Sainome Colosseum R English Edition Kickstarter Launchedon July 3, 2018 by Max Williams
LionWing Publishing has launched a Kickstarter campaign to release anime-themed tabletop combat game Sainome Colosseum R in English! With an adorable art style, and unique and dynamic gameplay that uses both cards and dice, Sainome Colosseum R looks like a great addition to your board game collection!
Here’s an overview of the game:
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.
Here’s a look at some of the cards to show off the ultra-cute art and designs a little better and give a taste of how the game plays:
Video games are one thing, but it’s great to see companies like LionWing Publishing bringing Japanese board games to the west too! I’m expecting good things from this one!
The campaign hasn’t been live for very long, and it’s already made incredible progress towards it’s goal! The game is due to release in March 2019, should the Kickstarter reach its goal. You can read more about Sainome Colosseum R and donate to the campaign here.