From publisher page:
Brutal is a fast-paced hand-management card game where each player takes the role of a fighting pit warrior. Battles are fierce, swift, and deadly. Fighters equip themselves with weapons, shields, armor, and other special items they find on the pit’s muddy, blood-soaked floor. Players attack their opponents with a vast array of strikes and moves, trying to breach their defenses and strike them down with a flurry of chops and slashes. Brutal can be played in one-to-one combat or in teams of two, taking about twenty minutes to tell the stories of brave fighters in a brutal combat to the death!