Ancient Rome. In the Colosseum, warriors pit their skills against one-another as well as wild beasts. Up in the stands, the fans cheers and, of course, bets were placed on who would win. Of course, nobody wants to lose their money, so sometimes they'd go out of their way to influence the matches. And that's what you'll be doing in Gladius, a betting and deception board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
As you can see from the feature, the game funded fairly quickly. As such, it's on to stretch goals for the next 23 days.