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Grant Jentoft
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My friend and I are looking for a good system for Gladiator fighting. Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Robert .
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Check out Roma or Schotten-Totten.
 
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Tim K.
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Roma or Schotten-Totten? I don't know that I would describe either of those as gladiatorial systems per se. Gladiator-themed, perhaps.

Melee is what comes to mind when I think of a gladiatorial system:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3464
 
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Looking at your game ratings I would suggest hunting for AH Gladiator. It pairs nicely with Circus Max too.

http://boardgamegeek.com/game/1693
 
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Err...this?
http://boardgamegeek.com/game/3242
Out of print but available on eBay or BGG I bet. I saw one in a store last week, too.
 
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bookgnome wrote:
Err...this?
http://boardgamegeek.com/game/3242
Out of print but available on eBay or BGG I bet. I saw one in a store last week, too.



I love Clash of Gladiators. A total luck fest but very fun.
 
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I'll second Clash of the Gladiators. Our game group really digs it. It doesn't get alot of love here on BGG but unlike many other Knizia games this one doesn't have the theme pasted on. Also check out this new gladiator game: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18701
 
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I will also add the admiration for Clash of the Gladiators, and it's simple enough for smaller children to enjoy. My 7 yr old loves it.

But I do understand it's not everybody's cup of tea. It is a total dice fest, but I don't mind games like that.


 
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"Clash of the Gladiators" is a gladiator game ITO (in theme only). What can you say about a gladiator game where the rules say you "capture" opponents instead of "killing" them? yuk

If you just want the theme its probably OK.

If you want something more realistic, AH's Gladiator is probably the way to go.
 
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My I suggest Gladiolus from the Society of Ancients in the UK.
website at www.soa.org.uk
Looking under Catalogue you will see Society Games, you will find Gadiolus listed there.
It is a fast games that plays on two levels one of which involves a bit of bluffing.
There are I believe six type of gladiators from fast lightly armed to the fully armoured hoplite type. It is a boardgame but you can subsituted miniatures for the playing pieces. Each game takes about 10 minutes (therefore you can died for the emperor several times per hour, but of course you will be victorious, right!?sauron)and there is a megagame where you run a school of gladiators.
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Say, Billy...do you like to watch gladiator movies?
 
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Alfred Two Feathers
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There is a fun CCG game called Gladiator. Was made here localy. Was used to enter the gunness world record for longest game ever played ( has been beaten since). Simple yet fun game, I enjoy playing it.
 
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for fun brawling with a minimum of strategy (hand mgt) we easily pasted a sword fight theme on following free card game:

http://alliancemartialarts.com/kfh.html - "Kung Fu Heroes"

it's a fast race of stealing life points, dealing low & high hits, including combos etc. perfect as a filler or as a fighting system included in a bigger game.
 
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