Monday, November 24, 2014

#66: Clash of the Gladiators (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Clash of the Gladiators

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 66th
  • 2012: 81st
  • 2010: 82nd
  • 2005: did not appear
  • rank: 3316
  • rating: 5.87
Print Status
  • OOP but it's not real tough to find a copy
Why It's On The List
  • Knizia at his dice-y best... it's an excuse to make gladiator movie jokes & beat on your friends for fun & profit.
Tips & Tricks:
    • It's OK to make a crazed run at a dangerous animal on your turn - esp. if you're down to your last 1-2 gladiators in a group. If you win, you get the big "kill". If you lose, the points don't go to another player.
    • You don't need to have a bunch of spears or tridents, just more than the other player. Don't get obsessed with them.
    • Shields are good... there are only 8 in the game. You should draft shield-bearers first.
    • There are people who've run computer simulations to figure out the best possible teams for the game - ignore those people. They suck the fun out of everything.
    • Here's what I wrote about CotG for my 2010 Top 100 list.

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