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$50,900
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 3 2016
$50,900
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
270
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 3 2016

About

Galactic Coliseum is a fast-paced strategic boardgame for 2 to 4 players that brings together deterministic eurogame mechanics, cool sci-fi artwork, and detailed miniatures. Each player controls a hi-tech gladiator forced to fight for glory in an expanding arena of cybernetic enemy minions. Gladiators race to collect power cubes, control zones, find gold, and defeat the mechanical monster for victory points. As the battle stages progress, more enemies rise up, new abilities are unlocked, and special gladiator powers are awakened.

Take a look at the goodies we've unlocked!

Galactic Coliseum is easy to learn, lasts 45 minutes, and combines gameplay elements like resource management, area control, network building, and variable player powers.

Galactic Coliseum's brave gladiators: Artemis, Azrael, Havoc, and Zard
Galactic Coliseum's brave gladiators: Artemis, Azrael, Havoc, and Zard

Galactic Coliseum brings together a variety of heroes, each possessing their own unique abilities to survive and triumph in the bloodsport arena.

A gladiator’s player mat, with player portals and collected resources
A gladiator’s player mat, with player portals and collected resources
Metallic gold resource pieces and plastic power cubes and siphon gems
Metallic gold resource pieces and plastic power cubes and siphon gems

Each gladiator in Galactic Coliseum receives an individual player mat to keep them organized. Multiple sections organize all your portal tiles, gold, power cubes, siphon gems, enemy tokens, and trophies.

Gladiators have varying abilities and specializations that awaken throughout the game. Some ability cards affect the player’s turn, while others affect endgame totals for scoring bonuses.

Galactic Coliseum’s enemy minions: Scrapnels, Reapers, Raknoids, and Sentinels
Galactic Coliseum’s enemy minions: Scrapnels, Reapers, Raknoids, and Sentinels

The mechanical monsters that spawn throughout the Galactic Coliseum arena appear in increasing numbers as new stages are revealed. Each zone in the arena may spawn one, two, or no enemies, making the board a constantly-evolving gauntlet of metal and mayhem.

The highly detailed Galactic Coliseum gladiator miniatures
The highly detailed Galactic Coliseum gladiator miniatures
And the terrifyingly detailed Galactic Coliseum enemy minions!
And the terrifyingly detailed Galactic Coliseum enemy minions!

Galactic Coliseum comes with dozens and dozens of incredibly detailed miniatures. The gladiator miniatures are 33mm in height, and the enemy miniatures range from 33mm to 50mm tall.

A sample of the enemy tokens, barracks mats, and portal tiles included in Galactic Coliseum
A sample of the enemy tokens, barracks mats, and portal tiles included in Galactic Coliseum

The Galactic Coliseum enemies spawn from randomly placed Alpha tokens (red) and Beta tokens (blue), creating new distributions of minions in each game. The enemies are organized on the barracks mats until they are spawned in the arena. 

While the enemy miniatures can be collected as trophies and reused in the place of power cubes, the enemy tokens are kept for points and bonuses. Destroy all the enemies from a zone and your gladiator can claim that zone with a portal tile. These tiles allow players to teleport from across zones from portal to portal.

The Prisoner Pack adds bonus components exclusive to Kickstarter to every copy of Galactic Coliseum
The Prisoner Pack adds bonus components exclusive to Kickstarter to every copy of Galactic Coliseum

The Kickstarter Exclusives included in the Prisoner Pack boost the game with a new ability for each courageous gladiator, randomizer cards to choose a starting player, and new coliseum cards for additional setup scenarios for Galactic Coliseum.

Galactic Coliseum: Core Box comes with:

  • 50 miniatures
  • 1 game board
  • 12 metal siphon gems  
  • 12 metal gold cubes 
  • 45 power cubes
  • 60 portal tiles
  • 28 ability cards
  • 10 coliseum cards 
  • 1 score pad 
  • 51 enemy tokens
  • 2 barracks mats
  • 1 nexus mat
  • 4 gladiator mats
  • 1 velvet discard bag 
  • 1 exclusive Prisoner Pack (6 coliseum cards, 4 randomizer cards, 4 ability cards)
  • 1 rulebook (English/French/German)

Preview Rulebook (Translated in 9 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Italian, and Mandarin):

http://bit.ly/Galactic_Coliseum_Rules

Note that this is a Preview Rulebook. It is not final. The rules, layout, and graphics may still be tweaked, modified and improved. Please understand that during the campaign, the game is still in development and all areas are subject to alterations.

