Those who are about to die salute you!
The life of a gladiator could bring you heaps of adulation and the chance to buy your freedom. But more-than-likely, you'd end up face-down in the sand, run through with some sharp, metal object, thinking, "Ow... being stabbed really hurts, guys!" Well, in Lex Arena, you take on the role of a gladiator owner who is looking for the greatest gladiator of them all.
Each gladiator has their own strengths. It's up to you to make sure your strengths are levied against your opponent's weaknesses in order to assure victory. Only one gladiator can stand at the end (... anyone else thinking of Highlander right now? Just me?). You have to make sure it's your gladiator.
One draw for the game is its construction. The game is hand-made using wood and linen for the board, tokens, dice, and box (ok, so you get some glass beads in there, too. I don't know if those are hand-made or not).
The campaign is about 1/3 of the way to funding with still 24 days left to go.