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Coliseum of the Gods is a card game that thrusts you into the arena, ready to battle and destroy any foes that stand in your way!

What is Coliseum of the Gods?

The Gods have gathered to determine who among them is the greatest on Mount Olympus. They have chosen champions who must duel to the death in order to determine their patron’s greatness. It is within The Coliseum that the battle is waged and inside there is one simple goal: survive.

Coliseum of the Gods is a standalone card game suitable for two-to-eight players, aged 12 years and up. The game thrusts you into the arena as a powerful champion ready to do battle and destroy any opponents that stand in your way. A single game is designed to have variable lengths, ranging from ten minutes or up to an hour. It’s a competitive blast that’s perfect for play in between tournament rounds!

Basic Gameplay

In addition to the normal rules for each card type, every card has a value. Once per turn, you're able to attack by discarding any card in your hand. The defending player then discards any numbers of cards. If the value of your attack is higher than the combined value of the defense, the defending player loses a portion of their health.


The Four Card Types
CoTG involves four types of cards.
WEAPON: Weapon cards, which are identified by the red border, are cards that represent the arms and armor you find while inside the Arena. These are the only cards that stay in play and offer continuous effects. Many of the Weapon cards have symbols which offer a continuous bonus to your attack or defense!
GIFT: Gift cards, which are identified by the green border, are cards that give you much needed aid. Often they can heal or protect you from other card effects. Many of these cards can directly counter certain Coliseum cards, which can sometimes save you from certain death!
TACTIC: Tactic Cards, which are identified by the blue border, are cards that either disrupt your opponent's plans or protect you from harm. Many of these cards can be played on an opponent's turn. This allows you to set the perfect trap for your foes.
COLISEUM: Coliseum cards, which are identified by the gray border, are some of the most destructive and powerful cards in the game. These are made to represent the power and chaos of the gods themselves! While being incredibly dangerous, you are always shielded from a Coliseum card you play. These cards never effect whoever played them.


If you want to know exactly how the Coliseum functions, you can find more information at Secret Tunnel Games. We discuss game development and design, the creators backgrounds and other upcoming games here: http://www.secrettunnelgames.com

Here's a more detailed look at the anatomy of a CotG card:


And what of the spoils?

It takes quite a bit to make a card game! We’ve decided to manufacture and produce locally in Orlando, Florida. The cost for our initial run will be around $2,100. In addition, we want to be able to offer you guys shirts, art, additional rules and more great games. If we meet our goal, all of this is possible!

Rewards!

Our supporters will be able to claim some excellent rewards including a PDF of the game, pre-order copies of the First Edition for personal or store use, original beta test cards, the chance to appear as a god or goddess, preview copies of our next game, and the chance for us to design a game just for you!

International backers may need to pay additional fees on any rewards that require shipping & handling. If you will require international shipping on any rewards, please contact us prior to backing so we can figure out the most cost effective solution for you!

Who Are We?

Secret Tunnel Games is a small group of gamers who decided it was time to make their own games. We’ve banded together to make destroying your foes and seeing them driven before you as enjoyable as possible.

What If We Go Over Our Goal?

If we beat our goal, we’ll be able to put that directly into the game. Higher quality cards, better deck boxes, high quality art! All of these are potentially available if we are able to raise past our goal.

Talk to us! 

For more information about Secret Tunnel Games, Coliseum of the Gods, our hobbies and favorite foods, check out http://www.secrettunnelgames.com!! We're also on facebook ( http://facebook.com/secrettunnel ) and twitter (http://twitter.com/piratechan - use the hashtag #cotg to tweet about the game!).

To contact us with questions, comments, or love letters, contact chan@secrettunnelgames.com

To contact us with concerns, play test requests, and hate mail, contact dick@secrettunnelgames.com

To have your creative commons photography featured in our game, contact art@secrettunnelgames.com

(Also thank you to Kevin McLeod for having such awesome Creative Commons music available in our video!

Video Music: "Five Armies" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )

(Please note that none of the card images provided reflect the finished product of the game. Much of the art will change by the time production is completed.)

FAQ

  • You sure can!

    We've uploaded a gameplay video on Update #3, but you can also find a more detailed and annotated version on youtube, which you can find at this link! ( http://www.youtube.com/watch… )

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  • Currently we are using Creative Commons art to demo our game. If we're able to raise enough money, we will be hiring out artists to provide the art. We would like to credit Laura Dye, {thus}, Tine Steiss, and Victor Manuel for the use of their art. Thank you for giving the internet access to your excellent work!

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  • We'll be updating this page as soon as we finalize the Rules document, but I wanted to give you guys a barebones summary of how the game works.

    The basis of the game revolves around many players using one deck, taking turns drawing cards, playing weapons, and attacking the other players.

    When you attack a player, you discard a card. The value of the card, plus any bonuses you have, is your attack. Your opponent then discards any number of cards, adding their values to match or beat your attack. If they don't, they take damage equal to the difference in your attack and his or her defense.

    Tactics, Gifts, and Weapons can change how you attack or defend, but those are details for a little later.

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