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Colossal Arena

Colossal Arena

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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 40-60 minutes 2-5

Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

Manufacturer(s): Fantasy Flight Games

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Product Description

Reiner Knizia's Colossal Arena is a reprint of the classic Titan: The Arena, published by the Avalon Hill game company.

Colossal Arena features gorgeous new art and four brand-new creatures -- not included in the original version -- making Colossal Arena a new and unique game experience. In this game of gladiatorial mayhem, eight monsters battle in the arena for your amusement, while crazed spectators leap into the fray to help their favorites.

Players place bets on the fantasy creatures they think will triumph. But beware! -- each creature boasts individual skills and abilities, and players must manage the spectator cards while guiding their bets to maximum payoff. Tension is high as one creature is eliminated every round. Will your favorite prevail? Or will your champion be destroyed and your fortunes lost?

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Product Information

  • Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

  • Manufacturer(s): Fantasy Flight Games

  • Artist(s): Dan Harding, Thierry Doizon

  • Year: 2008

  • Players: 2 - 5

  • Time: 40 - 60 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 380 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are printed in English. This is a domestic item. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.


  • 12 creature cards
  • 132 combat cards
  • 11 spectator cards
  • 3 referee cards
  • 25 bet tokens
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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 19 reviews

Well worth the wait!
February 07, 2005

This is an absolutely terrific game. I had it recommended to me in its prior incarnation as Titan: The Arena, and bid on a few eBay auctions of the out-of-print version. I'm glad I didn't win any of them, as this recent addition to my collection was much lower in price and reportedly has more to offer.

This is about the best of the new games this season. It is easy to teach and to learn, and has quite a bit of depth. Kids who like Magic the Gathering will pick this up especially quickly.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Most played game in my collection
January 31, 2004

This is an excellent game, simple to pick up and plenty of fun for players of all skill levels. Good players are handicapped by other players invariably ganging up against them. This game is the favourite of my casual gameplaying friends.

Although it is a reasonably simple game, the rule book is confusing. You need a lawyer to interpret it.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Extraordinary Card Game
February 13, 2002

Galaxy is a card game, not a science fiction game. The theme is incidental to playing the game. Basically the game boils down to an eight suited deck of cards with individual card rankings and a few other special ability cards thrown in for good measure. Strategic possibilities abound. Both defensive and offensive play are rewarded.

The placement of bases -- the betting element in the game -- is ingenious. You pick the suits you want to survive the card play and then you develop a strategy to ensure their survival. There are numerous possibilities for play on every turn. The winner is almost always in doubt to the very end.

Yes the rules take a half hour to plow through the first time. After that the play is intuitive and you seldom have to consult the rulebook. It is worth the time. After you master the basics, you have a card game that blends the best of bridge, rummy and a poker betting component. In some ways it is a classic in its own right.

It is a bit more demanding than most card games, but that only enhances the tactical options you have on virtually every play of a card. If you like card games, but want more of a challenge, this is a great buy. It plays well with two or multiple players -- a rarity for most card games.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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