Terrible titans and a new champion have entered the arena!

Galactic Coliseum: Premium Edition is an exciting expansion to the Core Box.

Premium Edition: Enemy beasts, the Fomorians, and the new gladiator, Chronos
Premium Edition: Enemy beasts, the Fomorians, and the new gladiator, Chronos

The Premium Edition adds giant mindless monsters to your Galactic Coliseum game. Larger than any other enemies, the armored flesh of the Fomorians make them a rare and formidable foe. The Fomorian pack includes extra tokens and barracks mat. The Premium Edition also introduces the psionic cyborg gladiator, Chronos, with new gladiator mat, randomizer, and special ability cards.

A sample of the Fomorian and Chronos components: enemy tokens, barracks mat, playmat, portals, randomizer, and abilty cards
A sample of the Fomorian and Chronos components: enemy tokens, barracks mat, playmat, portals, randomizer, and abilty cards

The Premium Edition includes the Callisto Pack, with 20 new ability cards. These cards add a variety of cool special powers to each of your fearless fighters.

The highly detailed Premium Edition miniatures
The highly detailed Premium Edition miniatures

Galactic Coliseum: Premium Edition comes with:

Everything in the CORE BOX, plus

  • 2 Fomorian miniatures
  • 1 Chronos miniature
  • 2 enemy tokens
  • 1 barracks mat
  • 1 gladiator mat  
  • 28 ability cards  
  • 1 randomizer

But that's not all that was awakened in the bloodsport arena! 

Galactic Coliseum: Monster Edition upgrades your heroes and brings new foes to the Premium Edition.

Monster Edition: Evolution artwork for Havoc (more Evolution Upgrade designs in development)
Monster Edition: Evolution artwork for Havoc (more Evolution Upgrade designs in development)

The Monster Edition brings new Evolution Upgrade artwork and 50% larger components for every gladiator, with upgraded gladiator mats, randomizers, and ability cards. Additionally, it includes the Bloodsport Pack, with plastic storage containers, more monster miniatures, enemy tokens, coliseum cards, and metal gold cubes for expanded game settings.

The Monster Edition: Evolution Upgrade
The Monster Edition: Evolution Upgrade
Monster Edition tokens, cards, metal gold cubes, and miniatures included in the Bloodsport Pack
Monster Edition tokens, cards, metal gold cubes, and miniatures included in the Bloodsport Pack

Galactic Coliseum: Monster Edition comes with:

Everything in the PREMIUM EDITION, plus

  • 5 upgraded gladiator mats 
  • 5 upgraded randomizers
  • 52 upgraded ability cards
  • 6 miniatures  
  • 8 metal gold cubes  
  • 14 coliseum cards  
  • 2 plastic storage containers

Galactic Coliseum: Collector’s Edition is a Kickstarter Exclusive that adds a 100-page art book and an individually-numbered and signed nexus mat.

Exclusive Collector’s Edition hardcover 100-page art book
Exclusive Collector’s Edition hardcover 100-page art book

The art book included with the Collector's Edition is an exclusive 100-page, full-color, hardback collection of the art featured in Galactic Coliseum, showcasing illustrations, sketches, concepts, and model designs by Manthos Lappas, Simon Dubuc, Ján Štrba, and Ryan Boyce. The book will measure approximately 240x300mm.

Exclusive foil-trim Collector’s Edition nexus mat, signed and individually numbered
Exclusive foil-trim Collector’s Edition nexus mat, signed and individually numbered

The individually-numbered foil-trim nexus mats in the Collector's Editions are randomly assigned. The limit of these mats will be determined by the total number of backers at those levels.

Galactic Coliseum: Collector’s Edition comes with:

Everything in the MONSTER EDITION, plus

  • 1 exclusive 100-page hardcover art book 
  • 1 exclusive signed & numbered foil-trim nexus mat upgrade

More Add-Ons will be revealed as the campaign progresses. Add items onto your pledge by manually increasing the $ amount during the campaign. Mix and match up to 3 total games (any version) and any number of Add-Ons. After the campaign ends, you will confirm your options via our pledge management system. 

