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Colossal Arena (1997)

Average Rating: 6.83/10
Board Game Rank: 536
Strategy Game Rank: 353
Family Game Rank: 112
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Year Published
1997
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
Colossal Arena
Alternate Names
Areena: Titaanien taisto
Colossus Arena
Kolosszus Aréna
Titan: The Arena
コロッサル・アリーナ
巨獸競技場
콜로설 아레나
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Colossal Arena/Titan: This is a strategic card game for 2 to 5 players: you play, not as combatants, but as spectators, cheering and betting on the melee ongoing in a fantasy arena/colosseum in which fantasy creatures are pitted against each other in battle!

Each round one of the creatures will die. To decide which unlucky soul will be the victim, players put numbered power cards in front of the creatures, with the lowest one going to the graveyard. The jockeying for position and strategic diplomacy in playing the numbered power cards can be intense - but what makes this game even more interesting is that the players' place bets throughout the game which will sometimes allow them to use a creature's special power in battle!

The winner at the end of the game is the bettor who's raked in the most winnings - just another day in the life of a fantasy monster gambler.

Titan: The Arena is actually a reworking of a Reiner Knizia game called Grand National Derby, but Avalon Hill's remake was quite significant from a gameplay standpoint.

The Titan: The Arena printing is often confused with its namesake, Titan. But other than the fact that they both use fantasy creatures as a general theme, there is very little that is similar between the two.

Reimplemented by: Galaxy: The Dark Ages

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Components (Titan arena version)

  • 1 rule book
  • 1 draw/discard tray
  • 25 plastic wagering chips
  • 110 cards
    • 88 strength cards
    • 11 spectator cards
    • 8 creature cards
    • 3 referee cards

Colossal Arena Version:
163 Total Cards
132 Strength Cards
11 Spectator Cards
12 Creature Cards
3 Referee Cards
5 Player Turn Reminder Cards

Size of Cards:
Fantasy Flight: Euro Standard (Purple)
Mayday: Chimera

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Kolosszus Aréna
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Hungarian edition
Publisher: Delta Vision Publishing
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Year: 2014
Size: 8.66 x 4.21 x 2.99 inches
0.88 pounds
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Spanish edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
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Year: 2013
Product Code: EDGKN10
Size: 4.09 x 7.72 x 1.42 inches
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Release Date: 2013
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Colossus Arena
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Edge French edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Thierry Doizon, Dan Harding
Year: 2013
Size: 7.75 x 4.10 x 1.50 inches
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Finnish edition
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Thierry Doizon, Dan Harding
Year: 2009
Product Code: 643001827124
Size: 10.00 x 7.75 x 1.50 inches
0.84 pounds
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コロッサル・アリーナ
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Japanese edition
Publisher: Hobby Japan
Artist: Thierry Doizon, Dan Harding
Year: 2009
Size: 7.68 x 4.02 x 1.54 inches
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0 Colossal Arena: Creature Special Powers - Summary Card v1.0
A one-page summary card of all 12 Creatures and their Special Powers...
English
2015-07-02
3 Bet Value Tokens
Visual aid For ease of scoring bet values. "Don't Forget to Thumb!"
English
2013-02-26
1 Creature abilities in Greek. Ιδιότητες των μονομάχων στα Ελληνικά
Οι ιδιότητες των πλασμάτων στα Ελληνικά για να το παίζεται εύκολα με τους μικρούς μας φίλους (και όχι μόνον).
Greek
2012-12-21
2 rule in Chinese
rule in Chinese
Chinese
2011-02-06
1 Colossal Arena Kurzregeln deutsch
Short rules of Colossal Arena (Knizia) in german language
German
2010-10-31
1 Slovenské pravidlá
Slovenský preklad pravidiel Colossal Arena
Slovak
2010-10-12
4 Russian Colossal Arena Cards Pasteups
Russian Colossal Arena Cards Pasteups Pages: 1 Amazon 2 Colossus 3 Cyclops 4 Daimon 5 Ettin 6 Gorgon 7 Magister 8 Magus 9 Prefect 10 Prefect 11 Seraphim 12 Titan 13 Troll 14 Unicorn 15 Wyrm
Russian
2009-03-22
3 [ES] Resumen de Reglas
Resumen de reglas en español-- Rules abstract in spanish
2009-01-21
5 Manual en español - Titan the arena
Traduccion al español de las reglas de Titan the arena.
2009-01-12
3 Chinese Reference Cards Patch
Using card sleeves, this patch can let reference cards become Chinese version.
Chinese
2008-04-15
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 536
Strategy Game Rank: 353
Family Game Rank: 112
Num Ratings: 5845
Average Rating: 6.83
Standard Deviation: 1.21
Num Views: 255574
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 65
Personal Comments: 2085
Users Owning: 6951
Users Wanting: 151
Users Trading: 346 [find trade matches]
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