Many all over the world can say that they’re the greatest fighter of all time, but truly, only one can bear that title. And so they come to Sainome Colosseum to prove their boasts, or show that their opponent’s boasts are just that, boasting. In the end, one will reign supreme. That’s the story behind Sainome Colosseum R, a card game that’s looking to be printed for an English audience that’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the Kickstarter:
The kingdom’s greatest warriors have come from far and wide to do combat and determine the fiercest of them all. Each has a personal reason to compete in the tournament, but one thread unites them all – to put their fighting skills on display and earn the right to be called champion.
Sainome Colosseum R is an ultra-accessible tabletop combat game for 2-4 players where opponents fight for glory in free-for-all battles, duos matches, or intense one-on-one showdowns. Incorporating distinct Japanese visual elements and innovative mechanics, Sainome Colosseum R features a roster of ten playable heroes—each possessing two forms and multiple unique abilities—and one hundred “Sainome Cards,” which comprise the game’s many items, spells, weapons, and armor.
Using action selection, hand management, card drafting, and dice rolling, Sainome Colosseum R expertly blends strategy, luck, and balanced replayability to create a PvP experience that can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. With a run-time of 15-30 minutes and a learn-time of just 10, players can get into the action of Sainome Colosseum R quickly without ever having to pore over endless pages of rules. This approachable yet dynamic gameplay leads to exciting and fast-paced bouts that players will be hard-pressed to forget.
Sainome Colosseum R is a remake of MR Entertainment’s very first card game, simply titled “Sainome Colosseum,” and was developed after they received positive feedback about the original game and fan desires to see an expanded version of it. Thus, it’s best to think of Sainome Colosseum R as the complete, or enhanced, edition of the original title.
Sainome Colosseum R is being translated into English and published in the West by LionWing Publishing, a localization company whose focus is on bringing Japanese tabletop games to the English market.
The campaign’s about 2/3 of the way to its goal with still 33 days left to go.