You can check out all the Galactic Coliseum reviews and previews on our website and join discussions about the game on BoardGameGeek.

"All about resource collection, management, and knowing where you are on the board and what you can best do. And I loved it." — PlayingBoardGames

"A bloodbath camouflaged in euro-style elegance." — Gordon Hamilton (Creator of Santorini)

"Some of the best sci-fi art I've seen in any board game. Utilizing miniatures, but without turning into that all too common dicefest. You win or lose by the decisions you and your opponents make. A bit like playing Space Go." — Scrappy Reviews

Every backer will receive all unlocked Stretch Goal Rewards.

Here are the social links for Galactic Coliseum:

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The money-back guarantee states that you can return your copy of Galactic Coliseum, opened or unopened, within 1 month of receiving it. No questions asked. You'll get a full pledge refund and we'll pay for return shipping.

We'll ship our games in bulk to fulfillment centers around the world to reduce shipping prices, customs fees, and VAT.

Backers are limited to 3 total games per pledge (mixing any 3 versions of the game, and only pay the shipping fee once per pledge). To add more games beyond the first (or Add-Ons), manually enter the $ total when making your pledge or click the blue "Manage" button next to a previously made pledge.

Shipping for Galactic Coliseum is charged at checkout. We have included some of the costs into our prices so that the shipping fees are reduced for our backers.

  • $6 USD for Canada, United States 
  • $9 USD for Germany, United Kingdom 
  • $15 USD for Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan 
  • $19 USD for Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam 
  • $27 USD for Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland 
  • $41 USD for Rest of World

For the Draconis Invasion Add-On, we use the identical shipping price to that of Galactic Coliseum. Therefore, if you choose to Add-On Draconis Invasion, add the same shipping price that Galactic Colisuem quotes for your location. Example: If the quoted shipping price for the Galactic Coliseum: Premium Edition is $6, then add $6 extra for shipping when you add a copy of Draconis Invasion. This game will ship right away. It will not be held until Galactic Coliseum ships.

We love to support game stores around the world by offering the Kickstarter versions of our game to retailers during the campaign. Retailer backers are treated the same as other backers in that they receive their games before we release the retail games into distribution.  

If you're a retailer, please contact us at info@kejitoys.com during the campaign for retail pricing information.

Jonathan Jeffrey Lai the designer of Galactic Coliseum, Draconis Invasion, and Loud About.

Kim Blair is the co-founder of Keji Inc, the publisher of Galactic Coliseum.

Manthos Lappas is the lead 3D sculptor and concept artist for Galactic Coliseum.

Simon Dubuc is the lead character artist for Galactic Coliseum.  

Ján Štrba and Ryan Boyce are the 3D model specialists for Galactic Coliseum’s miniatures.

Alisa Miroshnik is the lead graphic designer for Keji Inc.  

Larrin Baker is the producer of the Kickstarter video, narrated by Graeme Mackenzie and written by Matthew Barnette.  

Peter Koevari is the lead fantasy writer for the Galactic Coliseum backstory and bios.

Playtesters: We are so blessed by the playtesters and board game groups who heavily influenced the mechanics of Galactic Coliseum. For the many playtest versions that we made you play, thank you for all your honest and helpful feedback.

 

Risks and challenges

Keji Inc has successfully delivered to over 1,500 backers through 2 other Kickstarter games.

We have worked with several fulfillment partners over time, keeping those who do a good job communicating and packing our games well, and dropping those that were not so awesome. Because shipping is particularly crucial for Galactic Coliseum, we are most likely going to stick with Starlit Citadel for Canada/US, Gamesquest and Logistico for Europe, and Aetherworks for Australia. We are moving to Agility for Asia, having been assured of their positive results from other Kickstarter campaigns.

This is our first time working with plastic miniatures and we feel prepared for the difficulties that other projects involving miniatures have expressed. We wanted to start early to avoid some of the problems that can occur as the result of miniatures. We started working using Objex Unlimited to print 3D samples earlier this year. We wanted to see how the sculpts worked on the game board. We already involved our manufacturing team in Shenzhen throughout the process, and Jeff Lai will be at the Shenzhen factory during the important phases to ensure the detail and durability of the production pieces. Our team is ready and set to create the molds for the miniatures and begin production asap.

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