Although, in this case, it's alright if Carthage sticks around. It basically just got here. It's the new gladiator-fighting board game. It's got fighting elements and positioning. It's got deck-building aspects. It's got a bit of everything. And you can pick up your copy now.
From the announcement:
Newly released, Carthage is bringing the glory of the Gladiator Arena to board gamers all over the world! Early adopters of this game are giving praise for it’s great theme, versatility, and engaging gameplay.
Enter the Theater of Carthage
The Carthage theater awakens. Crowds flood inside to witness the grand spectacle of axe against gladius, of life pitted against death: where speed, skill and the favor of the crowd determine one's fate. Now, it’s your turn! You step into the arena and face your opponents, grim looks of determination meet your gaze. Victory or defeat, history will remember your name in Carthage.
Gladiators take to battle in the hex-based theater as weak combatants, but as their actions gain crowd favor, they develop their tactics (player deck) into a lethal combination of damage, armor, and movement. Carthage is a deckbuilding board game, each player deck mimics what moves one’s Gladiator will undertake in the arena, giving a progressive game experience. This game uses blended mechanics of deck building, hand management, and a whole lot of ruthless "take-that" combat. Featuring special Game Modes including Competitive, Team, Co-op, and Solo. The challenging Solo Mode operates using a free Companion App. In addition, unique modular rulesets allow players to be matchmaker and alter the game complexity, play time, and strategic depth! A game that players of all skill levels can learn and enjoy. Carthage. Easy to Learn... Easy to Die!