013
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
30 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
Alternate Names
Die Arena von Tash-Kalar
Tash Kalar: Arena de Leyendas
Tash-Kalar: Aréna Legend
Tash-Kalar: L'Arena Leggendaria
Tash-Kalar: L'Arène Des Légendes
Tash-Kalar: Legendarna Arena
タシュ=カラール:伝説の闘技場
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Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends is a game played by masters of magic. Two to four summoners encounter each other in the Tash-Kalar arena, either in teams or each on his own, and prove their skill and strategy in a short but intense battle. By clever deployment of their minions, they create magic patterns for summoning powerful beings, and then use those to destroy their opponent’s forces or to prepare patterns for the ultimate legendary beings.

The game includes three different factions, each with a unique deck of beings to summon and one deck of legendary creatures. Players take turns placing their common pieces on the board, and if they succeed in creating patterns depicted on one of the cards in hand, they may play it. When played, the card summons a particular being and allows the player to perform an effect described on the card: a giant destroys neighboring pieces, a knight moves through enemy pieces, a warlord orders previously placed pieces to move and fight, an enchantress converts enemy pieces to player's own color, etc. After that, the player discards the card and the summoned being turns into a motionless piece which may be used in patterns for summoning other beings – or even be awakened and moved into combat by the effects of other cards.

Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends offers two game modes. In the standard mode you score points for fulfilling various quests set by the Arena Masters: controlling certain points or areas of the arena, destroying a number of enemy pieces in a single turn, performing a certain combination of summonings, etc.

In melee mode, your only goal is to entertain the crowd. You do that by destroying your opponents and making them beg (i.e., making them use the catch-up mechanisms) and by summoning legendary beings. After all, people want to see a dragon! Both modes can be played as a two-player duel or as a team game with teammates sharing pieces and legendary cards, but with each controlling his own faction. (The game includes a duplicate of one faction in a different color.) The melee mode can also be played as a fierce free-for-all battle, but don't expect alliances; to achieve a good score, you need to destroy all opponents evenly as you track points scored on each opponent separately, and your lowest score is your final score.

The rules of Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends are simple and easy to understand, but as you start to discover the tactics and are able to anticipate the opponent's moves and patterns, it turns into a real clash of wits.

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Card size: 61x103mm (non-standard)
Card quantity: 96 cards to be held in hand, and 24 cards on show
Pieces: 17 Common/Heroic and 3 Legendary pieces for each of the 4 factions

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Tash Kalar: Arena de Leyendas
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Zacatrus
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Year: 2014
Product Code: 0616806911701
Size: 12.68 x 9.13 x 2.83 inches
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Tash-Kalar: Legendarna Arena
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Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
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Publisher: Czech Games Edition
Artist: David Cochard
Year: 2014
Product Code: CGE00023
Size: 9.30 x 12.80 x 3.00 inches
2.60 pounds
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Publisher: Czech Games Edition, Z-Man Games
Artist: David Cochard
Year: 2013
Product Code: CGE00023
Size: 12.68 x 9.13 x 2.83 inches
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Release Date: Dec 2013
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Die Arena von Tash-Kalar
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Publisher: Czech Games Edition, Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: David Cochard
Year: 2013
Size: 12.68 x 9.13 x 2.83 inches
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16 Tokens Label
Token label to cut and stick on woodden tokens An example at: www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1944230/tash-kalar-arena-of-legends
English
2014-03-12
78 Tash Kalar - FAQ
A compilation of official & forum questions and answers. Any errors, omission, or questions you'd like to see included, please let me know. "Don't Forget to Thumb!" Thanks. [b]Changelog:[/b] * Q1 Reworded. * Q9 reworded. * Q11 reworded. * Q12 Reworded, and answer expanded upon. * Q14 Reworded, and answer expanded upon. * Q20 Answer reworded. * Q20 Reworded. * Q27 Eldest Tree added. * FAQ Text colourised. * File-size decreased.
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2014-01-06
28 Tash Kalar ~ Moves and Leaps
Shows what options are available to you. Either moving to an empty square, or combat strengths Vs. other ranks when you perform either a Standard move, Standard leap, Combat move, or Combat leap. "Don't Forget to Thumb!" [b]Changelog:[/b] *Font size increase *Added 'empty' to move text *Changed & to or *Added pointers * Moved blood splat * Massive decrease in file size
English
2013-12-16
16 Tash-Kalar - Patrones
Versión 1.3 (formato PDF) v1.3: Corregido un error en el texto del maestro ritualista Guía completa en español con los patrones de todos los seres de Tash-Kalar (las cuatro escuelas de magia y los seres legendarios). Si te gusta este maravilloso juego no dejes de visitar la página oficial http://www.tash-kalar.com. Hay un montón de información de trasfondo sobre las criaturas y los patrones. Un agradecimiento especial a Gallardus por su ayuda y su traducción de las cartas. [user=Gallardus][/user]
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2013-12-16
15 Tash-Kalar - Patterns
v1.2 WORD (PDF version also available) Complete guide of patterns. It includes patters of all 4 different schools (actually there are 3 schools). If you like playing Tash-Kalar, visit the great official page http://www.tash-kalar.com It provides very nice background information. Thank you very much to Gallardus for his help. [user=Gallardus][/user] Changelog: - Added Legends - Changed layout (font, background colours, ...) Feel free to modify this file.
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2013-12-14
9 Tash-Kalar - Hoja de ayuda
Hoja de ayuda con la descripción de las 3 formas de juego, incluyendo los enfrentamientos por equipos. Es una hoja de consulta rápida para tener todo visible de un vistazo.
Spanish
2013-12-06
7 Guidebook (German)
German Guidebook for Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
German
2013-10-17
14 Full Rules (German)
German Full Rules for Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
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2013-10-17
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