Enter the arena
"The crowd roars as you avoid the swing of the blood-and-sweat tinged sword the gladiator across from you is wielding. You eye each other warily and steady your weapon. Noticing a well-hidden spike trap behind your opponent, a plan begins to take shape. You dash forward to catch the other gladiator off guard, and he stumbles backwards into the trap. A wide smile breaks on your face as the crowd cheers your name and you raise your arms in triumph."
Enter The Arena is a competitive strategy based card game for 2 to 4 players. The game is intended for audiences aged thirteen and older, and has a play time of 15-30 minutes. As in the real Gladiatorial arenas of old, fighting prowess alone is not all that is required for success. The love and adoration of the crowd is no less important if one seeks to triumph in the arena.
Enter The Arena Press & Game Reviews:
- Our first game review can be seen here at FatherGeek.com.
- View our second game review here at Purple Pawn!
- New Enter The Arena preview and video from Vince at DadsGamingAddiction.com!
- See Tiffany Ralph's game review here at GamesAreEvil.com!
- Podcast interview with Roger Hicks here at TodayInBoardGames.com!
"The ability to bluff and game your opponent on a mental level has the potential to bring in a selection of gamers that aren’t normally up for a game of swords and shields, including myself."
"Excellent stuff and a surprisingly deep level of thought is needed at times to win. I like games like this that seem small and simplistic but then quickly teach you that looks can be deceiving. Enter the Arena is a good card game that will challenge any player, be they Child, Parent, or Gamer Geek."
“This is a great card game! It’s strategic! It’s tactical! It’s fun! I’d play this again and again with my kids.”
"One Gamer Geek said, 'This isn’t a game about mindless combat. You have to think through each sword swing and every raised shield.' Another Gamer Geek said, 'Gods, this is a light game, but it would be perfect for lunch breaks, at the bar, or playing when waiting for others to show up.'”
"Taking risks really pays off if you can play your cards right."
Want to learn to play Enter The Arena? Check out our game mechanics video!